4 Common Reasons that Semi Truck Tires Blow Out

4 Common Reasons that Semi Truck Tires Blow Out


As a truck driver, you understand how important a healthy set of tires are. Without quality rubber on even one of your rig's many tires, you could end up with a blowout. Not only can this affect your journey, but that of drivers you share the road with. It's necessary to keep tabs on your truck tires to ensure they're ready to tackle the massive distances covered each and every day, but even healthy tires can blowout if the conditions are right. Let's explore a few common reasons a truck tire blowout may occur, and then we'll discuss what to do if it happens to you.

Underinflation

It's important to check air pressure before heading out to haul a heavy load across a long distance. Correct air pressure will allow the tires to safely handle the weight of the truck's load. When tires are underinflated and under heavy weight, they're liable to flex to the point that they blow out.

Potholes/Bumps

Poor road conditions can increase the risk of a tire blowing out. When driving at a high speed, hitting a pothole could cause a blowout on the spot. It's also possible that a large pothole or bump won't immediately cause the tire to blow out, but will degrade the tire's condition, making it more likely that a blowout occurs at some point down the road.

Hot Weather

When the temperature spikes and road surfaces become hot, it can increase the chances of a blowout. If your tires are worn-down or underinflated, hot roads are even more likely to cause them to blow out.

Poor Tire Condition

If you don't get new tires as needed, you'll be at greater danger of a blowout. As your tires start to age, you'll want to keep a closer eye on them. Before hitting the road for a long journey, check your tires' air pressure and look for any cracking rubber or other obvious signs of wear. If you feel any doubt about your tires' ability to safely carry your load, it'll be safest to have a professional take a look and advise you as to whether it's time to get new semi truck tires.

If you do suffer a blowout, or are ready to install a new set of semi truck tires, be sure to visit a reputable truck tire shop. For commercial tire sales in San Antonio and the surrounding area, contact the experts at Billy Bob's Repair & Tire at (210) 796-3891. Billy Bob's Repair & Tire is a full service semi truck repair shop in San Antonio that also offers roadside services. For tires, repairs or maintenance, we're here to help.


Billy Bob's Repair & Tire Blog
Posted: February 19, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ