Is it Okay to Drive My Vehicle With No Air Valve Caps on the Tires?

February 15th, 2020 by

How Safe is it to Drive a Vehicle With No Tire Air Valve Caps?
Here at Desert 215 Superstore, we know that life can get a little crazy and there may come a day when you lose the cap to one of your air valves. Oh no! With that air valve cap gone, you are probably wondering if you are okay to drive your vehicle until you can find a replacement.

We have good news for you! You CAN continue driving! The purpose of the air valve cap is to keep dirt and debris out and to keep air inside in case the air valve ever does leak (you can find out if it is leaking by spraying some Windex on the valve and see if it bubbles).

Even though you will be fine to drive with a missing air valve cap, we recommend replacing it when you get the chance so that you can keep dust and debris out of your tires. Luckily, air valve caps are very easy and affordable to replace and can be found at chain auto parts stores and online retailers like Amazon.

Tire air valve caps are available in either plastic or metal, though we recommend using the plastic variety. Metal caps can corrode over time and fuse to the stem, and removing it will become extremely difficult when you need to refill your tires.

To learn more about tire care, please schedule an appointment with our service department here at Desert 215 Superstore! Our technicians are always more than happy to help with keeping your vehicle and its tires healthy.

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