Frequent Tyre damage and Wear
The tyre is one of the most important active safety elements of a vehicle, so its proper use and proper maintenance must be a priority work for the driver. Sometimes due to ignorance or neglect such work is neglected. Below are some basic concepts and practical concepts that every user of a vehicle should know as they are vital to their own safety. Also, when any of the situations described below are detected, it is best to put yourself in the hands of a professional. Read the article to keep your brand tyres safe.
A tyre suffers numerous wear and damage due to use. If the depth of the drawing is less than 1.6mm (a measure established by the EU as a minimum limit for the depth of the grooves of the tyre), this results in a significant loss of grip that seriously affects the safety of the vehicle and its occupants.
Likewise, the existence of irregular wear also reduces adhesion and increases the risk. These wear tend to be a symptom of a possible mechanical problem of the vehicle or improper maintenance of the same.
Irregular wear can occur in the center of the tyre, when they have a lower depth than on the sides of the tread, but it can also occur on the contrary, the depth of the grooves in this area is correct, that is to say greater than 1, 6mm and, however, the ends or lateral areas of the tyre are totally worn out, other times, the tyres have a total or partial loss of the drawing in an isolated area or several areas of the tread, produced by an inadequate maintenance of the car tyres.
Finally, at times, the wear derives from the fact that the rubber is completely torn off, with a partial or total loss of the drawing. In these cases, it is advisable to replace the tyre immediately.
Although as drivers and users we can follow a series of tips to make the wheels of our car last longer, the wear of a tire is something we cannot avoid. Proper tire maintenance is key not only for its duration, but also for safety, so it is very important to know how to interpret abnormal wear or any other possible damage to the tires and how current in each case.
No matter what type, any form of irregular wear greatly reduces the life of a tire. And it is very easy to identify the causes of this irregular wear if we know how to "read" the tread.
In addition to wear , the tyre may suffer damages that are visible from the outside and that indicate a possible deterioration in the structure of the tyre. Such damages also directly affect safety.
- In the first place, the tyre shell may break due to fatigue. In these cases, the outer appearance of the side of the tyre can show a problem in the structure - breakage - of the tyre, due to overload or lack of pressure. In these cases, immediate review by a specialist is recommended.
- Second, localized damage can be seen. The tyre has cuts in its structure, both on the side and on the tread. It is also advised to see a specialist.
- Thirdly, it is possible that the localized breakage of the housing is caused. It is usually caused by excessive deformation by impact. Normally, it usually presents with a visible bulge on the side. The advisable thing if this happens is the immediate replacement of the tyre.
- Finally, another damage that the tyre can show is having cracked rubber. The tyre has visible cracks on the surface that may indicate deterioration in the structure of the tyre. In these cases, immediate replacement is recommended.