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Advice

Tyre Damage

06 May 2012

Valentino Rossi

A damaged tyre can suddenly fail, causing an accident. Bridgestone advises regular monitoring, especially in the case of sudden shocks to your tyres.

Riding on damaged tyres is dangerous. A damaged tyre can suddenly fail causing serious personal injury or death. Have your tyres regularly inspected by your local dealer for damage.

Spotting Damaged Tyres

After a shock or impact to your tyres, we advise you to ask your local dealer to inspect for damage. A tyre may have no visible signs of damage on the tyre surface, yet could fail suddenly and without warning, a day, a week, or even months later.

Inspect your tyres for cuts, cracks, splits or bruises in the tread and sidewall areas. Bumps or bulges may indicate a separation within the tyre body. Have your tyre inspected by a qualified tyre dealer. It may be necessary to remove it from the wheel for a full inspection.

Inspect your tyres for adequate tread depth. When a tyre is worn to the built-in indicators (0.8 millimeters) or below, or the tyre cord or fabric is exposed, the tyre is dangerously worn and must be replaced immediately.

Inspect your tyres for uneven wear. Wear on one side of the tread or flat spots in the tread may indicate a problem with the tyre or vehicle. Consult your local dealer.
Inspect rims as well - if bent or cracked, they must be replaced.

A damaged tyre can suddenly fail, causing an accident. Bridgestone advises regular monitoring, especially in the case of sudden shocks to your tyres.