The wear of your tyres: how to recognise an issue

Your tyres are the only component that keeps your car connected to the road while driving. They ensure your safety by gripping the road and also by avoiding excessive braking distances. That is the reason why it is necessary to inspect their condition on a regular basis. If you are wondering, “How do I check tyre wear?”, here are some tips to help you recognise if something is wrong.

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How to check tyre wear?

Point S tyres or any other brand have tyre wear indicators. They become noticeable when the tread is thinned to 1.6mm depth. When those tyre wear indicators are showing, it is time to replace your tyre.

You should inspect each of your tyres at least once a month.

Tyre wear causes

Tyre wear can originate from two main reasons. 

On the one hand, it can be a “natural” wear of the tyres due to all the kilometres they have been driven. The kilometres your tyres will last depends on your tyre maintenance and your driving habits. 

On the other hand, the type of wear on your tyres can warn you of deterioration or wear on another components of your car that affects your tyres. 

For these reasons, it is essential to regularly inspect the wear of your tyre. 

Internal tyre wear causes

If you notice uneven tyre wear, you should know that this issue can come from:

Tyre alignment troubles

Suspension problems

External tyre wear causes

There are different kinds of external tyre wear, each one with different causes.

-Early wear on the tread: could be from an insufficiently inflated tyre 

-Wear in the centre of the tread: the tyre could be over inflated or damaged due to excessive speed

-Wear of a single shoulder: could be from a miss-alignement

-Uneven wear: could be from a miss-alignement, certain suspension parts (dampers, steering) that need to be adjusted or replaced

In summary, checking the wear of your tyres improves your safety on the road.

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