Video: How to check for aging tires

Want to learn how to check for aging and cracking tires? It’s simple. You got this.
 

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How to check for aging tires

 

Want to learn how to check for aging and cracking tires? It’s simple. You got this. 

1. Unfortunately, as tires age, cracks on the sidewall of the tire can appear, and while they may not leak, they can show the age and wear of the tire, making them more prone to a blowout or a flat.

2. Over time, the rubber breaks down as a result of dry-rot. This is caused by the oils and chemicals in the tire drying out and evaporating as the tire ages. 

3. As the rubber ages and dries out, it loses its flexibility, which can lead to cracks in the sidewall. 

4. When cracking becomes evident, it is time to start thinking about replacing your tires.

5. A compromised sidewall may lead to tread separation and possible blowouts. 

6. If you spot cracks, you’re probably better off replacing the tires as the safety and integrity of the tire has been compromised.

So now that you know, get out there and check your tires. You got this. 


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