The Negative Effects of a Bald Tire
Usually when I think of balding, “tire” is not the first thing that comes to mind. Personal hair woes aside though, the life cycle of a tire is something off-road vehicle owners must not disregard. Just as routine maintenance is necessary on the other integral parts of a tractor or ATV, the tires of said vehicle must be examined as well- because if the tires aren’t functioning properly, the whole system will be thrown off. It is important to remember that as tires reach the end of their life cycle on a vehicle, they can get quite costly: both for the owner’s wallet and the owner’s safety.
The wear and tear on a tire is inevitable- especially for users that are working the whole day on a farm or tearing up trails on an ATV or UTV. There’s no way to halt the tire life cycle, but there is a way to extend it (more on that later). When a tire is at the end of its natural life cycle though, immediate action is required. If the tire has lost all or the majority of its tread, owners will find that the wheels on the vehicle consume much more fuel than a tire in working condition. You may think that buying a new tire is costly, but all that excess fuel you’re wasting isn’t exactly cheap either. Fuel isn’t the only danger that comes with balding tires, though. In addition, worn-out tires are much more prone to slipping in the conditions that off-road vehicles most commonly find themselves in. Because of this, the operator of the vehicle is at a significantly higher risk than if they were to use the vehicle with tires that have working tread. Again, however, the large price tag on a new tire or set of tires may even be enough reason to sway an owner enough to sacrifice their own safety. If that’s the case with your situation, or you are someone who wants to be prepared for anything, look no further than the GlueTread family of products.
For a mere fraction of the cost of purchasing a new tire, the GlueTread Rubber Repair Kit, Rubber Fix-It Kit, and Traction Repair Kit all have the necessary components to make your tire work as good as new: keeping your fuel bill low and your risk of danger even lower. If the problem with your tire goes deeper than treading and you find a puncture or slice, the External Patch Kit is perfect for you. For more information on how our kits work, you can visit the “How-To” component of our website. Stay safe, stay prepared. At GlueTread, we’re not just reinventing off-road tire repair, we’re pioneering it.