Tyre repair is not really possible unless you are aware of the causes of punctures. Or you are hiring someone else to do it for you. In order to help you reduce your stress next time you are stuck with a flat tyre, we have created a list of causes of tyre puncture and puncture prevention tips to help you avoid the problem:
1) Causes of punctures
A tyre puncture can primarily be caused by damage from a sharp object, e.g. if there are nails, glass or sharp stones on the road and your tyre unfortunately drove over them you will have a flat tyre. Sharp objects can damage vales which lead to a flat tyre.
Old tyres have weak seals which are leaked or damaged easily and can become a cause of frequent tyre puncture. This is why it is recommended to change tyres after a certain time period.
Collision and Rubbing
If a tyre is rubbed continuously and excessively against the road, e.g. due to frequent breaking during over speeding then it can be damaged easily and become a cause of the puncture. Moreover, tyres can also be punctured, if the tyre rim and tyre are separated by collision.
2) Puncture prevention tips
- Check the air pressure of tyre regularly- if possible on weekly basis.
- Maintain an optimal tyre pressure.
- Avoid over or under-inflation of your tyres.
- Use alloy wheels if possible.
- Replace or fix rims if they are bent or full of rust.
- Always carry a tyre repair kit, or TireCare sealant with you in the car.
- Keep a spare tyre, jack and jack handle in your car.