Preventative Measures Help Avoid Tire Blowouts

Our technicians are often asked at our BMW of Des Moines service center in Urbandale, IA if there is any way to avoid a dangerous and expensive tire blowout. We always recommend preventative measures, which means paying attention to your tires on a regular basis so that small problems don't become big ones.

Inspect your tires on a regular basis for any signs of embedded nails, sharp objects or metal. Especially when the temperatures are hot, avoid speeding since this puts extra stress on the tire and may cause it to blow. Be careful not to overload your vehicle with extra weight as this condition also places more stress on your tires.

But among the most important tips for avoiding a blown tire is to keep them inflated at the pressure level recommended by your car's maintenance manual. Overinflated or underinflated tires are among the primary reasons causing a tire to eventually blowout.

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