Car Tyre Damage Top Tips

  • Check your car tyres for damage regularly
  • Make sure you check each tyre for cracks, cuts, bulges and sharp objects
  • Tyres with lumps or bulges might be suffering from internal damage, and should be brought to the attention of a car tyre expert
  • Any cut that looks about 2 1/2cm deep might have reached the internal structure of the tyre, and should be checked by a tyre expert
  • Groups of small cracks called 'crazing' are a sign of tyre aging, and indicate it's probably time to get replacements
  • If a sharp object is found embedded in the tyre, take the car to an expert and they will advise on whether a new tyre is required
  • If you do discover any damage at all, it's probably worth fitting the spare tyre just to be on the safe side before taking the car to an expert
  • Auto Pneu offer a free tyre check service without an appointment
  • If the tyre is not wearing evenly, it could be a sign the wheels are not aligned which will need correcting
 Under Inflation  

Under-inflation has caused this tyre to wear on the outer edges of the tread, leaving the central tread area far less worn. The tyre inner-liner can also degrade.

 Over Inflation  

Over-inflation has resulted in the central tread area being forced into contact with the road causing rapid or crown wear.

 Impact Damage  

This is damage caused by an impact to the sidewall. A bulge, "egg" indicates, Cut or wrinkle is localised casing damage..