Why Does My Tire Keep Losing Air?
Tires naturally lose a little bit of air every day because the pressure inside the tire is greater than the pressure outside the tire. Air inside the tire will permeate through the tire until the pressure inside the tire reaches equilibrium with the pressure outside. This is normal. But occasionally, something goes wrong that causes a tire to deflate faster than normal. Typically, such leaks can be caused by one of four problems,
- A puncture in the tire
- A leaking valve
- A leak around the bead of the tire and wheel
- A cracked wheel
Checking your tire pressure at least once a month is recommended. Tires that are losing air quickly should be repaired ASAP so that the tire is not permanently damaged by being driven on while flat. So, if you want to know how to fix a flat tire, read on…
For this reason, Suburban Tire offers free air pressure checks. Just stop by any time and we’ll top off your tires.