Driving in the summer season may be a pleasant experience for some people. However, the experience is far from being pleasant for your car tires and other parts. Summertime, especially in cities like Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi, could spell a lot of trouble for the condition of your tires. They may suffer from a variety of problems that eventually affect your car’s performance and would leave you scurrying to Google and searching tire shops near me. And we won’t blame you for doing that, assuming that you probably won’t know about common summertime car care problems and their solutions. Well, here’s presenting 3 of the most important among them.
Tires usually have a lifespan of about 35,000-40,000 miles on average. However, heat could reduce this life expectancy if your car tires are not taken care of properly. The tires could over-inflate because of the heat and this may result in a loss of control over them to avoid potential ramifications of this, such as a blowout or a puncture, check the tire pressure and ensure that it is up to the recommended PSI level. Also ensure the same for your spare tire so that you have a good backup option in the event your tire gives up because of the heat.
It is no secret that tires are made out of rubber, but the effect of heat on
rubber is not known to everyone. As tires become older, the heat produced by exposure to direct sunlight as well as the friction with the road could cause the natural oils present in rubber compounds to get baked, which in turn, would make the rubber very brittle. Such brittle rubber could very easily crack, split open, or leak. This is better known as heat rot. If your tires are treading heavy, this could become even more dangerous and result in a blowout. To avoid this, make sure you perform periodic checks on your sidewalls and identify any crack or a missing piece of rubber.
Every type of tire is made of 2 separate rubber layers – the tread section (outer layer) and the carcass (inner layer). Both these layers are squeezed together during production when they are still just sticky pieces of rubber. A combination of hot roads and underinflated tires, or sometimes any one of them, could make these 2 layers separate from one another. This process is called tread separation, which may result in disintegration of tires and loss of control over the vehicle. Periodic checks performed by professionals could diagnose this issue early and protect you from its dangerous implications.
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