You're pumped for summer - but are your tires? As the temperature rises, the importance of tire maintenance and inspection goes up too. Fortunately our experts are sharing everything you need to know to keep rolling through the hottest days of the year.
On a hot summer day, highway surface temperatures can climb to more than 150 degrees. Couple that with an underinflated tire that’s already running hot, and it’s only a matter of time before you have a serious tire issue on your hands.
Under-inflation is the number one cause of hot weather tire failures. As the tire rolls down an already hot surface, the sidewall flexes causing a buildup of explosive levels of heat. This can result in tread separation or gators, and an increased risk of accidents or breakdowns.
Prepare for a future breakdown by investing and protecting
The key to staying on the road this summer is proper tire inflation. Investing in a quality tire gauge will save you money in the long run, especially when you use it on a regular basis. Once your tires are cool, use it to check your tire pressure. You’ll also want to look at your tread depth, tread wear and visually inspect tires for nails, cracks, cuts, bulges and missing valve caps.
The key to long tire life is catching and correcting problems early. And remember, if you do break down, RoadSquad is here to help. Our team of expert technicians services all major tire brands roadside to get you back on the road quickly and safely.