There are a lot of items that could make your tyre unsafe. And an unsafe tyre means an unsafe vehicle, which can result in an accident. We're looking at the 3 most common causes of tyre damage and how to prevent them.
Sidewall damage can cause beads to break or be weaker and with the sidewall of the tyre being the most critical component it's important to keep an eye out. The walls keeps the integrity and strength of the tyre and sidewall damage can cause extra damage to your wheel arch, wheel and guard. The sidewall is also typically the thinnest part of the tyre and therefore the most susceptible to damage.
Over or under inflating your tyres van cause deep or wide indentations or chaging in the bead area of your tyres. It can also cause uneven wear which can result in partial tread sepataions. This can be easily avoided by regularly checking your tyre pressure and not exceeding load capacity. Maintaining the vehicles tyres as per the recommended tyre placard inflation pressures is the best way to go.
As tyres age cracks can form, which can cause tyres to separate and will eventually make the tyre blow out. Tyre damage caused by cuts can also have the same outcome as cracks. Of course cuts can also be caused by driving over debris on the road. Depending on the size of the cut, crack or tear the tyre could be repaired or needs to be replaced.
At BigBoxCars Tyre & Service we're happy to inspect any tyre damage and advice you on what to do next.
The next time you need to have your vehicle serviced, visit BigBoxCars Service & Tyres and put your mind at ease whilst our professional technicians take the time to ensure your tyres are well-cared for, and that you’ll be traveling smoothly and safely.
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