Consult a tyre expert immediately if the tyre becomes deflated when in use or if you notice external damage to the tread or the sides of the tyre, such as punctures, cuts, abrasion, or uneven wear.
Always perform a visual assessment for tyres before driving, and inspect more closely every 3-4 weeks. Quick checks can improve driving safety and comfort, and extend the life of tyres.
An easy way to measure the groove depth is to use a two-euro coin: place it in the main groove in the central part of the tread. If the silver edge of the coin is still visible from within the tread, the depth is less than 4 mm.
New tyres have a groove depth of over 8 millimeters, though often more than 9 millimeters.
While the law does not define tyre life or stipulate manufacturing dates, tyres can only be considered and sold as “new” if they were manufactured within the last five years. The recommended useful life of a tyre is six years and the recommended maximum age is 10 years.
We recommend changing all of the tyres at the same time. In some cases two tyres can be changed: either both front tyres or both rear tyres. In these cases, the new tyres should be the same brand and model as the old tyres to ensure safety and maneuverability.
Factors for wear include low tyre pressure in relation to the vehicle’s weight or load, incorrect wheel steering angles, and worn or faulty shock absorbers. Driving style also plays a large role – sharp braking and acceleration, and turning too quickly, all have an effect. Front wheel tyre vehicles …
In slippery conditions, the car’s breaking distance is longer and handling becomes more difficult. Tyres are unable to move water, snow and slush out of the way, losing the feeling of road contact.