At Freeman Mazda, you’ll find a team of auto experts who aren’t afraid of going the extra mile to earn your customer satisfaction. We’re a used and new Mazda dealer that is dedicated to customer service excellence, and part of living up to that dedication means sharing some of our automotive expertise with you, the customer.

You may have been here before: stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire, asking yourself, ‘what caused this?’ While you could blame it on a particularly treacherous pothole, or stray nail, sometimes they are caused by a lack of tire maintenance.

One of the major causes of flat tires is simply driving on an old tire. On average, tires last anywhere between 3 and 4 years. If your tire is around this age, it might be time for a replacement. Although, age isn’t the only thing that can define an over-worn tire. The best way to gauge this is by the depth of your tire’s tread. No matter how old the tire is, if your tire’s tread levels are low, it’s probably worth changing.

Another cause of flat tires is the condition of the road. Poor road conditions or tire popping obstacles can pop even the most hardened tires. By staying aware of what is on the road, like potholes and stray nails, you can avoid springing a premature flat on a new tire.

Lastly, it is important to have an automotive technician by your side that can help you keep up with all of your tire maintenance needs. At Freeman Mazda, our Mazda service department can provide you with top-notch tire maintenance to ensure that you never find yourself stranded on the side of the road with a flat.