All tires wear out or become damaged and will eventually need replacing.
How quickly that happens depends on various things, like your driving habits, where you live and how well you maintain your tires.
When should I replace them?
You should inspect your tires regularly – at least once a month. Check the below to see if your tires need replacing:
- Tread wear bars: most tires have tread wear bars - bands of hard rubber that you can only see when your tread depth has gone beyond the limit for safe driving, which is generally 1.6mm.
- Uneven wear patterns: you should also check your treads for uneven wear patterns that can indicate other problems with your tires or your vehicle.
- There’s a bulge or a blister on the sidewall of a tire: these can lead to tire failure and could be dangerous.
- A tire has gone flat due to a blow out.
- A lacerations or other significant damage.
- Sidewall or tread punctures larger than 0.64cm: You cannot repair any punctures larger than that and you should never repair tires worn below 1.6mm.