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Tire Repair Needed? How to Handle a Flat!

Tire Repair

As we all know, tires are pretty important to any vehicle. They often play a bigger roll than one would think. Having too little air in your tires, for example, can result in lower miles per gallon and could cause strain and stress on your tires wearing down the tread much faster than normal. The same could be said when it comes to the depth of tread. Flat tires are a common problem that at some point we will probably all face. Knowing how to handle a flat the right way, however, will ultimately make your situation much easier.

For any tire service it is best to seek a professional to ensure your wheels are the right size and tread. Some treads are best during certain seasons although it is possible to get some for all seasons. Usually, when you think of a flat, most drivers assume they will need a new tire. This isn't always the case and often you can have a simple tire repairs to get rolling down the road again. Of course, this will depend on how big the hole is and exactly why the tire went flat. For example, it's possible that if you don't have regular tire service such as rotating and balancing them as the tread wears, they can bust spontaneously as you're driving. In this event you would need to actually replace the tire.

The best offense is always a good defense. Keeping your tires in good shape by scheduling routine tire service, which will help spot any potential problems and save you money in the long run. You should always check the inflation pressure at least once a week. This service should be done by a professional who knows how to prevent over inflation, which can have a negative impact as well. The moment you notice low air pressure or bulging of tires, it's best to address the problem right away.

Wondering how your tires are holding up? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Kestner Automotive today for more information about tire service and repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Lexington, SC, and the surrounding area.

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