How the Heat Affects Your Tires

How the Heat Affects Your Tires

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In the wintertime, we often talk about how the cold weather, ice, and snow affect your tires. But the heat of the summer can also affect your tires. At Framingham Tire, commercial tires in MA are what we do, so it’s important to us that our customers know how best to care for their cars and trucks at every time of the year


Now that the weather is warming up, we’re going to take a look at how the heat affects your tires.


Tire Pressure

Heat causes the air inside your tires to expand, resulting in increased tire pressure. Over-inflated tires wear unevenly and decrease traction, which reduces the handling capabilities of the vehicle. Whenever there is a period of intense heat, you should check your tire pressure to ensure it is still within the recommended range.


Tread Wear and Blowouts

High temperatures can cause rubber to deteriorate faster, which reduces tread life. This leads to less traction, making wet conditions particularly dangerous. Deteriorating rubber is also weaker, which makes blowouts more likely. Spots on the tires that are worn or have low tread depth are particularly prone to blowouts.


Reduced Performance

The combination of increased tire pressure, tread wear, and weakened tire rubber reduces the performance of your vehicle. Decreased traction on the road affects handling and increases braking distances. Additionally, hot pavement can increase rolling resistance, which decreases fuel efficiency.


Aging and Cracking

There is more UV radiation in the summer, which can increase the aging process of your tires. Over time, the rubber compounds crack and degrade. This reduces the structural integrity of your tires, which compromises safety.


Commercial Tires in MA for Your Car, Truck, or Fleet from Framingham Tire

Your tires are where the rubber meets the road (literally), so you want them to be performing at their best at all times. Whether you are looking for tires for your personal vehicle or your company’s fleet, we have what you need at Framingham Tires. We carry tires from all the top brands for all kinds of vehicles. Make us your first call when you need new tires for your car or truck!


Contact us at 508-872-5600 for the best selection of commercial tires in MA.

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