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Causes of Tire Bubble?

An air bubble in your tire means that its inner lining has ruptured and air has leaked out. Most of the time, the bubbles result from impact damage.

The weak spot in the tire can inflate as the tire is pinched between the wheel and the road or a curb.

Air leakage can also be caused by driving over bad roads and other external factors that result in impact damage.

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Determining tire size

Installing the right tires on your vehicle is important to the overall performance and safety of your vehicle. Your tire choice should reflect the conditions you drive and your vehicle response and handling preferences. You should understand what tire size is right for your vehicle to be able to make the right choice when it’s time to buy tires.

If you decide to substitute a new size or tire type, consult an authorized tire retailer who can expertly advise you because many optional tire sizes may have different load capacities and require wheels of a different rim width or diameter and different inflation pressure.

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HOW TO MAINTAIN TIRE PRESSURE

  1. Maintaining the correct tire pressure for your car on any driving condition can save you fuel while ensuring safe and efficient braking thus increasing your tire life.
  2. It is only that small portion of rubber that connects your car with the road that can contribute to your safety and fuel consumption that is why having correct tire pressure is important.
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SIGNS THAT INDICATE YOU HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR CAR TIRES

1. Understand that the primary function of tread on a tire is to divert water from beneath the tire to improve traction and avoid
hydroplaning on wet roads.

2. Look at the tread pattern. These are small bridges that form between your treads.

3. Check the tread by using the penny test. 2/32-inch minimum tread depth requirement. which require motorists to replace a tire when the tire wears down to that depth.

4. Use a tread depth indicator or gauge. You can use a special tread depth indicator or gauge tool to measure your tires tread.

5. Make note of any improper tread wear, improper inflation pressure, and out-of-spec tire alignment.

6. Check for any abnormal bulges or “bubbles” in the sidewall.

7. Notice a vibration in the steering wheel and check for dry rot. If you see little cracks all over your tires. it means that the rubber is breaking down.

8. Replace the tires at least every 6 years. If you’re not sure. the minimum replacement time that is recommended by the NHTSA is six years regardless of use. with 10 years being the maximum service life for tires.

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CHANGING A FLAT TIRE

1. FIND A SAFE LOCATION AND TURN ON YOUR HAZARD LIGHTS.

2. APPLY THE PARKING BRAKE AND THE WHEEL WEDES.

3. REMOVE THE HUBCAP 0R WHEEL COVER.

4. LOOSEN THE LUG NUTS.

5. PLACE THE JACK UNDER THE VEHICLE.

6. RAISE THE VEHICLE WITH THE JACK.

7. UNSCREW THE LUG NUTS.

8. REMOVE THE TIRE.

9. MOUNT THE SPARE TIRE ON THE LUG BOLTS AND TIGHTEN THE LUG NUTS BY HAND.

10. LOWER THE VEHICLE AND TIGHTEN THE LUG NUTS AGAIN.

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