CAN CAR TIRES EXPLODE WHILE DRIVING WITH LITTLE AIR PRESSURE IN THEM

  • Tiny
  • freeagent985
  • 1998 Ford Explorer

I am suppose to drive about two hours today and someone told me its unsafe to drive with low air pressure in them because they could explode. I think two of them have a leak.

Sunday, January 15th, 2012 AT 5:49 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Get it fix before you take off-you don't want a mishap enroute-

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Sunday, January 15th, 2012 AT 5:56 PM
  • Tiny
  • freeagent985
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Can tires explode while driving with low pressure though?

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Sunday, January 15th, 2012 AT 6:00 PM
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  • rasmataz
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It depends how low and condition of the tire- the air pressure in the tire increases in temperature it might not blow but wear out so fast that you'll be riding down the road with only the rims on-never know what will happen-I'm not a mind reader-get it blown up to specs

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Sunday, January 15th, 2012 AT 6:07 PM
  • Tiny
  • freeagent985
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Theres no doubt that I need new tires, they are old but its like 30 degrees all day today. And I think if I pump them up before I leave and before I come home, I should be good. What do you think?

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Sunday, January 15th, 2012 AT 6:14 PM
  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Pump them up, but get new tyres asap, tyres will not explode but will tend to roll off the rim if pressures are low and corners are taken to sharp.

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Monday, January 16th, 2012 AT 12:19 PM

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