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  • Pothole Season Again, Tips to Replacing Damaged Tires and Wheels

  • …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…

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  • Proper Way To Repair a Tire

  • …nails and screws. Even though damage may be small, the steel belts now exposed to outside elements can be compromised if not addressed promptly. Repairing larger punctures and punctures to the tire's shoulder and sidewall area are not recommended. Evaluating the damage the object caused to the…

  • Tire Tech Information - Tire Replacement

  • …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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  • My Tire's Sidewall is Bulging. Now What?

  • A break, bulge or bubble in the sidewall of your tire is typically the result of an impact that damaged the tire casing's fabric reinforcing plies. This means only thin layers of rubber remains to contain air inside the tire. Replacing the tire as soon as possible is the best path forward. If…

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  • The Effect Time and Temperature Have on Your Tire's Air Pressure

  • …your tire's pressure is time well spent to ensure optimal performance and wear. Proper inflation helps drivers avoid uneven wear and tire sidewall damage in extreme low pressure situations. Maintaining sufficient air pressure is required if your tires are going to provide the handling, traction…

  • Make sure your run-flat tires are correctly mounted.

  • …is as accurate as possible. The mounting machine itself is what loosens the beads, though the machine should never touch the wheel. And sidewall damage can occur if the machine comes in contact with the tire at a point that's too far away from the beads. In addition, the installer should…


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