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bulging sidewall on tireAnything that resembles a bulge, bubble, bump, or unusual appearance on a tire needs your immediate attention. A bulging sidewall on a tire means the internal integrity of the tire has been compromised. Damage has been done inside the tire where you likely can’t see it. However, the damage causes thin areas in the rubber of the tire which is where the bulging is visible. 

Tires are constructed of layers from the inside out. The number of internal parts and layers of belts inside the tire is complex, but all the components together provide a quality tire that allows for durability, longevity, proper handling, and a quieter ride. You want quality tires on your vehicle, and proper tread is only one important part of the tires on your vehicle. Tires that are good from the inside out is another!

Why would there be a bulging sidewall on tire?

The bulging sidewall on a tire is usually the result of hitting a pothole, running into to curb or over a hard angled surface, and can also happen if you’ve driven on your tire while flat or improperly inflated. 

It is not safe to continue driving on a tire you’ve noticed is bulging. The rubber on the tire is very thin in the area you notice bulging, which means it could blow out at anytime creating a dangerous driving situation.

We’re always happy to check over your tires and let you know if we notice anything unusual or concerning. We can check your tread life and match any existing tires so you don’t have to replace more than necessary; stop in at either our Bloomington or Anoka location.