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Wheels & Tyres

Check the side wall of all tyres fro any damage, splits, lumps or bulges. Make sure that there is no seperation of the tread from the tyre and no visible signs of any of the ply or cord.

Check that the tyre bead is correctly seated in the wheel rim and the wheel is not distorted or buckled.

Check that the valve is correctly seated and is is good working order.

Check that each tyre is of the correct size and pressure for the vehicle
and that each tyre matches the opposite tyre on each axle.

Check the tread depth of each tyre. The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm for at least 75% of the tyre. Abnormal wear patterns could indicate worn shock absorbers, innacurate wheel alignment, bad tyre pressures or suspension faults.



Further Help
Tyre/Wheel markings and pressures
Tyre Maintainance
Legal Requirements
Tyre Replacement



 

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