How to Prevent Tires from Getting Flat
Keep Your Tires Inflated
Check your owner’s manual or the sticker on the inside of the driver’s side door and keep your tires inflated to the recommended pressure. They’ll wear evenly, and you’ll get maximum fuel efficiency. If you’re over-inflated, your ride will be rougher and you won’t have optimum control over your car. If you’re driving on under-inflated tires, they’ll wear unevenly and much more quickly.
Check Your Tires for Uneven Wear
Make it a part of your routine to check your tires for uneven wear Your tire tread can wear more quickly from quick starts, hard stops and from making frequent stops and starts If you notice uneven wear, it’s time to replace. Otherwise, you’re risking a flat or a blowout.
Look for Good Tread
When you’re in the market for new tires, look for a thick tread that is resistant to punctures. We recommend purchasing tires with higher mileage warranties – They’re more expensive, but if your driving style causes faster tire wear, they can actually save you money.
Check your Car’s Brakes
Your car’s brakes can also influence how your tires wear, If you’re checking your tires regularly, you can catch worn or ill-fitted brakes Poorly adjusted brakes will create uneven wear on the wheels, which results in uneven wear on the tires.
Avoid Rough Streets
This may seem like common sense, but it’s important to avoid streets that are likely to have sharp objects. You’ll usually find nails, screws, jagged pieces of wood and broken glass near construction sites, so it’s smart to take a detour and avoid the potential hazard. Also, driving over potholes or on uneven roads can damage your tires.