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Is There a Bubble on Your Tire?

Is There a Bubble on Your Tire?


…impact damage from road conditions. When a tire hits a pothole or a sharp object on the road, the force from the weight of the vehicle is focused on a relatively small area of contact. This compresses the tire enough that the inside of the tire's sidewall can be pinched and damaged. This damage to the…

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Tire Tech Information - Flat Tire Repairs


tire's tread area of up to 1/4" in diameter. Repair of larger tread punctures and of punctures to the tire's shoulder and sidewall areas are not recommended. There are three primary considerations when repairing a punctured tire. You need to evaluate the damage the object caused as it punctured the tire,…

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


…scuffing on both of the tires inboard and outboard 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…

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What Does a Bubble in the Sidewall Mean?

What Does a Bubble in the Sidewall Mean?


…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 was not severe enough…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Replacement


…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 low inflation pressure will permanently weaken the tire's internal structure, rendering…

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(PDF Document: trhp_cert.pdf)


tire and must be imprinted on your original purchase invoice. This Road Hazard Program covers your tires for a term of 36 months from the date of purchase of the Road Hazard Program, or until 2/32" or less of tread remains, whichever occurs first. WHAT IS ROAD HAZARD DAMAGE? Road hazard damage is damage

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Tire Tech Information - Tips on Mounting Run-Flat Tires


…bead, it may damage the tire's rubber sidewall inserts. For example, incorrectly placed side-shovel looseners may distort the sidewall far enough to damage the tire's run-flat insert, identified by one or more "crescent-shaped" cracks visible on the interior of the sidewall when the tire is removed from…

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Winter / Snow Tires


…their winter / snow tires without the inconvenience of using winter tire studs. These tires were developed to meet challenging winter driving conditions around the world by delivering studded-like snow and ice traction without employing noisy, road-damaging studs. These tires feature pliable tread…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire/Rim Protectors


Tires in Cold Temperatures Tire Inspections Between Sessions Tire Specs Explained: Rim Width Range for Track & Competition Use Tire/Rim Protectors Lea esta pgina en espaol While curbs and debris on the road have never been considered a tire's friend, many of today's tires resist accidental damage by…

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Tire Tech Information - Flat Tire Repairs After Driving on Flat Run-Flat Tires


…However even if driven within their speed and distance limitations, driving on run-flat tires with low or no air pressure can permanently damage their internal structure, surrendering strength and durability. Therefore Tire Rack recommends driving the slowest safe speed below 50 miles per hour and the shortest…

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Tire Tech Information - Sidewall Separations/Bubbles


…/bubbles typically appear when they are small in size and before the tire's strength is substantially reduced. However since typical tires roll about 800 times every mile and the air pressure inside the tire is greater than outside, tire separations/bubbles that are unseen or ignored will continue to grow…

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Tire Tech Information - Flat-Spotted Tires (Due to Brake Lockup/Slide)


…its far less expensive to replace a set of tires than pay a collision shop to repair the damage to the vehicle. The other cause of flat-spotted tires is if the car slides sideways or spins out. If the tires arent turning, the lateral movement of the tire grinding against the pavement will result in…
 
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