Cracked Tires | Wichita Tires

Cracked Tires | Wichita Tires

If you can’t take your car or truck for service or repair, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up and return it to you – thoroughly cleaned.

Now that restaurants and other businesses are opening and Wichita is getting ready to open city facilities, you know you’ll be driving your car much more than you have in the past few weeks. So you went out to check your car to make sure it looked ready for more regular use. You noticed that your tires had cracks on the sides. That’s not the first time you’ve seen cracked tires and now you’re wondering what causes those cracks.

Goodyear, the tire manufacturer, explains: “The sidewall weathering that is visually evident on the tire occurs when the rubber compounds used to make the tire begin to break down. As with most products, there is a natural degradation over time and exposure to adverse environmental conditions with the rubber compounds that make up a tire. Being exposed to high ozone concentrations in the atmosphere, climate changes, outside elements and misuse, these materials can begin wearing down faster, which may lead to cracking – a condition some may call ‘dry rotting.'”

There are several factors involved in dry rotting, Goodyear says. Among those: excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays from sunlight, low inflation, storing tires at high temperatures, lack of use because of long-term storage of the vehicle or tires, and “storing tires near electric motors, battery chargers, generators, welding equipment, or other ozone-generating sources.”

The cracking can take several forms, Goodyear says – cracking in the sidewalls, cracking in the treads or discoloration.

You can help prevent it by, among other things, regularly inspecting your tires and keeping them properly inflated.

If you see cracking or suspect your tires may have dry rot, it’s time to see a trusted tire expert to have the condition and safety of your tires evaluated. 

If you’re looking for a reliable auto care and auto repair shop in Wichita, look no further than Tracy’s Automotive. Tracy’s Automotive is here for you in this difficult time and, if you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.

Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

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