Car care plays a major role in our daily lives. Having a working car means being as safe as possible while on the road, saving money, and helping to prevent any unnecessary hassle. However, even cars that are in perfect working condition can run into problems every once in a while. One of these issues is a flat tire. Flat tires can come out of nowhere and will throw a wrench in whatever plans you had for the day. Although flat tires are an unfortunate incident, you’re fortunate enough to have a reliable partner at B & B Towing and Recovery. If you ever get a flat, give us a call. In the meantime, read on if you’d like to learn about some of the top causes of flat tires.

Tire Punctures

Any sharp object found lying in the road can cause a flat tire. Broken glass, nails, screws, or other sharp objects can lead to a tire deflating slowly or quickly. Be especially careful when driving around an accident, construction areas, or in busy areas where there is more likely to be debris in the road.

Damaged Roads

Roads with potholes, uneven pavement, or bumps can cause or contribute to a leaking tire. If you notice that there are an increasing number of obstacles on your usual route to work or school, try to find a detour that works best for you. If there’s no other route to take, be sure to drive slowly and cautiously.

Damaged Valve Stem

The valve stem is the little rubber piece that’s used to fill your tires with air or check the pressure of your tires. If the valve stem becomes damaged, it can cause a leak if you suspect this is the case, be sure to take your car to your local auto mechanic right away.

Old Tires

Let’s face it, some of us don’t replace our tires as often as we should. Generally, it’s recommended that you have your tires replaced every 25,000 to 50,000 miles which is usually around three or four years. If you use your tires after that, you risk a flat tire.


When temperatures are high, your tires will begin to expand. Although it’s unlikely you’ll experience a blowout, your tires will be more susceptible to a leak or puncture. Ensuring your tires always have the right pressure will help prevent this.

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If your car ever breaks down this winter or you experience a flat tire, you won’t want to waste time searching the internet for a reliable towing company. Here at B & B Towing and Recovery, it’s our top priority to get to you as quickly as possible. We’ll either provide you with roadside assistance to get you back on the road as quickly as possible or, for more major repairs, we’ll bring it into our shop. If you have any questions about our services, give us a call today.