While I’m sure you’re loving your life in the desert, you don’t want to be driving around with cracked tires. Thankfully, there are three ways to fix cracked tires.
You can fix cracked tires by:
Applying sealant internally to small cracks
Applying a protectant externally to the tire
Replacing the tires completely
If you notice small cracks in your tires, applying an internal sealant will help seal the cracks and any holes. However, be sure to use a sealant for dry rot or cracked tires and not one for flat tires.
If you have larger cracks, you can try to apply a tire protectant to the outside of your tires. A tire protectant functions the same as an internal sealant, but it helps improve the appearance of your tires and provides UV protection.
Finally, if neither of these options works, consider replacing your tires completely. While pricey, it will ensure your vehicle is safe.
That said, if you’re nervous about performing any of this maintenance yourself, consider visiting an auto or tire shop for professional advice.
To avoid having to replace or fix cracked tires in the future, be sure to:
Take your car for maintenance regularly
Regularly move your vehicle if you don’t drive it often
Don’t buy poor quality tires
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