Identifying a Flat Tire

Automotive

Getting our first car is one of the most memorable experiences of our life, it could have been a surprise present or something you worked for, but in any case, it is all yours for the taking. Of course regardless of how old or new your car may be, it still isn’t immune to running into any problems. A lot of drivers are in fact clueless when it comes to different problems their car might have, the most common one being a flat tire. You can visibly identify a flat tire because they are, as the name suggests, flat or deflated from the part that makes contact with the surface.

It is important to inspect your car every morning for it, but sometimes our car suddenly gets a flat tire while on the road. This can because of running into a pothole, driving into a nail or pointed object etc. It is important in any case to identify the flat tire so that you can call in roadside assistance to help you out so you can be on your way.

  • If you notice that you suddenly need to use a lot more pressure and exertion on your steering wheel than normal to keep your car moving in a straight road or taking any turns, it’s probably because of a flat tire since it compromises maneuverability.
  • If you feel like your car isn’t building upto its usual speed or is requiring more acceleration than normal, it could because of the resistance created by the flat tire.
  • An engine that is suddenly making weird noises can be a potential indicator of a flat tire or another underlying problem.
  • You can probably hear or feel a different friction, almost as if your tire rim is in contact with the asphalt directly.
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