Can it be fixed?
Unfortunately, addressing the tire bubble doesn’t mean repairing it. Side tire bubbles aren’t repairable – the entire tire must be replaced before blowout occurs.
What causes it?
Tire bubbles are mostly caused by high-impact damage, such as
- hitting a pothole or a piece of road debris;
- running into a curb;
- driving too fast over speed bumps or railroad crossings;
- overloading your tire;
- and driving, even for a short distance with a flat tire.
What is it?
The nugget-like protrusion is actually an air bubble that could cause a blowout. Think of the bubble as a tire tumor, that if left untreated, could have devastating consequencies.