Why Do My Tires Keep Losing Air

Why Do My Tires Keep Losing Air

We have a lot of clients asking us, “Why Do My Tires Keep Losing Air”.  There are several reasons for this.

1)    The Tire has a puncture.  Tire Punctures range from nails, screws, bolts, metal shards and broken glass. When debris is found to be causing a leaking tire, we remove the tire and Patch Repair the tire internally.

2)   The Tire Leak is from the Bead Seal.  As Tires become older, the Tire Bead that seals to the rim can begin to leak.  We see this a lot from vehicles up north that are driven in the Rust Belt.  Corrosion builds up between the Tire Bead area and the Rim Seat.  To fix this, the tire needs to be removed from the rim and thoroughly cleaned.  The rim may need to be sanded and cleaned.

3)   The Tire dissipates through the rubber side wall.  Rubber is porous.  Air pressure will leak down over time.  This is a normal occurrence.  This is why it is important to check the tire pressure once every month.

Most newer cars have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System.  If ever the Low Tire Warning Light comes on, have this checked out immediately.  Don’t ever drive your vehicle with a low tire.

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