At Coach Specialists of Texas, an RV repair shop in Fort Worth, we tend to see different kinds of motorhome problems in the summer than we do in the winter. After all, during the warmer months it’s common for RV enthusiasts (us included!) to enjoy a great deal more travel. Because of the many miles being put on RVs during this time of year, one of the biggest problems we see in the summer is motorhome tire blowout. When an RV tire blows out while you’re driving down the highway, it can be a scary experience. Once you’re safely at an RV repair facility, though, your next fear might be the cost of replacing your tire and repairing any resulting damage. Here is what you need to know about RV tire blowout repair in Fort Worth, Texas.
RV tire blowout repair costs and your insurance coverage:
As with most RV repairs, replacing tires is not cheap. Depending on the number of tires blown, the type of motorhome you have, and any additional damage to your RV, your repair could run anywhere from $1,000 to $25,000. Unfortunately, RV insurance typically doesn’t cover tire blowout repairs or replacements—only the damage resulting from the blowout. At Coach Specialists of Texas, we can provide you with a detailed repair estimate, explaining every element included in your tire blowout repair to help you understand the full extent of the costs.
What caused my RV tire blowout?
A motorhome tire blowout can be caused by a number of issues. Dry rot is common when tires age and suffer too much exposure to the elements, leading to brittle and cracked rubber. Low tread can also lead to tire blowout, as well as uneven tire wear, punctures, and under-inflation.
It’s crucial to inspect your RV tires before you embark on any major trips and every time you get gas. Make sure they are inflated to the proper PSI (per square inch) and that they are rotated often to provide even wear. A good rule of thumb is to have your tires rotated every other time you get your oil changed. And also be sure to inspect your tires for punctures. Many times, tires will have nails embedded in them and the owners won’t even realize it until the tire is blown. Sometimes, punctured tires can be repaired by patching or plugging, so it’s smart to have any punctures addressed immediately. Some tire blowouts just can’t be helped, but it’s smart to be as vigilant as you can about checking your tires in order to extend their use.
Do you have questions about tire damage and RV repair in Fort Worth, Texas?
At Coach Specialists of Texas, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have about your motorhome and its repair needs. Our technicians are specially trained in all aspects of RV repair, including tire replacement, fire/water damage restoration, storm damage restoration, upholstery, carpentry, roof replacement, and more. For your convenience, we have two additional locations for drop-offs: Plano and Denton, Texas. If you schedule a drop-off at either location, we will bring your RV the rest of the way to our facilities in Dallas for repairs. Our mission is to get you back on the road quickly and hassle-free.