Knowing When To change your tyres
It is essential that you know when
your tyres are becoming dangerous and therefore be able to change
them before risking your safety and possibly a large fine. Below is
a description of the reasons why and when you should change them.
A typical example of the wear pattern caused by front wheel
misalignment, (Toe-in or toe-out). The edge of the tread is
"feathered" and worn progressively from one side.
Under-inflation has caused this tyre to wear on the outer edges of
the tread, leaving the central tread area far less worn. The
inner-liner can also degrade.
Sharp objects can cause considerable damage rendering a tyre
Over-inflation has resulted in the central tread area being forced
into contact with the road causing rapid or crown wear.
An emergency braking manoeuvre with this tyre has caused the tyre to
rapidly wear through the complete casing causing the tyre to
This tyre has been used well after reaching the legal minimum
pattern depth of 1.6mm across the central ¾ of the tread, going
around the complete circumference of the tyre.
This is damage caused by an impact to the sidewall. The bulge or
"egg" indicates localised casing damage.
Excessive wheel camber has caused sloping wear on the outer edge of
the tread on one shoulder of this tyre.
End Of Life
This tyre has reached the legal minimum pattern depth of 1.6mm.
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