Many a vehicle owner has endured the unpleasant experience of having a tire blowout while driving down the road. Depending on the speed of the vehicle at the time, a blowout may contribute to dangerous results. But, there are a number of ways that help reduce the chance of having to encounter the event.

The life of tires may be drastically reduced after traveling over rough, rocky roads or potholes. Check tires routinely for possible cracks. Visible bulges, blisters or tread loss are indications that one or more tires need replacing as soon as possible. The signs are a warning that the tire has been weakened and will likely blowout.

Keeping tires over or under-inflated reduces the life of tires. Improperly inflated tires do not make appropriate contact with the road and wear unevenly, which leads to weakening. Visit with one of our Anchorage, AK Lithia Kia of Anchorage technicians for all of your tire and maintenance needs.

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