Checking your tyre tread?
What is treadwear?
When we initially look tyres, the pattern or design of the tyres on the tyre surface are unique treadwear. These treadwear has been designed for different of multi-purpose when you commute on the different road condition. So, to understand a set of 3 key component on treadwear, which are as followed;
Treadwear: This is only part being touch on surface of road
Grooves: This part will help when you drive in different road condition e.g. wet or mud surface.
Lugs: The part helps traction control
How to initially check your tyre condition?
Tyre span of life is rely on your driving style and your frequently maintenance. However, the treadwear will be ultimately worn and be necessarily replaced. The details below are described how you can initially check your tyre condition;
1. Tread Depth – You can check your tyre condition left through tread depth. If the tread depth remains only 1.6 mm, we would suggest you to replace new tyres. How to check the tread depth, please follow these steps below;
1.1 Looking for the triangle sign on the tyre shoulder, there’s a tread depth indicator in the grooves. So, you can find out what is the height from this indicator to surface of treadwear is.
Different level of tread depth is more likely to affect braking performance as figure illustrated different performance and different tread depth below;
2. Bulge Tyre - if you have noticed abnormal condition on tyre e.g. bulge tyre on either sidewall or shoulder. We would suggest to continue driving as it is more likely to be blow out.
3. Cut on tyres - please be careful when you were driving and the tyre were likely to be punctured by hit from the pothole or kerb. You have to ensure that the puncture tyres had been repaired properly.
4. Tyre texture - You can test easily on your tyre condition by pressing your tyre by your finger. If the texture is getting harder and there’s no any flexibility. Subsequently, you should be thinking about new tyre replacement.