Have you heard about tyres exploding on highways or roads that lead to accidents? This incident happened due to bad tires condition, so today, let’s learn the signs on when to change your tyres.
When To Change Your Tyres
1. Tyres Has Been Used For More Than 10 Years
It is advised to replace the tyres with new ones if they haven’t been changed in 10 years from the date of manufacture. The tyre manufacture date can be found on the surface of the tyres. They will display the week and the year of the tyre manufactured. Even though the tyres appear to be in a usable condition or have not been worn down, it is better to switch to new tyres for your safety.
2. The Tread Is Worn Beyond The Recommended Tread Depth Levels
Tread is the rubber on the tyre that touches the road. The tread will wear down while you’re driving. A tyre with a low thread depth will lack grip and easily causes an accident so if your tyre’s thread depth is below 1.6 millimetres, you should change it immediately.
3. Damaged Sidewalls
If the sidewalls of any of your tyres are damaged, you shouldn’t drive your vehicle. Damage to the sidewall is a sign that there may be severe damage to the internal form of the tyre. If left unchecked, it could lead to a blowout, which could to a driver struggling to control their vehicle.
4. The Bead Is Damaged Or Deformed
The tyre’s bead is a term for the edge of the tyre that sits on the wheel and connects it to the rim. Usually, the bead is damaged or deformed because it gets cut, ripped or slashed. Change your tyres immediately if there is bead damage because this is one of the reasons why tire burst.
5. Vibrations While Driving
It’s important to be alert while driving especially if there are vibrations. Vibrations are normally caused by engines or tyres. If your tyres are bald, worn out or worn unevenly, they are definitely the source of the vibrations. This results in unresponsive steering and the driver losing control.
6. Tyres Keep Loosing Pressure
If you notice that your tyres kept on having pressure loss, it is definitely a major sign to change tyres. There are many reasons for this to occur such as damaged rim, small punctures or cuts on the tyre, damaged tyre bead, defective valve and many more. Tyre pressure loss increases the amount of friction between the road and the tyre, which could lead to overheating or even a terrible blowout.
Changing to new tyres are expensive, however, driving with old and worn tyres is reckless and dangerous to all people’s lives, especially when you drive during rainy seasons, so let’s prevent accident to happen by applying these tips on when to change your tyres. Drive safe!
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