Q: Bubble in the side of my tire.

asked by on

I just got my tire replaced on Saturday, Nov. 19th and I noticed this morning that there's a bubble on the outside of the tire. Did I do something wrong? Is it safe for me to drive 21 miles back home? It's been 2 days and now there's a bubble on the side. Please help! Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

When you get a bubble in the side of a tire it is caused when the tire side wall inner and outer wall is separated or damaged. The inner part of the tire is allowing air pressure to reach the outer soft part of the tire and it will blow up like a balloon. The damage could of happened from a defect in the tire or hitting a curb or even rubbing against the curb can damaged the tire. The tire can burst at any time and should not be driven on until replaced. If You do not have a spare tire to put on then drive it to get it repaired without going over 25 miles per hour for safety reasons. If you have a spare tire then install it to get to the tire shop that put your new tires on.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Bubble in the side of my tire.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car Sitting waiting for repair. Sat 9 Months Now repair finished but will not start.

Hi...gasoline has a limited shelf life. After four months or so, but sometimes even earlier, gum and varnish develop. Gasoline that is nine months old will typically not have enough of the volatile fractions (from the refinery process) to start...

Q: Loud roar from tires

Hi. This situation requires immediate attention. The symptoms seem to indicate either a tire failure, or brake issue, related to brake caliper/pads, or warped rotor. You can remove the wheel and inspect the tire for bulges or damage, and also...

Q: Delayed engagement from P to D when cold, but not in reverse

Many newer automatic transmissions have temperature-sensors in them that, on a stone-cold start, restrict normal shift to only the lower (or non-overdrive gears) until the engine coolant and transmission fluid reach a certain level which in many engines, is around...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.