Have you leaved your car unused for a long period? Do you know what happens when tires sit too long in one place? If your car is left unused for an extended period of time, know that your tires and other components will still require maintenance and upkeep.
Leaving a car unused for a long period could leave it vulnerable to problems with your battery, brakes, and tires. Tires will be prone to deteriorate, lose air pressure, and develop flat spots. When you decide to start driving your vehicle again, instead of the smooth ride you expected, it will be all bumps, thumps, and vibration due to ineffective tires.
Although you will always have to replace your tires at some point, premature tire deterioration can be avoided so your tires can last longer. Your wheels carry the full weight of the car, so when your vehicle is left in one stationary position, your tires can soon become deflated, flat, rotten, or warped. While inflating the tires can help, it's not always safe to drive on tires that sat in the garage for too long.
Taking care of your tires will save you money on gas and a smoother, safer ride for you and your family.
When your vehicle isn’t in use, your tires may develop bubbles that may not always be visible. Tire bubbles can also form in areas where the rubber has worn very thin. Driving on a tire that has a bubble is very dangerous. As you drive in different road conditions and speeds, the bubble may get much bigger. The longer you wait, the bigger it gets! And there is a high possibility that it will blow out on you.
Unfortunately, you cannot take any action yourself to repair bubbles, as a tire bubble means the tire’s structural integrity has been compromised. You will have to bring your car immediately to the shop.
Do not attempt to drive the car for long until you get this fixed.
As a precautionary measure, regularly inspect your tires and make sure they have enough pressure.
The most common cause of flat spots on tires is when your car is left too long in the same place. Leaving a car parked for as little as one month may be enough time to develop severe tire spotting.
You will feel a ride disturbance or shimmy during the first few miles of driving after your vehicle has been parked for a few days, weeks, or months.
Flat spots can compromise your tires, which can compromise your vehicle’s performance and your safety on the road! If you notice vibrating, thumping, or a loss in steering capacity, visit us at National Tire Wholesale to have a technician diagnose the issue. We’ll figure out if your tires are flat-spotting or if your troubles are due to a different problem, and give you the recommendations you need to make repair decisions for your car!
Your Tires need to have the correct air pressure, tread depth, tire balance and wheel alignment to be safe and cost-effective.
Start your vehicle and move it around periodically to keep fluids circulating and ensures all the moving parts such as the transmission and brakes are kept well lubricated. Moving your vehicle can help avoid potential tire deterioration, bubbles, and flat spots. Make an appointment to have your tire replaced as soon as you notice any issues.
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