How Do You Know if You Have a Bad Transmission?
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How Do You Know if You Have a Bad Transmission?

A transmission plays an important role in the operation of your car. And if the transmission goes, it can be an expensive problem to fix. Luckily, many cars give off warning signs that it needs repair before it completely dies. Unfortunately, many people have no idea what these warning signs are. If you don't know what the warning signs are, don't feel alone. I was once in the same position and ultimately, it caused me to have to replace the transmission in my car because I missed these signs. I created this website to help others identify when it needs to be repaired. If you notice any signs of a problematic transmission, head to a repair shop quickly to save yourself a lot of money!


How Do You Know if You Have a Bad Transmission?

What Is A Run Flat Tire?

Diane Bishop

Run flat tires are not as common as standard tires, which may be because many people are unaware that run flat tires even exist. Knowing what run flat tires are and what they can do can help you decide whether or not you need run flat tires for your vehicle. 

What is a run flat tire?

A run flat tire is a type of tire that is made to function (in a limited capacity) even with a puncture or a hole that has rendered the tire ostensibly flat.

How does a run flat tire work?

A run flat tire has a solid ring in the core of the tire. This ring is designed to support the weight of the vehicle, so that in the event that the tire deflates, the vehicle can still be driven.

What should you do if your run flat tire gets a hole?

Run flat tires often have a maximum speed that they can handle when deflated. These tires also have a maximum distance that they should be driven without air. It's important to know these limitations before your tire gets a flat so that you can safely take your vehicle to the nearest tire shop. If you're not sure about the limitations of your tires, then you should call the nearest tire shop before driving on a deflated tire.

Are there any disadvantages of run flat tires?

Yes, there are disadvantages to run flat tires. For example:

  • You can't put just one run flat tire on a car. If you would like to have one run flat tire, you'll have to have four run flat tires. 
  • Cost. Prices vary, but run flat tires can be more expensive than standard tires. Coupled with the fact that you can't have just one run flat tire, and the expense of switching over to run flat tires could be very high indeed.
  • Rough ride. It's said that run flat tires are a slightly rougher ride than standard tires. However, many car manufacturers use run flat tires for new cars. Cars that come with run flat tires straight from the manufacturer will have a suspension that's calibrated for run flat tires, which helps smooth out the ride. 

How can you get run flat tires for your vehicle?

If you're interested in getting run flat tires for your vehicle, take your vehicle to the tire shop for tire replacement. Your tire shop can help you get run flat tires on your vehicle.

For more information, contact Tire Pirates or a similar company.