When you need help with your tires, you need the New Orleans auto care pros at Twin Tire.
You were headed home from the Pelicans game the other evening when the tire pressure light on your dashboard suddenly lit up. When you got home, you checked your tires. They seemed all right but you topped off the air in your tires the next day anyway.
While that was easy enough to do, it kind of irked you. It seems that every time you turn around, you’re having to put air in your tires. Yet your tires have no holes. Now you’re wondering if you have one or more defective tires.
Perhaps. However, if you have no holes in your tires but they keep losing air, the likely cause is something else. According to Popular Mechanics, “Just because the tire itself is fine doesn't mean there aren't other avenues for air to escape.
“Two prominent possibilities are the valve stem and the wheel on which the tire is mounted. Usually, a new set of tires includes new valve stems, since they can go bad through use and from exposure to road chemicals. If a valve is bad, you'll have a constant and very slow leak through the base or the valve body.
“The other possibility is that the mounting surface of the wheel where the bead of the tire seats has become damaged by corrosion or dented from hitting a pothole.”
Twin Tire has been the trusted New Orleans auto care and auto repair service center since 1973. Twin Tire has three convenient New Orleans auto repair and auto care locations to serve you - Marrero, Hammond and Harvey. Twin Tire also has a New Orleans auto care and auto repair service center in Harahan for heavy commercial vehicles.