What Are Some Common Causes of Tire Damage?
When many people think of tire damage, they imagine a nail or a shard of broken glass puncturing a tire. This is perhaps the most common cause--but it’s far from the only one. Overinflation or underinflation of your vehicle’s tires can damage them, as well: tires with too much air are more likely to rupture if they hit road hazards like potholes, while tires without enough air will wear down quicker than a properly inflated tire. Any time your tire hits something--from a pothole to a curb--there’s the possibility of damage.
What Should I Do if My Tire is Damaged While I’m Driving?
Even if you do everything right, tire damage can still occur. If your tire hits something or becomes damaged when you’re driving, pull over as soon as it’s safe to do so. Be sure not to hit the brakes too hard--a damaged tire can lead to loss of control, which will only be made worse by slamming the brakes. Turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights and, once you’re safe from traffic, inspect the tire. If it’s flat or blown out, you can either change it or call a roadside assistance company to tow it to an authorized Volkswagen dealership.
Contact Carter Volkswagen in Ballard With More Questions or To Schedule Service
If you still have questions, never fear--the experts at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard will be glad to help. Simply give us a call or use our online form and we’ll be glad to answer any more questions. You can also schedule service this way. We look forward to seeing you at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard, located at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.
Get Hassle-Free Service at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard, Located in Seattle
Carter Volkswagen in Ballard is the home of the Carter Advantage, and it informs everything we do. When it comes to service, we want to make sure that you have the best possible experience. This starts with our expert technicians, who are factory trained and certified. They have plenty of experience with the high-quality German engineering in your Volkswagen vehicle, and they’ll use only genuine OEM and VW-approved parts, filters, fluids, and accessories. Their expertise means that they’ll get the job done right the first time. Our prompt shuttle service, complimentary Wi-Fi, and Saturday availability are designed to make your service experience that much more convenient. We look forward to serving you at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard.