Reasons for a Tyre Blowout

by Over Drive Over Drive MOT Centre

A tyre is a crucial component of a car and to keep it working, it needs to be balanced.

Tyre balancing is an important aspect of maintaining a car. It ensures that the weight of a vehicle is evenly distributed across the entire unit. If a car is out of balance, its tread becomes uneven and wear faster. The fuel level gets deteriorated and vibrations in steering wheels can be felt at a higher speed.

If the weight of a tyre is equally distributed, tyres would roll smoothly and improves the comfort of riding. While the imbalance tyres would give unnecessary vibrations while driving. Sometimes, an uneven tyre may lead to a tyre blowout.

Daily wearing of the tyres or Brake Repair Bartley contributes to the imbalance. Sometimes manufacturing imperfections also cause unequal weight distribution. Balancing of tyres is categorized into two types— dynamic and static. In the dynamic balancing, heavy area on the opposite sides is balanced with the help of correct weights. In static balancing, wheels are balanced when they are not in motion. It is done with the help of a bubble balancer which ensures that movements of a wheel are prevented with a weight that is kept at the outer side of the edge of the rim.

A tyre blowout is a common issue among which is commonly seen when a tyre is not maintained as and when required. Car Servicing Batley helps to ensure the tyres remain in shape.

The main causes of tyres are stated as

Age- It is a fact that tyres age with time. They do get weaken eventually in case they are not driven continuously. Although there would be no difference in their look, the rubber inside it would deteriorate completely. Hence, it is recommended to replace tyres after 6 years to ensure they work fine.

Under-inflation- Tyres which are under-inflated means the pressure inside them is very low. This would mean that tyres surface area touches the ground more often which results in increased friction due to overheating. This causes tyre blowouts. Tyre pressure must be maintained between 30-35 psi to ensure they are correctly inflated. Inspecting tyres frequently helps to maintain it.

Speeding- While driving at high speed, the pressure inside tyre heats up which expands the tyre. This excessive wearing should be avoided by taking breaks and allowing tyres to cool down.

Overload- Any extra stress on the tyre would cause a higher risk of a tyre blowout. Usually, large boots can carry extra skid but that doesn’t mean every time a car can carry such weight. It is important to check the tyre loading capacity. The higher the loading rate is, the more weight it can be carried. Any unnecessary load should be removed.

Bulging- If a tyre is bulging, then it means the interior is fully damaged. A bulge in a tyre can cause by hitting a curb, pothole, etc. A bulge tyre must be replaced immediately as they have a high chance of tyre blowouts. Regular tyre inspections can help to avoid it.

Bald tyres- A bald tyre also has a high chance of tyre blowout. A bald tyre can be easily punctured. Such tyres are very dangerous especially on wet roads as they don’t have any grip.

Super driving- Driving above the speed rating is not recommended by most of the manufactures. The faster your travelling is, the more wearing and tearing will a tyre face. In such a case, the tyre will be prone to damage and blowout. It is, therefore, important to check the speed limit.

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