Tyre Safety Tips


Tyres are the only point of contact between your vehicle & the road. These safety tips will keep it that way.

Inflation Pressure

​Lower inflation pressure may lead to:

• Heat separation and burst tyre
• Irregular wear
• Increased fuel consumption


Higher inflation pressure may lead to:

• Longer breaking distance
• Cut damage
• Irregular wear


Recommendation
• Understand the correct inflation pressure for your tyres
• Check and correct inflation pressure of your tyres at least once a month
• Do not guess but check inflation pressure with a proper gauge


Irregular Wear

Both side shoulder wear
• Result of low inflation pressure, mostly seen on the front tyres


One side shoulder wear
• Excessive alignment setting (camber, toe)

Centre wear
• Result of too high inflation pressure mostly seen on tyres on driven axles
Recommendation• Maintain proper inflation and check and correct wheel alignment periodically• Rotate your tyres periodically• Avoid driving in an aggressive manner (Sudden steering or braking at high speed)


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Tyre Cut or Cracking

Cut or cracking on tyres may lead to:
• Puncture or tyre burst


Recommendation
• Maintain proper inflation pressure
• Drive in a proper manner and avoid contacting tyre sidewall with foreign objects or Kerb   during drive
• Keep tyres away from direct sunlight, oil or appliances emitting ozone​​


Tyre Valve

A deteriorated tyre valve causes air leak leading to serious tyre damage such as the separation or the rupture of tyre components


Recommendation
• Always check any cut or cracking on the valve
• Use valve cap
• Use new valve for new tyre

Tyre Deformation​

Tyre bulging may lead to the separation or the rupture of tyre components. There are many causes of tyre bulging, such as the use in low inflation pressure, impact or kerbing damage.


Recommendation
• Maintain proper inflation pressure
• Drive in a proper manner and avoid contacting tyre with foreign objects or kerb during
  drive​​

Tread Depth

Worn tread (Shallower tread depth) may lead to:
• Slippery on wet surface
• Hydroplaning
• Uncomfortable ride

Recommendation
• Remove worn tyres at the tread depth of 1.6mm or less and replace them with new tyres