Common Causes of Flat Tires

Flat Tires
In life, there’s death, taxes, and…flat tires. As a society, we’ve come a long way in a short time when it comes to making strong tires that can withstand many things, but there’s still a chance that a flat tire can occur.

Flat tires are always an inconvenience to people. How do tires end up that way?

First and foremost, sharp objects have the potential to cause a flat tire. It’s amazing to think that just one tiny little nail or screw on the road (or floor) can end up putting a hole in a tire that causes it to go flat. It happens.

IPES makes magnetic sweepers and brooms that’ll pick up nails, screws and tramp metal. Airports, factories and other places where tires are vital to getting the job done rely on strong magnetic sweepers and brooms to pick up sharp objects from the ground/floor so those objects don’t end up flattening tires.

Next, flat tires can occur because of valve stem leaks. Dirt, cracks and old age can wear out a valve stem, thus letting air leak out of the tire causing it to go flat. In addition, the sealing surface of the tire, its “tire bead,” can leak, too.

Finally, there’s the human component to flat tires– vandalism. When someone’s mad at someone else for some reason, giving them a flat tire seems to be a major way of “getting back” at them.

Hopefully you don’t have to deal with flat tires for any reason. However, if you work in a place where sharp objects could ruin tires, consider IPES’ magnetic sweepers, which are available in industrial and military grades. Call IPES at 877-781-4660 for more information.