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What Can Make New Tires Leak Air?

new tiresIf you recently invested in a brand new set of tires and one or more keeps leaking air, it is enough to really tick you off. Your first thought is that you got a defective tire, and although that is a possibility, it is a slim one. There are, however, some simple and more complicated reasons why your new tires could leak air.

  • Improper Seal at Installation – Even new tires can go flat if they don’t seal properly. This can be caused by something as simple as a mistake made when installing, such as not cleaning the seal properly or failure to remove a label of some kind.
  • Problem With the Rim – A tire can also not get a proper seal if there is a problem with the rim itself. Have the rim checked for rust, corrosion, cracks, warping or other damage.
  • Air Valve – A defective air valve can be the culprit for leaking new tires. This could be a quick fix in an older car – just replace the inexpensive air valve. If your newer car has a tire pressure sensor built into the air valve, this costly so you won’t want to replace it until you are certain it is faulty.

Here at Highway Tire Auto & Lube, we have been providing new tires and excellent service for more than 15 years. We have a great track record for not making the kind of mistake that results in new tires leaking, but if something does come up, you can count on a quick resolution.

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