Are retread tyres safe?
Yes, retread tires are both safe and legal. They are also a more economical and environmentally friendly way to extend the life of tires in any fleet.
What are the dangers of worn tires?
Low tread tires are more susceptible to punctures, which can lead to sudden blowouts. Worn tires are more likely to lose air pressure, which impacts a car’s fuel economy, braking and steering. Low pressure is also a major cause of tire blowouts, and blowouts can potentially lead to losing control of a vehicle.
What are 3 things you can do to help maintain your tires?
If you want to extend the life of your tires, improve your car’s ride, and have a safer drive, follow these four quick tips….How to: Make Your Tires Last Longer
- Check Your Tire Air Pressure Monthly.
- Get Your Tires Rotated Every 5,000 Miles.
- Have Wheels Balanced.
- Check Your Alignment Twice a Year.
What is the minimum TYRE tread allowable in South Africa?
Your tread is less than 1.6mm: Under South African law, your treads must be at least 1.6mm deep around the tyre’s circumference. For winter tyres, Goodyear recommends a minimum tread depth of 4mm.
Are remould tyres legal?
Remoulds are still legal in the UK, as long as they comply with strict regulations, and if manufactured with care they needn’t be significantly less safe than new tyres.
What causes tire blowout?
When the air pressure in a tire is too low, the tire may flex beyond its limits, overheats and cause the rubber to lose its bond to the tire’s internal fabric and steel cord reinforcement. Car and Driver says tire blowouts happen more frequently when you’re driving on the interstate or traveling at higher speeds.
How low can a tire be before it is unsafe?
If you have standard passenger tires (ninety percent of vehicles do) the lowest tire pressure you can generally drive with is 20 pounds per square inch (PSI). Anything under 20 PSI is considered a flat tire, and puts you at risk for a potentially devastating blowout.
What is the most important tire maintenance?
Get pumped. The most important thing to consider is inflation. Seems obvious, but consider that, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, just 19% of drivers keep their tires properly inflated. Simply put: properly inflated tires perform better, last longer and keep you safer.
How do I know when my tyres are illegal?
Place a 20p coin into the main tread grooves of your tyre. If you can’t see the raised edge around the coin, your tyre’s tread is likely greater than 1.6mm and, therefore, legal. If, on the other hand, the outer band is visible when inserted, your tyre could be unsafe and require professional inspection.
What are the legal requirements for tyres?
Tyre Tread Depth For the safety of you, your passengers and other road users, all of the tyres on your vehicle must have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm. According to tyre laws, any tyre that does not meet the minimum legal tread depth of 1.6mm is deemed unsafe.