Popular guidelines

Why does one of my tires keep losing air?

Why does one of my tires keep losing air?

There are two main reasons why tires lose air with no obvious injury: valve stem failure and mounting problems. Age, exposure to contaminants, and stress can cause these parts of your tire to fail. The valve stem is the mechanism that allows you to put air in a tire.

Can you knock air out of a tire?

yes, possible and likely. What happens is that the edge of whatever you run over unseats the tire bead by pushing it inward on the rim (pressure sideways on sidewall) and then the air rushing out pushes it back on. You might have broken the bond between the rubber of the tire and the metal of the wheel.

Can you pop a tire by hitting a curb?

Depending on the severity of the impact and the current health of your tires, hitting the curb with your car can result in little to no damage at all or something more severe like a full tire blowout.

Are airplane tires filled with water?

Aircraft tires generally operate at high pressures, up to 200 psi (14 bar; 1,400 kPa) for airliners, and even higher for business jets. During the tests the tires have to be filled with water, to prevent the test room being blown apart by the energy that would be released by a gas when the tire bursts.