Got a nail in your tire? Don’t drive on it. Get it fixed. Tracy’s Automotive can help you with that.
You were up and about early this morning to snag some of those black Friday bargains. At one point, you thought you might have driven over some construction debris but in the early morning darkness, you weren’t sure. When you got home, you checked your tire and, sure enough, you found a nail in one of your tires.
It doesn’t seem to be embedded too deeply so you’re wondering, is it okay to drive around with a nail in your tire, especially if you’re not going out on the highway.
The short answer is no, it’s not okay to drive with a nail, or other object, embedded in your tire.
“The short answer is no, it’s not safe to drive with a nail in your tire. As soon as any kind of foreign object has lodged itself into your tire, the chances of a blowout skyrocket,” autoblog.com says. “There’s a chance that the nail has caused a leak in the tire, allowing air to escape. If you’re driving at speed with a tire down on air pressure, that tire could suffer a blowout, causing it to explode and causing you to lose control of the car. On the highway, that could lead to a dangerous crash.”
The next question is – can the tire be repaired? Maybe.
Autoblog.com says, “The resolution could be as simple as the tire shop removing the nail and patching the tire. However, there’s also a good chance that the nail has caused enough damage to the tire that repair is not an option, particularly if there is damage to a sidewall. In this case, you’ll need a new tire.”
How do you know what’s best? Take your car to see the trusted Wichita tire repair specialists at Tracy’s Automotive. Tracy’s Automotive can tell if you need a new tire or if the old tire can be repaired. If it can be repaired, Tracy’s tire technicians can do the job. If it needs replacing, Tracy’ Automotive carries all makes, models and size of tire to suit any car or driving style.
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 – Maple Street auto care and auto repair, E First Street N and W 21st Street N.. 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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