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High temps can try your tires

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TIFTON, GA (WALB) -  The brutal summer temperatures are causing hot tires to burst on Georgia highways.

Department of Transportation workers say they're picking up more debris from blown out tires.

Mechanics say that's because people don't property maintain their tires.

The heat causes the air to expand inside your tires, and that can cause trouble if they're old.

That's why you need to make sure your tires have the right pressure. 

"You've got to look at them for dry rot," said Service Manager James Thacker. "They expand during the hot weather. During the winter months you are constantly putting air in them. So keep your maintenance up on the tire."

Mechanics also say tires need to be aligned regularly. If you can't afford to buy a set of new tires, you should keep the ones in the best condition up front.

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