Dry rot can even form in tires that aren’t driven often. Dry rot is an indication you need to replace your tires.
You were getting into your car the other day to go to the Wind Surge’s last game of the season when you noticed that the sidewalls of your tires were cracked. The presence of cracks surprised you because you have not been driving your car as often as usual during the pandemic.
Driving frequency has nothing much to do with the formation of dry rot. Tires that are in storage can develop dry rot with no use. But driving tires that have dry rot can be dangerous.
“Tires age as soon as they’re manufactured, ideally lasting up to 10 years, but shipping, handling and exposure accelerate aging and dry rot, shortening their life,” according to knnowhow.napaonline.com. “If a tire dry rots, tire components, such as the tread, sidewalls, belts or bead wire, may separate. Tread separation or sidewall blowout at highway speeds could result in a crash.”
Knowhow.napaonline.com adds, “A close look at your tires will help you determine whether they’re safe for service or ready for recycling. Cracks on the surface of the rubber, whether on the tread, shoulder or sidewall areas, are a good sign your tires are ready for recycling. These surface cracks are an indication that your tires have deeper cracks you can’t see, such as where the tread or sidewalls bond to the belts.”
If you’re unsure whether your tires are dry rotted or if you do need a new set of tires, it’s time to talk with the Wichita tire specialists at Tracy’s Automotive. Tracy’s Automotive carries all brands, sizes and style of tire to suit any driver, driving need, or car.
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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