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Tire expert in Charleston, WV shares tire trouble warning signs

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CHARLESTON, WV -

Charleston, WV resident Jonathan Johnson tells a familiar tale about his battle with a pothole.

"I hit a pothole and I had a flat tire. It bent the rim," Johnson said. That one incident came with a high price tag to repair.

Even if motorists don't get a flat instantly there may still be long lasting problems.

"If it gets a sharp lick it will stick out in the area where it is weakest," said Steve Basham, at Steve and Stacy's on Charleston's West Side.

Basham is an expert when it comes to tires. He said there are warning signs that your tire may be close to a blowout.

He said if you see a bump on the side of the tire there has likely been serious damage to the tire. Basham said if you feel a similar bump on the inside of the tire it may be a bigger risk.

"If it goes all the way around you need to do something fairly quickly. The tire could fall apart," Basham said.