Tires are one of the most important elements of any car, they can not only make the car visually more attractive and make driving comfortable, but also serve to ensure stability and safety on the road. Last but not least, the quality of the tires can be reflected in driving comfort and safety. Although quality tires will provide a longer service life, it is possible that any tire may be damaged when driving on uneven surfaces or wear incorrectly. We are here to help you with tire selection and repair!
What are the most common what are the reasons for tire repair?
A damaged tire can have a significant effect on your driving safety. For this reason, it is important to identify the location of the damage. By identifying the location of the damage and repairing it, you can move on in a very short time, otherwise the problem can become an even greater burden.
The reasons for the damage can vary, but it is not always necessary to change the tire to resolve it. Often a patch or cork can be used to repair the hole, and an empty tire can be caused by a wrong valve or a deformed disc. In any case, driving with under-inflated tires can lead to higher repair costs as well as higher fuel consumption. Driving with a damaged tire can deform the disc and increase the damage to the tire, so it is important to have a spare wheel in your car.
There are different ways to repair a flat tire:
- patches – this means that the patch is placed on the outer edge of the tire where there is a hole. The patch can be applied to holes that are not large and have not caused major damage to the tire. To apply the patch, it is necessary to remove the tire and vulcanize it, so entrust it to a mechanic. The patch is safer than the cork. Properly cured, the patch allows long and safe driving if applied correctly.
- tire thread – it is inserted into the hole in the tire and stops the escape of air from the tire. This is a temporary way to keep the tire in working order, not a long-term solution. Although it is quite safe to ride, it is designed for a short time, as well as for small holes.
During tire repair, the tire tread is also measured to determine if the tires can be used in the specified season and meet the specified seasonal requirements. The tire treads are designed to maximize the grip of the tires under certain driving conditions, thus increasing road safety. Tread wear is affected by driving style, tire pressure, load weight and running gear adjustment.
Winter and summer tire treads are different because they are designed for different weather conditions. Summer tires are designed to drive mostly on dry surfaces and sometimes puddles, while winter tires are more unsafe and unstable in weather conditions, such as when the road surface is covered with snow or ice. The safe grip of summer tires on the road surface ceases to be safe at +7 degrees.
The minimum tread depth for summer tires is 1.6 mm, while winter tires for passenger cars must be at least 4 mm.
During tire repair, the tires are also checked for wear. It must be smooth, so if it is uneven, it is most likely the fault of the wheels turning incorrectly. Improper wheel balancing, in turn, can affect fuel consumption, safety and road comfort.
Damage to the discs can affect driving comfort, it can affect the bearings and suspension components, as well as the tires themselves. Disk damage can occur for a variety of reasons, such as entering a hole or the edge. Formatik car service repairs discs with both minor and serious defects.
It is worth remembering that damage to the discs can deepen the crack, so sometimes you have to weld the discs.
Formatik car service, Valmiera, Voldemāra Baloža iela 13, LV-4201, will repair and determine the quality of your tires so that you can continue safely and comfortably !.