The tires of our cars play a fundamental role in ensuring safety, performance, and comfort during driving. However, over the course of their use, they can undergo various types of wear and damage. One of the most common issues that can affect tires is flat spotting. In this article, we will examine what the flat spot phenomenon in tires is, the underlying causes, and how to prevent it.
What is the Flat Spot Phenomenon ?
The flat spot phenomenon in tires is a condition where the original round shape of a tire becomes flat or deformed. This can occur due to various factors, including uneven tread wear, improperly adjusted tire pressure, excessive weight accumulation on a part of the vehicle, sudden braking, or impact against an obstacle.
A flat spot is not just an aesthetic problem; it can significantly influence the tire’s performance and safety during driving. A flat-spotted tire can cause vibrations and instability while driving, increase fuel consumption, and reduce the tire’s lifespan.
Causes of Flat Spotting in Tires:
One of the often overlooked causes of flat spotting in tires is the overload caused by the weight of the vehicle when left stationary in the garage or a similar location for extended periods. As the vehicle’s weight constantly rests on the wheels in a static position, this can gradually deform the shape of the tires, making them flat.
The Remedy: Easyrise
The remedy we have developed is the Easyrise cushion. Thanks to the polyurethane it is made of, a shape-memory material, this cushion can support the weight of the vehicle when it is left inactive for long periods in the garage. This cushion is designed to adapt to the shape of the tires and evenly distribute the vehicle’s weight over multiple support points. This helps prevent tire flat spotting, keeping them in their original shape and minimizing wear caused by static weight.
Maintaining tires in good condition is an investment in the safety and lifespan of the vehicle. It is essential to ensure safe driving and prolong the life of the tires themselves.