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Q&A: What is the Primary Cause of Tire Damage?

canstockphoto6931028 (1)A car without tires… Well, you can finish that sentence. We rely on this facet of our car 100%, and when they aren’t functioning properly, the result is inconvenient and costly. In the name of preventative action, the team at Louetta thinks it’s important to fill our customers in on the actions they can take to prevent tire damage.

Overinflation (or Underinflation)

There’s a reason that your vehicle’s owner’s manuals specifies the proper tire pressure. Underinflated tires get too hot, which increases friction and wears down the outer rubber. Overinflated tires, on the other hand, lose their traction and tend to wear down in the center of the tire.

High Speeds

High speeds take their toll on tires. But the biggest issue is that the faster you go, the less time you have to avoid road blocks and potential damages. As a result, your tires are exposed to heightened exposure to speed bumps, sharp turns, potholes, and more.

Age

Nothing lasts forever, and tires are no exception. To check the age of your tires, take a peek at the sidewall of the rubber. It will have the month and year that the tires were manufactured. Generally, you don’t want to use tires for more than five years. If you use your car often for long drives, that margin will get smaller.

Neglect

Tires don’t need a ton of maintenance. However, if you don’t occasionally rotate your tires, they’re going to be exposed to uneven wear. This leads to issues that will drastically decrease the longevity of your tires.

Armed with these tips, you can help your tires last for as long as possible. Your wheels should take you wherever you want to go… Without holding you back! Our Katy, TX auto repair services are one way of ensuring just that.

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