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What Does a Bubble in the Sidewall Mean?

What Does a Bubble in the Sidewall Mean?


sidewall plies are keeping the tire from a blowout. Bubbles or bulges in the sidewall are normally the result of the tire's inner liner being damaged from an impact that creates a small hole or tear and compromises the strength of the sidewall plies. In most cases, the impact that caused the damage

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Replacement


…or with very low inflation pressure. Tires cut or punctured in the shoulder or sidewall areas, as well as any tires driven on while flat or with very low inflation pressure even for short periods of time are often damaged beyond repair and should be replaced. Driving on a tire while flat or with very…

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Tire Tech Information - Sidewall Separations/Bubbles


damaged in service due to use while overloaded/underinflated, or by impact with potholes, curbs or other road hazards that pinch the tire between the rim and the road, or simply stretch the rubber beyond the elastic limit of the underlying cords and wires. Past experience indicates that a sidewall

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Replacement tires: When is it time?


…" is the legal minimum but we wouldn't wait that long to replace tires. • If you cut or puncture the sidewall, or drove on a flat tire (or one with very low inflation)—you've probably damaged the tire beyond repair. It's probably time. • Never ignore a bubble, blister, bulge, large cut or cracks…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire/Rim Protectors


…debris on the road have never been considered a tire's friend, many of today's tires resist accidental damage by featuring thicker rubber molded at key locations on their sidewalls. This helps reduce damage to the tires and/or wheels when drivers accidentally rub them against curbs while parking or turning…

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The Truth About Warranties


…tire may be covered is to look at the below disqualifying conditions: * Puncture * Injuries to the sidewall or tread that do not penetrate the carcass * Running a tire underinflated or flat * Impact damage * Shoulder wear that's commonly caused by underinflation, hard cornering or alignment issues * Uneven…

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Tire Tech Information - Rubber Cracking


…cleaning procedure. Interestingly enough, when sun exposure or excessive cleaning is the cause of the small cracks, the sidewall of the tire facing outward will show damage, while the sidewall facing inward is rarely affected. The anti-aging chemicals used in the rubber compounds are more effective when the…

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Do your tires have rim protectors?


…if your tires have rim protectors, you might be able to avoid accidental damage. How can you tell if a tire has a rim protector? Generally speaking, you'll want to look for thicker rubber molded at key locations on the sidewall. Standard tires don't typically feature a rim protector, as shown at right…

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Tire Tech Information - Flat Tire Repairs Past the Point of No Return


sidewalls, but external inspection is not enough. Any repairs without removing the damaged tire from the wheel are improper because inspecting the inside of the tire for hidden damage greatly reduces the risk of returning a weakened tire to service. Without dismounting the tire, any hidden damage would…

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Pothole Season Again, Tips to Replacing Damaged Tires and Wheels


…dangerous and can do serious damage to any vehicle. Potholes are something we have to live with, at least in the northern states. I have spoke with more people lately needing to get one replacement tire as a result of pothole damage. A few tips to use when dealing with pothole damage on replacement wheels and…

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How do I store my tires?


…the chances an object will be sitting under the sidewall, wearing at its integrity. Remember, gravity never stops pulling. Also, make sure the desgignated area is free of petroleum products such as gas and oil, as petroleum products can cause damage to the tire's rubber. 2. NO SUN! Keep your tires out…

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Tire Tech Information - Shaving Tire Treads to Maintain Equivalent Tread Depths for Four-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive Vehicles


…original tread depth? Simply installing one new tire runs the risk of drivability problems or expensive driveline damage. Replacing the other three partially worn tires along with the damaged tire significantly increases the cost. Tire Rack can provide a solution by matching the tread depth of the replacement…

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Related Categories: Sidewall Bulge | Permitted Repair Area | Cut Sidewall | Sidewall Bubble | Impact Bubble | Sidewall Crack | Curb Protection | Tire Bulge | Tire Bead Damage | Sidewall Thickness
 
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