What is the real life of winter tires
The experts explained how to understand that it’s time to buy new rubber.
Frost is not far off. Some motorists have already replaced summer tires for winter, others are only just thinking about buying new shoes or this season to ride again last year.
It is important to know some of the nuances and be able to determine the degree of validity of winter tires.
First and foremost, you must conduct a visual inspection. Cracks – the first signal that it is time to buy a new wheel. The thing is that through these small holes in the inner layers of the tire can be full of chemicals and reagents, which are generously sprinkled on road municipal services. This can lead to damage of the cord and also reduce the elasticity of the wheel.
In addition, it is important to remember that the deadline of operation of the restored tyres with visible damage to the running surface or sides – two of the season.
Well, you should pay attention to the residual height of the tread. Critical indicator – 4 mm. By the way, the new winter wheels have the tread height on average 10 – 12 mm.
Also need to try to estimate in mind, what “mileage” the old tires. 8 years and 80,000 miles – sentence to rubber. The excess of these indicators – the immediate excuse to buy new wheels.
According to the materials of MMR