Leading Causes of Tire Blowouts and How to Avoid Them

The condition of your vehicle's tires directly affect traction on the road along with your ability to steer and brake properly. Our service team at Carriage House of New London want to remind drivers that maintaining your tires can help to avoid dangerous tire blowouts that can lead to damage, injury and accident.

Underinflated or overinflated tires are one of the most common reasons for tires to blow out. On a regular basis, check your tire pressure and make sure it matches the recommended pounds per square inch as indicated in your vehicle's owner's manual. Overloading your vehicle is another major reason that tires will fail. If you are planning on hauling an extra-heavy load, check your vehicle's Gross Vehicular Weight Rating and recommended tire pressure. It's also important to pay attention to road conditions, noting any potholes you may see ahead so you can reduce speed and ride over them slowly.

Stop by our car repair and maintenance facility in New London, CT at the first sign of tire failure. We can swap out your tires for new ones or perform another maintenance for you.

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