Experts recommend that in case of a puncture, it is repaired if possible, rather than buying a new tire by spending more. Although tire repairs are tried to be done individually, the process generally requires expertise. Whether the punctured tire can be repaired; It varies depending on the condition of the tire, the extent and location of the damage. Experts point out that if the tire is not used with a puncture, the damage is only on the tread and the damage does not exceed 6 mm, repair is possible. In tire repair, first of all, the hole in the tire and the inner part of the tire must be cleaned and the sealing layer of the air leaking part must be blasted. Then, a special piece called “cork patch” is placed on the air-leaking section, which strengthens the carcass, and finally, the tire is tested with pressure. It is necessary to pay attention to some issues in order to understand that the tire is burst or damaged. If the tire is flat, it may have burst or the pressure may have decreased due to rust rust and valve sealing. The formation of a hole that causes a very slow descent can only be understood with detailed controls.
Low pressure creates a risk!
When the tire pressure values, which should be checked once a month, are made correctly, it contributes to driving safety and early wear as well as fuel savings. Even if the best quality tire produced with the latest technology is selected, if the tires are not at the correct pressure setting, the required efficiency cannot be obtained and driving safety is also endangered. Therefore, if the pressure is lower or higher than the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended value, it negatively affects the road holding of the vehicle, the performance and durability of the tire. The pressure must be adjusted in accordance with the vehicle tire pressure values found in the vehicle operating manual, on the driver’s door or on the fuel tank cap. If there is no external factor such as a crack in the valve, a tear in the valve cover or a puncture, the tires lose an average of 1 PSI per month.
Pay attention to the risk of accident
Low air pressure causes the tire to overheat by stretching. This causes the tire’s road contact surface to deteriorate and the vehicle’s road holding to be negatively affected. Serious accident risks may arise, especially in wet conditions, with the prolongation of the braking distance. Euromaster experts also recommend checking the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) at every tire change to prevent wear and leakage. In this context, all new passenger vehicles that have been on the road since November 2014 are equipped with TPMS. The system, which consists of electronic sensors and valve parts, detects tire problems instantly, and can fail if electronic valve parts are worn. Therefore, the TPMS system must also be checked at every tire change.