Summer time common tire issues

Summertime, While it’s great to enjoy the warm weather and long days, it’s also important to be aware of some common tire issues that can arise during this time of year. Here are some potential problems you might encounter:

  1. Tire blowouts: Higher temperatures can cause tire sidewalls to become brittle and more prone to cracking, which can lead to a blowout. This is especially true for tires with older or worn-out sidewalls.
  2. Increased tire wear: Summer driving conditions, such as hot pavement and sudden braking, can cause excessive tire wear. This can lead to uneven tread wear, reduced traction, and increased risk of a blowout.
  3. Tire overheating: Driving at high speeds or in extreme heat can cause tires to overheat, leading to reduced tire life, decreased handling, and increased risk of a blowout.
  4. Tire pressure change: Tire pressure: For every 10°F increase in temperature, tires gain 1–2 pounds per square inch (PSI) of pressure. This can lead to overinflated tires, which can increase the risk of blowouts, reduced traction, and skidding.
  5. Tire damage from road debris: Summer driving often means encountering more road debris, such as potholes, gravel, and rocks. These hazards can cause tire damage, including punctures, cuts, and cracks.
  6. All-season tires: If you’re using all-season tires designed for cooler climates, they may not be suitable for the high temperatures and humidity of summer. You may need to switch to dedicated summer tires for better performance and safety.

To minimize the risk of these issues:

  1. Check your tire pressure regularly: Ensure your tires are properly inflated according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  2. Monitor your tire tread depth: Keep an eye out for signs of excessive wear and consider replacing your tires if they’re worn down.
  3. Drive safely: Avoid sudden braking and acceleration, and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.
  4. Inspect your tires regularly: Look for signs of damage, such as cracks, bulges, or punctures.
  5. Consider upgrading to summer-specific tires: If you live in an area with extremely hot summers or drive frequently on highways, consider investing in dedicated summer tires for better performance and safety.

Summertime has always been my favorite time of year, especially for exploring this great country. The last thing you want is to be sitting on the side of the road, Which can be super dangerous. Play it safe this summer and be prepared as we take our tires for granted, which we never should do.

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