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Tyres over five years old are lets face it…..getting on a bit! It’s wise to have them checked by a professional but even relatively new tyres need regular checks for sidewall damage, such as cuts or bulges, and treads need checking for nails or tears.

Although the minimum amount of tread required for a car to be roadworthy is 1.6mm, it is wise to replace tyres at 2mm, as wet-weather grip is diminished significantly as the tread depth diminishes.

 

Reading Tyre Wear

 

Wear Pattern: Excessive wear on shoulders or outer edges

Possible Causes: Lack of rotation; High Speed Cornering; Under-Inflation

 

 

shoulderwear

 

Wear Pattern: Excessive wear on centre section

Possible Causes: Over-Inflation; Lack of Rotation

 

 

 

featheredwear

 

Wear Pattern: Feathered or saw-tooth tread

Possible Causes: Incorrect toe-in

 

 

 

Wear Pattern: Irregular spots or depressions

Possible Causes: Unbalanced tyre and wheel; Defective Tyre

 

 

cuppedwear

 

Wear Pattern: Cupped or scalloped depressions

Possible Causes: Lack of rotation; Improper Alignment; Worn or Damaged Steering or Suspension Parts

 

 

crackedribs

 

Wear Pattern: Cracked Ribs

Possible Causes: Overloading; High Speed Driving; Alternate Over & Under Inflation

 

 

onesidewear

 

Wear Pattern: Excessive wear on one side of the tread

Possible Causes: Excessive Camber