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What should I do if the tire has punctured a nail but still hasn't leaked air? Is there any danger in continuing to drive?

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Tire puncture is a common occurrence, and we usually don't know about it until the air pressure drops. With tire pressure monitoring, we will know earlier. Without tire pressure monitoring, we may not know until there is no air at all. People often encounter this situation, even if they have a puncture and see nails, the air pressure is not low. How should we handle this situation? Do you need to pull it out? Is there any danger in continuing to drive?

Flat tire (1)

The front of the tire is very thick, and if the nails are very short, it is very likely that the tire has not been punctured completely. In this case, just pull out the nails and there is no need to repair the tire, which has almost no impact on the tire. The tire does not have an inner tube, and the rubber on the front is very thick. Even if a relatively long nail is punctured, the rubber around the nail will still squeeze against it, maintaining a certain degree of sealing. The air pressure will not change too much in a short period of time. But over time, there will definitely be air leakage, for example, if the nail is stuck for two days, the air pressure will definitely decrease significantly. If the nail is relatively long and you happen to notice it just as it is pierced, check the air pressure and there is no shortage. This nail cannot be pulled out by itself. Once it is pulled out, the air will leak quickly and it will leak out before finding a place to repair the tire. The only option is to replace the spare tire or call for assistance, which can be quite troublesome.

Flat tire (2)

So how do we know if the length of the nail has penetrated the tire? First, let's visually inspect and estimate the shape of the tail of the nail. If it looks like a long nail, we can go directly to the tire repair shop. If you are unsure of the length of the nail, you can first try pulling it out slowly to see if there is any air leakage. If you can't hear it, you can also sprinkle water to see if it bubbles. If there is no air leakage, slowly pull it out and listen for any air leakage while pulling it out, until it is finally pulled out. If there is no air leakage, it will not penetrate. After pulling it out, it can be used normally. If you pull out a bit and hear a sound of air leakage, it must be punctured through. At this point, press the nail in again, and the air leakage will not be too fast. Go to a tire repair shop immediately.

Flat tire (3)

Driving in the city without puncturing a nail is not dangerous, as long as the air pressure is okay, it can be driven normally. But it is best not to run on the highway, because high-speed driving is fast, usually driving a long distance, and the tire work intensity is high. As the tire rotates, the nails will also rub against the ground and generate heat. Nails are metal, and friction is more likely to generate heat, which will be transferred to the rubber around the nails. If the heat is too high, the rubber will experience a decrease in molecular cohesion due to the local high temperature, increasing the probability of tire blowout. Of course, if one knows that there is a nail on their tire, few people will usually ignore it and continue to run long distances on the highway. Even if it is not because of a nail blowout, the decrease in tire pressure will increase the probability of a blowout.

Flat tire (4)

How do you know when a tire gets stuck while driving? Every time before driving, I spin around the car and take a look at the pressure of the four wheels. If the pressure of a tire is very low, it can be seen at a glance that the reason for a flat tire is usually a puncture. Before driving on the highway, besides checking the air pressure, the tires should also be checked for any nails or damage. If the tail of the nail is relatively large, the nail will come into contact with the ground and make a clicking sound when driving, which is very obvious and easy for the driver to hear. So if you hear a clattering sound, you should get off the car and check the tires in a timely manner. Either it's a nail or a big stone stuck on it.

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