See the Wichita tire pros at Tracy’s Automotive for tire care and tire replacement you can trust.
It’s been a long, hot summer that looks to continue into September and early fall with scorching hot temperatures. Perhaps it’s no surprise, but hot weather is rough on us and our vehicles. Particularly your car’s tires.
“The heat of summer can do a lot of crazy things. It can fry an egg on the sidewalk. It can cause your skin to breakout. Oh, and the heat can make your tires explode,” aceable.com warns. “Yep, you read that right. When temperatures soar during the summer you’re more likely to have a tire blowout.”
Aceable.com explains, “Heat can have a huge effect on your tires. The air pressure in tires increases as the temperature goes up. Scientists have figured out that for every 10 degrees (Fahrenheit) that the temperature rises the tire pressure will increase by one pound per square inch (PSI).
“It doesn’t sound like much, but there’s typically only 30-35 PSI in the tires of passenger vehicles. A few pounds of air pressure can make a big difference. Such a big difference it can cause a tire to pop. Even if it doesn’t give out, over-inflation can cause a tire to prematurely wear and interfere with braking.”
Warning signs of a tire that’s in distress include excessive air pressure and a tire that’s hot to touch. Aceable.com says you can help avoid a heat-related blowout by keeping an eye on your air pressure, making sure your tires are correctly inflated, not driving until your tires have cooled down, replacing worn tires, not overloading your car, and staying within the speed limit.
If you need help with tire care or tire replacement, see the trusted WIchita tire and auto care specialists at Tracy’s Automotive.
Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. 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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