Can you – should you – repair cracks in your tire’s sidewall? Tracy’s Automotive can help you decide.
You were headed out this morning thinking of Riverfest when you noticed your tires had cracks in the sidewalls. Your stomach dropped because you really can’t afford four new tires right now. You’re wondering if you can get the tires repaired.
Well, it depends.
Cracks in your tire’s sidewall indicate that your tire has dry rot. Those cracks may appear to be superficial but they might go all the way through the tire. And that’s the problem.
Thenewswheel.com explains: “Unlike other puncture-related perforations in a tire, a crack isn’t just an isolated incident. A crack in a tire is a sign of the rubber itself breaking apart, which has resulted from slow dry rot eating away the tire’s integrity. So don’t expect that patching a crack will solve all your tire problems like patching a puncture hole is.
“Start by having a mechanic inspect the tire to evaluate the full extent of the damage. They could locate underlying damage that hasn’t visibly appeared yet, such as cracks on the inside of the tire. If they approve of you fixing the crack, you can make the repairs yourself” or have the Wichita tire technician mend the crack.
If you don’t have a tire specialist you can trust, see 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.
Tracy’s Automotive is a proud dealer for Jasper Engines and Vogue Performance Exhaust systems.
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