We’ve all been there; you’re in a hurry, on the way to an important destination when suddenly a flat appears. While we can do everything possible to avoid those holes, nails and other causes of flats, there is no way to completely prevent them. That’s why today we thought it was important that we let you in on a few secrets that allow you to either run on flats so you can get to a safe location to get it fixed or keep it running smoothly and help you to avoid flats in general. We think with these latest advancements, flats are no longer going to be stressful situations that keep you from where you are going and make you late for work. They are just going to be little inconveniences throughout your day.
Sidewall that is Tougher Than Ever
The newest tires that help to fight against flats have new and improved sidewall that is reinforced to help keep you safe. This also means that there is going to be less friction between the carbon molecules within so there isn’t going to be as much heat created. This means, even when your tires have lost most or all of their natural air pressure; you are still going to be able to drive safely. This means no more waiting for someone to pick you up or come help you. You can continue to drive until you get to a location where you can get the help you need. We know how being stranded feels and we were all over being able to completely remove that scenario from ever happening again because there is no feeling worse than not being able to get around.
Ply That Keeps Air Pressure in Check When a Flat Occurs
For those of you who were curious as to exactly what happens when you get a flat tire, we have a few basic things you should know. Basically, when you get a flat, the air pressure inside your tire changes because air is leaving the inside and the tire begins to lose its shape. This causes friction that creates much higher temperatures within your tire. In tires with improved Ply, the ply actually shrinks when exposed to this higher temperature and the tire isn’t able to change shape as much. This new ply also helps keep temperatures lower, which means much less damage done to your tire. So, your chances of needing to completely replace a flat are decreased, saving you a lot of money in the long run. Remember, if you have a 4-wheel drive, you typically are going to need to replace all four tires, which can be anywhere from $500 to a few grand.
As you can probably imagine at this point, the temperature of the air inside your tires is extremely important. The last thing you want is for it to get too high. When cooling fins are added to tires, there is a huge decrease in the natural heat that occurs simply from driving. A simple cooling fin can actually decrease this temperature by over 50 degrees! Basically how these fins work, is they increase the speed of the air that is passing by your tire; which naturally keeps your temperatures in check on all of your tires.
Support with a Bit of Flexibility in the Mix
One of the most amazing things about these new tires is the fact that they come with a lightweight metal that supports your tire in the case of air loss but they are also extremely flexible. This is what allows them to absorb the natural shocks that occur while driving, especially on bumpy roads. The support ring works beautifully in this combination. This means, you are going to be able to drive even if your tire is completely flat. While this may not seem like reality, it’s become a reality for many people these days; and tires keep changing so there may be even better advancements in the near future. Comfort is a major part of tires these days and companies are definitely working on making tires more comfortable than ever.
Keeping You Just as Comfortable as Always
The great news about the most recent advancements in tires is the fact that they are just as comfortable as conventional tires. In the past, you could notice a huge difference between the two. Many companies have been working furiously to make sure your ride is just as comfortable so you can get in on the action and still enjoy the ride. Comfort is just as important as the quality of your tires and that’s what’s so exciting about these newest tires. It’s exciting and we can’t stop thinking about what these companies are going to come up with next!
The above guest post is written by William Adams, a tech blogger specializing in providing information about Melbourne Towing and Transporting systems.