Tires and Extreme Heat ǀ Wheel Repair Hampton Roads, VA

Craft Repair, where no job is too little or too big, specializes in wheel repair in Hampton Roads, VA. We are your one stop shop for complete machining, welding, fabricating, wheel & rim repairs, driveline service, hydraulic cylinder repair, and custom work in Hampton Roads, VA. We are a family-owned business with over 70 years of experience.

Here in Virginia, we are not strangers to blistering summer heat and humidity. Not only can it make you break into a sweat the minute you leave the house, but it can also wreak havoc on your tires. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help prevent tire damage from the heat.

As the temperature goes up, so does your tire pressure. That’s why it’s important to monitor your tire pressure. If your tire’s pressure gets too high, your tire can pop (leading to a blowout) in some cases. In less extreme cases, a tire with too much air can increase the wear and tear on your tires, leading to future damage.

Keep a tire gauge handy to monitor your tire’s pressure when it gets hot. If you’re going to be driving for a while, stop every few hours to check the pressure as tires can overheat from the hot asphalt as well as the energy of their movement. If you notice that you tire pressure is hot, take a break and let your tires cool down before you hit the road again.

For more information on your tires and the heat, visit Aceable’s blog.

If you’re looking for wheel repair services in the Hampton Roads, VA area, come see us at Craft Repair.