A flat tire is pretty much every RV owner’s worst nightmare. Not only do they cause tremendous damage to your precious RV, but they also create a dangerous situation.
You’ll be lucky if you’ve never experienced this. However, a flat tire can turn into the worst in the blink of an eye.
Today, you’ll learn what happens when you drive with a flat tire, and we’ll give you some tips on how to avoid it. Let’s get started!
Is driving with a flat tire dangerous?
When it comes to terrible ideas that motorists can have, driving with a flat tire is at the top of the list. Drivers need stability and control when it comes to their tires.
However, a flat tire offers neither. Driving with a flat tire is extremely dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.
While a flat tire never comes at the right time, you can make the situation much worse if you continue to drive with a flat tire. That puts you and other drivers at risk. That’s a risk we don’t think is worth taking.
What happens if you drive with a flat tire?
When you drive with a flat tire, there is a tremendous amount of friction between the tires and the road surface. The faster and longer you drive with the tire, the more heat is generated by the friction. This causes the tire’s rubber compound to disintegrate and fall apart as you drive.
Not only is the tire hard to control, but it flies around as it spins on the wheel. This can damage your vehicle’s wheel well and cause severe damage.
If the metal rim comes in contact with the road while you’re driving, the damage is likely to be so severe that you’ll need to replace more than just the tire. A new rim is not cheap, especially if the rims on your vehicle are hard to find.