Debunking 4 common myths about tire safety

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There can be no compromises when it comes to safety. A big part of your safety on the road is ensuring that your truck tires are in the best shape.

When it comes to tire safety though, there are a ridiculous number of myths and

misconceptions going around.

We’ve prepared this list to debunk 4 of the most common ones, once and for all!

 

Myth #1: Injecting flat fixer fluid through the chamber valve or using a plug-type repair will not pose a problem for your tires or your tire warranty.

Both commercial tire manufacturers and the U.S Department of Transportation strongly recommend not following this practice because of the toll it takes on your tire.

 

Myth #2: It’s alright to re-inflate a tire that’s been completely run-down

This is akin to believing that it’s okay to stick a plate of potato salad back into the refrigerator after it spent the whole night chillin’ on your dinner table. Not such a smart move, is it?

 

Myth #3: Can you see a tread design? That means it’s safe to use that tire.

Wrong!

It’s possible that certain applications may not get many miles out of a tire and it may end up getting too old. It cannot stretch enough because of this and may start to crack. We recommend inspecting tires via a reputable tire dealer after every five years.

It wouldn’t go amiss to read an official written report issued every year after use. At the end of the day, no matter how much tread is left to go around, replace that tire after 10 years, tops.

Myth #4: The Tire-Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) is giving out a mere suggestion.

No, that’s actually a warning—one that you should never ignore.

If you think you can drive hundreds of miles without getting your truck tires serviced, think again! With any automated vehicle warning system, drivers have the responsibility to take them seriously. Otherwise, you might be looking at a pricey repair or worse, a life-threatening accident.

At the end of the day, a tire is an integral component of your on-road safety. Do not

compromise on your health and that of your loved ones by blindly accepting tire safety ‘advice’ being hurled your way. Do your own research to find out the truth about proper tire care and safety.

With this post, we hope to have cleared a few myths on the subject.

Are you looking for the best commercial truck tires in the market? Head on over to Haka Tires to take a look at their wide range of durable, efficient and top-quality tires!

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