It is not safe to drive with a tire bulge. A tire bulge is a sign that the tire has experienced a puncture or separation of the inner and outer layers of the tire. This can lead to a sudden and dangerous blowout while driving. The tire is weakened and can no longer support the weight of the vehicle or grip the road surface, which may cause the vehicle to skid or roll over. A tire bulge can also reduce the tire's contact with the road, reducing the car's stability and increasing the risk of a crash. It is important to replace the tire immediately to avoid any potential danger.
What Causes a Tire Bulge?
Tire bulge can be caused by a variety of factors including overinflation, underinflation, low tire tread depth, hitting a curb or pothole too hard, or driving on a tire that has been punctured or worn out. Overinflation causes the tire to be pushed out, forming a bulge, while underinflation can cause parts of the tire to flex or bend, resulting in a bulge. Low tread depth can cause the tire to flex more than it can handle, resulting in a bulge. Hitting a curb or pothole too hard can cause an impact that can lead to a bulge. Finally, driving on a punctured or worn-out tire can cause the tire to become weak, leading to a bulge.
What You Should Do When You Notice a Tire Bulge
When you see a tire bulge, it is an indication of weak spots in the tire's structure. Driving on a bulging tire is dangerous and can cause a blowout or a crash.
To replace the bulging tire, you'll need to visit an auto repair shop and have a technician inspect the tire. The technician will check the tire pressure and overall tread condition to determine whether the tire is safe to use or needs to be replaced. The technician may suggest patching the tire, replacing the tire, or both, depending on the severity of the bulge.
If you need tire repair or replacement, give Davis Repair a call today!