Do You Need Emergency Tire Services?
You can’t predict when a commercial tire emergency will strike, but you can prepare for the worst by taking advantage of Bauer Built’s Emergency Tire Service.
What are Emergency Tire Services?
They’re quick tire repair services intended to be used in a pinch, so you can get back on the road. Emergency tire service technicians can assist you if you have a flat tire, blowout or low tire pressure. Those services are especially useful if you’re driving late at night or aren’t near a service station.
Signs Your Tires Require Emergency Service
- Your vehicle is pulling to one side.
- There’s visible damage to your tire, rim or wheel end.
- You’re experiencing a loss of control while driving.
- You don’t have enough traction while braking.
- Your steering wheel vibrates, especially at high rates of speed.
- The tread on your tires is looking thin or worn down.
- Your tire pressure monitoring system indicates you’re losing inflation.
- You’ve had a tire blowout before.
- You feel or hear a rhythmic thumping, which usually indicates a flat tire.
Common Tire Problems that Require Emergency Service
Low tire pressure: Tires deflate roughly one PSI per month. Underinflation is one of the most common causes of tire failure, so it’s important to check your tire pressure routinely.
Uneven tread wear: Low tire pressure and misalignment can cause uneven tread wear, decreasing a tire’s lifespan and increasing the risk of a flat or blowout.
Tread separation: This can occur when the belts that strengthen your commercial tires come apart during motion. Tread separation may cause a blowout or flat tire.
Bulging tires: This common tire problem is usually caused by poorly inflated tires. Deflation distends tires, creating cracks and compromising sidewalls.
Flat tires: Various problems can lead to a flat tire: punctures, valve stem damage, rim damage and tire bead leaks.
How to Prevent Tire Emergencies
Make sure your commercial tires are inflated properly before you hit the road. Enforcing a consistent pre- and post-trip inspection and preventative maintenance schedule will help your drivers stay on top of underinflated tires and mitigate other problems they may cause.
Rotate your tires every 6,000 miles or every six months, whichever comes first. Doing so will prevent your tires from sustaining uneven wear and tear.
Be mindful of your driving environment. Avoiding rough roads and extreme weather conditions will decrease your risk of hitting a pothole or being involved in a collision. Bauer Built Emergency Roadside Commercial Tire Service is available 24-hours a day. If you’re within 30 miles of one of our locations, we can usually get you back up and running in less than two hours. Call 800.268.5114 for emergency service or contact us online for more information.Categories: Bauer Built Blog