MY CAR IS MAKING a SOUND SIMILAR TO THAT OF a FLAT TIRE BUT I HAVE 4 BRAND NEW TIRES.?
MY CAR IS MAKING A SOUND SIMILAR TO THAT OF A FLAT TIRE BUT I HAVE 4 BRAND NEW TIRES.?Check your wheel bearing. Also, does your steering wheel involuntarily turn to one direction when you are not directing it? Does your car swerve to one direction if you do not harness it? Could be the control arm failing, and it could be many more things. You should take it to a local wheel/tire shop and have them jack up the car to see if the wheels wobble while jacked up. If it wobbles, you need to replace your wheel bearing. If your wheel turns by itself while jacking up, you need to re-align or replace the control armâ â â â â âI have a flat tire on a car that I have not used much the past few months.?i would fix the flat - the other tires might get insecured if they feel you do not care about themâ â â â â âWhen was the last time you had to repair a flat tire?Last summer I had a blowout.....!!â â â â â âCan a flat tire make you wreck?A tire with low pressure can make a car pull or drift in a direction. But I will not cause a violent jerk that will throw you off course. Only a blowout or a sudden deflation could do that. But always keep them to the specified PSI do not put the PSI that is indicated on the tire. That is the MAX PSI the tire should haveâ â â â â âIs there a saying that has Influenced your life?A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you are going nowhere until you change itâ â â â â âWhat is the name of the tool needed to take a flat tire off my car?Hello there, first of all please look in your trunk for tools to remove your flat tire off your car. The tools should be with the spare tire. Failing that you will have to purchase a cross brace wrench, which will have four different sizes. Please note that for your own safety when raising a vehicle to change a flat tire, you must block or use safety stands under the vehicle. This is task you must have someone to show you how to do it. (that's if you are not sure) One more thing after changing the tire the wheel must be re-torqued after a say 100 kilometre run. Okay. Far as the tire shop loaning them out it's not a general practise for safety reasons of-course. Thanks.â â â â â âWhat to Carry in Your Bicycle Seat Bag in Case of a Flat TireI am an avid cyclist who has ridden 30,000 miles over the past seven years. I enjoy sharing the little I know with interested others. The Time to Prepare is Now Let's say you are out on your daily bike ride, looking for and successfully finding solitude. You are all alone, more than walking distance away from home, no cell phone signal (this happens a lot up here where I live on the Palouse), enjoying the fresh air, exercise, perspiration and isolation. Suddenly, your front wheel (or your back wheel) starts to feel different, less responsive, maybe even squishy beneath you. This is a telltale sign of a slow leak in your tire...and probably means that soon it will be completely flat. Right now-now, when you are sitting in your chair or at your computer reading this article and maybe have some time and inclination to do something about it-is when you need to think about the answer to this question: When your tire does go flat, and you are out there all alone, will you be ready to fix it? Are you prepared? Do you have what you need in your saddle bag, in your jersey pocket or on your bike? This very thing happened to me one day (slow leak, squishy handling, rapidly deflating front tire) and, though I truly thought I was prepared for that moment, I found out quickly I was not! I definitely made some rookie mistakes along the way, too, and I want to help you make sure you do not repeat them. The Right Tools for the Right Job When I ride my road bike, gravel bike or mountain bike, I almost always carry a saddle bag kit under my seat. It looks like this: On the day in question, I pulled off to the side of the road, opened up my seat kit pack and found this inside: a miniature patch repair kit (Skabs), tire levers, and a CO2 inflator with a spare CO2 canister. At this point, I thought I was probably going to be able to do what I needed to do to get rolling again. Indeed, in most situations this would have been enough. When I removed the tube from the front wheel of my bike, though, and began troubleshooting, I found trouble and then said, "Shoot." I was prepared for a lot of stuff, but I was not prepared for this: the tube was torn length-wise--like maybe 1" to 2" rips--in a couple different spots. When I discovered this, I started digging through my seat kit pack again, looking for a spare tube. That's when I discovered rookie mistake number one: I did not have a spare tube with me. Ugh. Sometimes You Have to Improvise Though I did not have a spare tube, I did have lots of Skabs on hand so I was able to jury-rig a fix to the problem by overlapping the little patch circles along the entire length of the rips in my tube. I did this in two places. Here's what one of them looked like: You might think that rookie mistake number two was putting the tube back on the wheel, trying to inflate it only to find that I did not actually get the tube fixed. Or, maybe you think I did not check the inside of the tire for protrusions, goat heads, small things that might re-puncture the tire. Well, those are not it. I actually did do both of those things (but not in that order) and when I went to check that the tire would hold air, that's when I discovered rookie mistake number two. I need to digress a bit here to set the stage for mistake number two. See, about six months prior to this incident, back when the world was normal and all, I put my bike in my truck and headed to a town south of here about 33 miles. I wanted to ride on the trail down there, and there's no way to ride a bike from here to there without braving a narrow, no-shoulder, two-lane US Highway. Braving would not be the right word for that either, actually. It would be more like stupiding if you were to attempt it. And now I've digressed too far... Anyway, while I was riding down there in the Lewiston, ID/Clarkston, WA area on the trail along the Snake River, I got a flat tire when I was about 12 miles away from where my truck was parked at Walmart. Long story short: I had everything I needed except a frame-mounted bike pump. My CO2 canister failed, I did not have a spare, and I also did not have a frame-mounted pump with me. That's when I started doing the walk of shame back toward Lewiston, pushing my injured bike down the road, looking at my feet, listening to the flat tire bump bump bump rhythmically round and round. See, I did not have cell phone coverage, either (remember I said that happens routinely up here on the Palouse?) so I also could not call my bride and tell her about my dilemma. Thankfully, mercifully, a man hauling a trailer, and who would been out camping with his young kids the night before, stopped alongside and offered me a ride. I took him up on it and vowed to buy myself a frame-mounted bike pump as soon as I got home. Which brings us back to our story: Before installing the tube back on the wheel, and not wanting to use my CO2 canister except in case of real dire emergency, I went to check whether the tube would hold air, using the frame-mounted pump I would purchased some five months before. That's when rookie mistake number two really hit home: that cheap pump I would purchased and mounted so nicely on my bike frame right next to the water bottle? Well, it did not work. At all. It did not push air out of the little hose thingy. It did not deliver the goods, as it were. So in the end, I had to use my CO2 canister to troubleshoot (shoot!) and also to inflate the tire. Preparation Is Key - Do It Today! Using the inflator, I was able to get enough air (CO2) into my front tire, and the patch-up job held long enough for me to make it back closer to civilization. Close enough to have cell phone signal, anyway, so I could call my wife and have her come pick me up. At the end of the day, that was plenty good enough. After my two rookie mistakes, I also learned a few things about my level of preparation, and I've since taken steps to correct them: I always carry a spare tube; I have a pump that actually works; and I look through all my saddle bags regularly to make sure I will have what I need when I need it out there on the road. If you are planning a long ride of your own someday soon, if the trail/road/mountain is calling your name and you plan to respond...there is no better time than right now to take inventory and make sure you have what you need. And if you do not , there is also no better time to get it. Once you do, you will definitely be ready for the next time your wheel starts to wobble and your tire starts to hiss. This content is accurate and true to the best of the author's knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. Hi Liam - agreed. Tubeless is a great option for many folks. I do not have any of my bikes set up for tubeless, but I know those who do love the arrangement. I am considering it for my gravel bike. I also buy cheap tubes, and carrying more than one spare is an even better idea if you have capacity to do so. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week! Tubeless is great on the mountain bike rather than the need for tubes- far better handling and performance. I tend to buy cheap tubes and take 2-3 with me. Getting patches to seal on dirty mtb inner tubes can be a challenge in itself. Kyler - thanks for the thoughtful comment. Yours sounds like a harrowing (and memorable) learning experience. I am glad all I had was a shredded tube and not a shredded face! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week! When I was gifted my first mountain bike, we took it to an amateur trail that was quite long and I pulled my front hand brake and went right over the handlebars. Took off half my face and, unbeknownst to us, my dad's tire was swiftly deflating while we field-treated my face. His spare had a hole in it too! After walking about half a mile with my face bleeding, no water left, the ranger pulled up to us and gave us a lift. Thank goodness we were lucky enough to have the ranger pull up!