How do I know if I have a flat tire?

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January 1, 2021

How do I know if I have a flat tire?

One of the biggest concerns that can happen on the road is getting a flat tire. It can go flat before you get behind the wheel or it can blow out when you’re driving along the road. Watch for signs to prevent the dangers of a blowout.

Worn out tread

You should always be aware of the condition of the tread on your tires. If you have less than 3/16″ remaining on your tread, it’s time for a new set of tires. Uneven wearing of tires is also dangerous and could indicate that the alignment is off. Check your tires at least once every few weeks.

Excessive vibration

If the steering wheel shakes, this is a clear sign that something could be wrong with the tires. Instead of continuing to drive a car that is shaking, take it in for a diagnostic service.

Bulging or blistering spots

Any tire that has a blister or bulging area should be replaced as soon as possible. This could result in a blowout at any moment, which will put you in a dangerous situation where you could lose control of the vehicle and get into an accident.

Low pressure

Another reason that tires go flat is that they aren’t properly inflated. Tires always have the recommended pressure levels printed on them, so look for the number and keep them within that range at all times. Temperature changes often cause the tire pressure to shift drastically.

Protect yourself and your passengers by watching for warning signs of a flat tire. And if you ever are in need to change your tires or repair a flat one, don’t hesitate and contact Sprinter Towing. 24/7 all year round in Winnipeg and surrounding areas.