The Common Types Of Tyre Damage

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The different ways your tyres could be damaged. You can find the full guide here:

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  • 1. Common Types Of Tyre Damage By
  • 2. Simple 'end of life' wear is not the only reason for changing a tyre Here are some common examples of causes and consequences that will force you to change Image used courtesy of
  • 3. Cuts Cuts are relatively common and can occur as a result of driving over sharp objects on the road In UK law, a tyre with a cut in excess of 25mm must be replaced. Any cut that exposes the ply or cord is also illegal in both cases, there is an increased risk of blowout Image used courtesy of Kwik-Fit
  • 4. Sidewall impact Hitting a curb or another obstacle can sometimes cause damage to the casing, either in the form of a cut or bulge. Again, these are a blowout risk Image used courtesy of Kwik-Fit
  • 5. Camber wear In suspension terms, camber refers to the angling of wheels away from the axle Some set-ups can improve handling, however, tilting wheels in this way tends to cause rapid wear on the edge of the wheel that makes contact with the road Image used courtesy of Kwik-Fit
  • 6. Misalignment Whereas camber configuration may be desirable, plain old misalignment (where the front wheels are pointed at slightly different angles) rarely results in a better drive, and can cause some rapid wear and feathering on the tread Image used courtesy of Kwik-Fit
  • 7. Under-inflation Under-inflation causes the outer edges to take the load and thus wear more quickly than the centre Image used courtesy of Kwik-Fit
  • 8. Over-inflation When filled with too much air, a tyre becomes too rounded, causing the middle to extrude and take the entire weight of the car Image used courtesy of Kwik-Fit
  • 9. Emergency braking At high speed, an emergency stop can cause massive friction resulting in rapid wear, potentially to the extent that the tyre punctures and deflates. For this reason, you should always check your tyres at the nearest safe opportunity after performing an emergency stop Image used courtesy of Kwik-Fit
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