Damaged TiresTires become damaged when drivers run over things that they're not supposed to, such as a curb or large piece of road debris. When this happens, your tire may develop a dent or even an obscure looking bubble on the sidewall.
If you suspect or know for a fact that one of your wheels took a hard impact recently, take your car down to your local Pep Boys and have a tire expert perform an inspection for you.
Your wheels should be perfectly round, and your tires should be free of all signs of damage. A small dent could cause big problems, so you may need a new tire along with replacement suspension components and an alignment.
Buying New TiresThe best way to prevent blowouts is to ensure your tires are in good, undamaged condition. Your neighborhood Pep Boys has technicians on staff to help you decide on a new set of tires if you need them. If you're not sure what you need, we can give your car or truck a once over and inform you of the condition of your tires and other major components.
Your tires are the last link between you and the road. It pays to keep an eye on them and have them replaced as soon as you notice they've become damaged, dry rotted, or simply worn out from regular use.