As a diligent and attentive car owner, it is now a common practice to check the car from time to time before driving. Put yourself in that situation, and as you do the relevant checks, you notice that one of the tires is sort of like package, a “bump” or “egg” on the flank. At that point you should be thinking: “And what should I do now?”† Well, this is what a . is called hernia band†
You don’t need to panic, but be aware that it is a dangerous thing. Because one day that little protrusion will no longer be so insignificant and become a bubble that can cause an explosion on the tire outer wall, which is commonly known as a blowout. Think of the bubble as a tumor in a tire which, if left untreated, can have devastating effects.
What is “bump in tire”?
An impact fracture is damage to the carcass (the carcass of the tyre) that is caused when the tire comes into contact with certain obstacles. In general, an externally visible bulge on the sidewall of the tire indicates that: the metal cords that make up the wall have been destroyed in the enclosure† As we mentioned above, they are visually seen as a deformation in the form of a lump or bulge that appears on the sidewall of the tire.
For those who don’t know, the sidewall is responsible for connecting the rim to the tread, and if bubbles appear in it, it can get messy. In simpler terms, you should know that damaged sidewalls are a bigger problem than a flat tire. Because the impact a wheel experiences when hitting a foreign object pushes the tire against the rubber, damaging the inner lining and force air leak thereby creating the aforementioned bubbles.
What’s Causing That “bump in tire?
A tire consists of several layers and each of them contains air. What happens now? when the air starts to filter, it rises directly to the outdoor areas† Therefore, bulges appear on the sidewall. These bulges are dangerous enough on their own, and in the event of excessive pressure, these bubbles burst, potentially causing a complete flat tire or blowout while driving, which is one of the last things in the world you want to experience.
The air leak could be due to several things, such as: tackling large potholes or steep speed bumps† Sometimes there is some debris that you drive the car over that destroys the tires internally. In addition, passing the above-mentioned speed bumps at high speeds can also cause air to escape to those outlying areas. Driving with a low air pressure tire it can also cause air bubbles in the tires and even leave the vehicle parked on the edge of a curb†
This overloads the housing and can cause individual strings to break. The extent of the damage depends on the speed and impact angle and size of the obstacle, but it is in any case not recommended to continue circulating with it. And although it is almost impossible manufacturing defects can also cause bubbles to form. The glue may not hold the layers together and create space for clumps. However, current production processes have mitigated these shortcomings.
Is it safe to drive with a bump in tire?
a damaged tire it is extremely insecure wherever you drive and no matter how big or small the damage is. You have to be very careful with the “eggs” of the tires. Driving with these bubbles can endanger your safety and that of others. It’s not just about the bumps. In fact, it doesn’t matter what kind of damage you experience to your wheels, but you should also not risk driving because you could cause damage to the vehicle or even cause accidents.
If such damage is ignored, there is a risk that the tire will fail at some point in the future, usually due to delamination of the tread and/or layers or disintegration of the tire sidewall†
Can this tire deformity be repaired?
Unfortunately, You cannot repair a hernia band, regardless of the bundle. To determine if there is an internal impact crack, the shop mechanic will remove the tire from the rubber. Once removed, an air bubble caused by accidental damage will shrink and the specialist can show you the damage to the tire’s inner liner. This is not like a flat tire, you have to replace the whole tire.
However, the good thing is that there are some tire manufacturers and companies that offer warranties† They can give you a new tire for free if the problem is serious. Therefore, before purchasing a new tyre, it is essential that you do the proper homework and find a company that offers such guarantees that you can save a lot of money if they are worn out or have suspicious bulges. Remember, the longer you wait, the bigger the “bump” will be, increasing the number of ballots needed to get a blowout in full circulation.