Why tyre change is recommended?
With the usage over time, tyres get depreciated on outside as well as inside. Cracks and tears can get developed, which eventually cause in the separation of steel belt inside the tire. If the vehicle is not maintained well with timely wheel balancing and wheel alignment tyres will lose the life soon. More heating and careless driving also accelerates the wear and tear of the tyre. Aging is the prime cause that will demand a tyre change for all the vehicles. Based on the manufacturers recommendation, a well-used and maintained tyre is also advised for a change once it crosses the defined age.
Tyre change for a vehicle is recommended when:
- The legal tread depth is reached: Tread depth is the prime factor associated with the safety of a tire. It is the deepness of the main grooves that cover the circumference of the tyre. Usually new tyres will have a tread depth around 7mm, while the legal limit is 1.6mm. Over use, most tyres will get tread wear indicators, which are hard, raised bars at the bottom of each groove. When the tread is level with these bars then the tyre reach on the legal limit. If the wheel alignment is off, wear and tear on tread and tyre will happen soon.
- Tyres are damaged of any reason: Any internal or external damages to the tyres will cut down its life and you may require a tyre replacement. It can also occur from something minor, such as simply driving over a pothole, but the ramifications can be extremely serious. Blisters, bulges or splits in the sidewall are also usual indicator of serious internal tyre damage. More exposure to sunlight also cause cracks to the tyres. Regular checkup pf tyres and careful management of vehicle can increase the life of the tyres.