Car Care During COVID-19 Lockdown


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TYRE FLAT SPOT & PREVENTIVE MEASURES

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TYRE FLAT SPOT is nothing but a weakened, badly worn section of a tyre tread that is noticed as a patch where the tread appears to have worn away more than anywhere else.
The tyre may ‘settle’ into a flattened shape when parked up for a long time. Also, it can occur from skidding during harsh braking.
This might not be physically visible at first, it could cause the driver to feel bumps, thumps, or vibrations while moving. If a car is driven on a tyre with a flat spot for too long, the tyre could even develop a large puncture.
Temporary tyre flat spotting is common on NEW DEALER IN-STOCK vehicles that have not been occasionally moved. There the vehicles should be moved 12 inches, in one direction only, every 30 days to prevent tyre Flat Spotting.
But, TYRE BUBBLES are different and most often caused by high-impact damage, such as hitting a pothole or piece of road debris; usually indicate that tire has a broken belt.

Simple Prevention Method: Little over-inflation of tyres @ 2 to 3 psi more / Keeping 2-Wheeler vehicle on main stand, so tyres do not touch the ground to minimize flat spot / For 4-Wheeler vehicles, we could push the vehicle forward/backwards once a week by 5m-10m to avoid flat spot.

Tyre Saver Ramps for Storage - Flat Spot and Flat Tire Prevention @ AMAZON.IN
 
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TYRE FLAT SPOT is nothing but a weakened, badly worn section of a tyre tread that is noticed as a patch where the tread appears to have worn away more than anywhere else.
The tyre may ‘settle’ into a flattened shape when parked up for a long time. Also, it can occur from skidding during harsh braking.
This might not be physically visible at first, it could cause the driver to feel bumps, thumps, or vibrations while moving. If a car is driven on a tyre with a flat spot for too long, the tyre could even develop a large puncture.
Temporary tyre flat spotting is common on NEW DEALER IN-STOCK vehicles that have not been occasionally moved. There the vehicles should be moved 12 inches, in one direction only, every 30 days to prevent tyre Flat Spotting.
But, TYRE BUBBLES are different and most often caused by high-impact damage, such as hitting a pothole or piece of road debris; usually indicate that tire has a broken belt.

Simple Prevention Method: Little over-inflation of tyres @ 2 to 3 psi more / Keeping 2-Wheeler vehicle on main stand, so tyres do not touch the ground to minimize flat spot / For 4-Wheeler vehicles, we could push the vehicle forward/backwards once a week by 5m-10m to avoid flat spot.

Tyre Saver Ramps for Storage - Flat Spot and Flat Tire Prevention @ AMAZON.IN
Thank You Sir. That product is out of stock, any other link or store for the same? That product is made of plastic, maybe hard plastic. If the surface where the vehicle is parked is hard concrete surface then will it make any difference?
Those posted in the photo in your post seems to be made of rubber.
 
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@ nanu.007

All Tyre savers are made out of robust, pressure resistant PVC Plastics and not by Rubber & it comes in three different sizes.

Some kind of air pillows are also available for this purpose. The design of Tyre Saver Ramps is exactly to merge the contour of the tyre so that to avoid continuous uneven pressure, for them to keep in shape.

Their Usage is common in European country.

I just indicated to know the various choices / possibilities. I would suggest to make use of simple alternatives as Tyre Saver Ramps are not easily available in India & importing is expensive.

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TYRE FLAT SPOT is nothing but a weakened, badly worn section of a tyre tread that is noticed as a patch where the tread appears to have worn away more than anywhere else.
The tyre may ‘settle’ into a flattened shape when parked up for a long time. Also, it can occur from skidding during harsh braking.
This might not be physically visible at first, it could cause the driver to feel bumps, thumps, or vibrations while moving. If a car is driven on a tyre with a flat spot for too long, the tyre could even develop a large puncture.
Temporary tyre flat spotting is common on NEW DEALER IN-STOCK vehicles that have not been occasionally moved. There the vehicles should be moved 12 inches, in one direction only, every 30 days to prevent tyre Flat Spotting.
But, TYRE BUBBLES are different and most often caused by high-impact damage, such as hitting a pothole or piece of road debris; usually indicate that tire has a broken belt.

Simple Prevention Method: Little over-inflation of tyres @ 2 to 3 psi more / Keeping 2-Wheeler vehicle on main stand, so tyres do not touch the ground to minimize flat spot / For 4-Wheeler vehicles, we could push the vehicle forward/backwards once a week by 5m-10m to avoid flat spot.

Tyre Saver Ramps for Storage - Flat Spot and Flat Tire Prevention @ AMAZON.IN
sir the link you provided is redirecting to error page can you please update another link
 
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