Cupped tires are usually a sign of: Loose, worn, or bent shock absorbers/suspension parts. Unbalanced or runout tires. Misaligned wheels. Poor-quality tires.
Normally, used tires last 2-5 years if bought in adequate condition. A 2-year-old tire with no damage, patches, uneven wear, and with about 8/32” tread left, may last for good 5 years. A 4-year-old tire with 5/32” tread left, and without any significant plugs or cuts, may last a further 2 years. The lifespan of […]
Back tire cupping occurs due to one of the following reasons: Worn shock absorbers or suspension parts Wheel misalignment Tire imbalance or runout Poor quality of tires.
Any tire loses air slowly at the rate of 1-3 psi a month due to osmosis. However, a stronger leak may be the result of the following issues: Wheel elements damage Tire damage Temperature change.
Tire sidewall blowout may occur because of: Under-inflation Overload Tire wear (especially uneven) Damage Age Manufacturing defects. According to the National Transportation Safety Board report, around 33,000 accidents happen annually because of tires. At least 2,000 of them are sidewall blowout-related, so it’s critical to know why the issue may occur.
Used tires tread can be up to 90%, but the average is 6-8/32”. Tires in good condition should have a minimum of 6/32” to be useful, or 4/32” if the tire is 13-14”. The average legal minimum tread depth is 2/32”, but driving becomes unsafe with such a tread. Besides, most dealerships require at least […]
If not used, tires last for 6-10 years, depending on the storage and environmental conditions. Overall, the time limits for stored tires are much the same as for tires that are being used. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and official manufacturers suggest a tire is only 100% safe to use until it turns […]
Driving a car with old and worn out tires is extremely dangerous. Therefore, it’s essential for you to be aware of the actual age of your tires as this will help you understand when exactly they need to be replaced. When rubber ages, its quality deteriorates even if it’s safely stored on a shelf. You […]