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When a tyre begins to fail, it often has to do with a troublesome leak. A number of circumstances can cause a tyre to leak. Therefore, it is important to check for leaks if you suspect a problem. Leaks result from leaky valves, punctures, or wear issues.

How to Look for a Leak

When inspecting East Sussex tyres for leaks, you need to do the following:

  • Evaluate the tyre that you believe has the leak and check it for wear.
  • See if the tyre has picked up any nails that have become embedded in the tyre.
  • Check to see if the valve leaks by taking off the cap and placing some water over the valve. If you notice bubbling, you have a leak. If no bubbles appear, the valve is fine.

If no bubbles appear when you test the valve, you may have a small leak from an unnoticeable puncture.

Checking the Tyre Pressure

The correct tyre pressure should be set somewhere between 20 and 30 psi. Never permit a tyre to sink below 15 psi. Doing so can cause the tyre to overheat and completely lose air.

If you drive with tyres that are underinflated, you will experience increased wear and petrol costs. That is why it is important to check the recommended tyre pressure for your car. Your car’s operating manual should provide you with this detail.

Regularly check your car’s tyre pressure as well as evaluate each tyre for leaks. After all, you cannot go anywhere without your tyres. A car simply is not a car with this necessary driving accessory.