The Madison tire specialists at any one of Madison Auto Care’s seven NAPA service centers can help you if you need tire care, tire repair, or tire replacement.
Rather than take a long holiday trip this year, you decided to stick fairly close to home. But you still wanted to get out and get a change of scenery so you decided to drive to Mount Horeb for the day. Trouble was, you got in the car and your tire pressure light was on indicating that one or more tires needed air.
This wasn't the first time that's happened recently. In fact, it's become a regular thing with one of your tires. You've looked for a nail, puncture, or cut but could find nothing. And you have plenty of tread on the tire. You're not really sure why it keeps losing so much air.
"It’s normal for tires to lose a few PSI (pounds per square inch) of air due to temperature changes. However, if temperatures remain consistent and your tires constantly lose pressure, there is a leak that needs attention," according to familyhandyman.com. "Age, exposure to contaminants and stress can cause parts of your tire and rim (wheel) to fail. But what do you do if your tire is not visibly damaged?"
There are many reasons your tire could be losing air. Those range from deteriorated valve stems to corrosion where the tire meets the rim to over-inflation to a "bead" leak.
"The bead is where a tire seals itself to the rim. The bead on older tires, or tires that have 'dry-rot,' may have decreased elasticity and no longer seal properly," familyhandyman.com says. "Beads can also be damaged when a tire is mounted or dismounted without the use of tire lube and beads can become chaffed, due to a corroded rim. The only fix for a damaged bead that cannot seal to the rim is a new tire."
The best way to find out what's causing the problem is to consult a Madison tire technician like the trusted tire pros at any one of Madison Auto Care’s seven conveniently located NAPA service centers. Whether you need tire care, tire repair, or a new tire, Madison Auto Care’s certified experts can help: : Clausen Auto, Handel Auto, Genin’s Auto, Capitol Tire, Odana Tire, Hansen’s Auto, or Aeschbach Auto.
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