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How Bakersfield's Climate Affects Your Car Tires: Tips To Keep You Safe

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Living in Bakersfield comes with its own set of challenges, especially when it comes to your car's tires. The climate in Bakersfield, with its scorching summers and occasional rain, can affect your tires. 

That’s why, in this blog, we will delve into the impact of Bakersfield's climate on your car tires and provide you with essential tips to keep you safe on the road. 

Understanding the Bakersfield Climate and Its Impact on Your Tires

Bakersfield's climate is characterized by hot and dry summers, with temperatures often exceeding 100°F and occasional winter rain. While this climate offers sunny and pleasant weather for most of the year, it can be tough on your car's tires. Here's how:

Tire Pressure Fluctuations

The extreme heat in Bakersfield can cause your tire pressure to fluctuate significantly. As the mercury rises, the air inside your tires expands, leading to overinflation. Conversely, cooler evenings can cause the tire pressure to drop. Correct tire pressure is vital for your safety and tire longevity. Underinflated tires can bring about poor handling, reduced fuel efficiency, and increased risk of blowouts, while overinflated tires can result in a harsher ride and reduced traction.

Our Tip: Regularly check your tire pressure and keep it within the recommended range specified in your vehicle's owner's manual. If you're unsure, our experts at Circle M can help you to maintain the correct tire pressure.

Premature Tire Wear

The scorching Bakersfield summers can accelerate tire wear and tear. The high temperatures cause the rubber in your tires to degrade faster, reducing tire life. The combination of heat, road friction, and underinflated tires can be a recipe for disaster.

Our Tip: Regular tire inspections and rotations can help ensure even tire wear, prolonging the life of your tires. We recommend scheduling a tire inspection at Circle M to catch any potential issues early.

Rain and Slippery Roads

While Bakersfield is known for its arid climate, occasional rain can turn roads into hazardous terrain, especially if your tires are not in optimal condition. Worn tires with reduced tread depth are more susceptible to hydroplaning on wet surfaces.

Our Tip: Keep an eye on your tire tread depth. The legal least tread depth is 2/32 of an inch, but for better safety, it's advisable to replace tires when they reach 4/32 of an inch. We offer a wide range of tires suitable for various weather conditions at Circle M.

Tire Cracking

The combination of scorching heat and long hours of sunlight in Bakersfield can also lead to tire sidewall cracking. These cracks can weaken your tires and make them prone to leaks or blowouts.

Our Tip: Regularly inspect your tires for signs of cracking, and consider using tire covers or parking in the shade to protect your tires from excessive sun exposure.

Proper Storage

If you have a spare set of tires for different seasons, it's essential to store them properly to maintain their quality and longevity. Bakersfield's climate can take a toll on stored tires if not handled correctly.

Our Tip: Store your spare tires in a cool, dry place far off from direct sunlight and extreme temperature fluctuations. Storing them vertically and on a rack is ideal for preventing distortion.

Visit Circle M Tire & Automotive Today!

At Circle M Tire & Automotive, we understand the unique challenges that Bakersfield's climate presents for your car's tires. Our mission is to ensure your safety on the road by providing expert tire services, maintenance, and replacements. Don't wait until you're faced with a tire emergency. 

Schedule your appointment today, and don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions. We’re open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Our address is 10120 Rosedale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93312. We look forward to showing you what it means when we say we “Stand Behind Our Word.”