Buying new tires can be expensive. While it’s a necessity for every vehicle at multiple points in their existence, it doesn’t mean that a car owner loves having to take on this expense. Worse is when a tire becomes flat far before the expected lifespan of the tire is reached. This can be very frustrating and it may not be possible for the car owner to replace the tire if it happens soon after the replacement occurred. In some cases, Tire Repair Professionals may be able to repair the tire, in other cases, this won’t be possible. As such, here are some things to consider when purchasing new tires.
Buy a Name Brand
One thing to consider is only purchasing high-quality, well-reviewed tires. This usually means buying a known brand of tires. There are several options available and these companies stand by their tires by offering limited warranties. Higher quality tires are more resistant to flats because they include thicker tread and higher quality materials for the sidewalls.
Purchase a Protection Plan
Some tire services offer protection plans for the tires they install. What this covers can vary between companies, but in general, they cover tire repair or replacement if a nail or screw gets into a tire before the tire meets a certain wear level. It’s important to understand the terms of these agreements, as they don’t cover abused tires. For example, if someone chooses to go mudslinging and blows a tire, the protection plan won’t cover a replacement. However, if someone runs over a nail on the way home from work, the service will repair or replace the tire.
See if Repairs are Possible
An expert can say for sure whether a tire can be repaired. In most cases, if a tire has a nail in the tread that is less than 1/4 inch in diameter, then it’s possible for the tire to be repaired, providing that no other damage is found. If the nail is in the side of the tire or is pushed in sideways into the tread, it will not be possible to repair it. There are legal guidelines that tire companies must abide by when it comes to repairs.
Good tires are important for safe driving. If your tire has a nail, or other issues, seeing an expert will help to determine if a repair is possible or if a replacement is required.