Tyres are an essential part of all motorized vehicles. They play a crucial role in the moving mechanism of a car and also need to be of standard quality to ensure the safety of the driver. Tyre damages can occur anytime and anywhere. So, the driver should be aware of the different kinds of tyre damages and their effects on your driving experience.
Some of the most common tyre damages are cracks, cuts, punctures, bulges and irregular wear. The damages might occur without the driver even sensing them.
Irregular wear is the most common type of tyre damage and is of the following types:
- Heel and toe wear
- one-sided wear, and
- centre wear
All these damages are caused due to various reasons. Keep reading to know exactly what causes this unnecessary damage.
This fault occurs when one side of the tread wears faster than the other side circumferentially. Misaligned axle geometry is one of the major causes of heel and toe wear in Bridgestone tyres Loughborough. Apart from that, lowering the height of the vehicle in conjunction with low-profile tyres can also badly affect the wheel alignment of your vehicle. Driving modified suspension arms causes deviation in wheel alignment from the specified position.
This misalignment can be repaired by the specialist who can realign the wheels.
Heel and Toe Wear
It is caused by the improper settings of the suspension system. It occurs due to the forces working on misaligned wheels and is an extensive damage. While driving on wet and flooded roads, tread grooves and sipes are very necessary to ensure safety. Cross-grooves responsible for water drainage take the form of freestanding blocks in the shoulder area. These blocks then form a heel and toe pattern as a result of rolling movement under certain conditions:
- A moderate driving style
- The alignment and camber of suspension geometry
- Long journeys
This type of tread wear is found in high-power cars. Wearing of the tread in the central area of the tyre is increased when high torque levels are generated. This happens during strong acceleration. This fault can be seen in today’s mid-range vehicles that have modern engines. They too can generate high levels of torque and can produce high degrees of slip.
What is an IMPACT?
When a tyre comes in contact with a certain obstacle, a damage can be inflicted on the carcass of the tyre. An external bulge visible on the sidewall of the tyre indicates destroyed cords on the carcass. This problem occurs when the vehicle is driven over a bump or kerb at very high speed, or at the wrong angle. This overstresses the carcass and damages the individual cord. It is extremely necessary to get this damage fixed as it increases the risk of tyre failure in the future.
What are cuts and punctures?
Tyres Loughborough are loops of vulcanized rubber and are prone to be damaged by sharp objects. It generally happens when something sharp like glass shards, nails or sharp stones pierce the rubber and create a leak. Thus, allowing the air inside to escape.
Cuts are damages that happen due to being hit or driven by sharp bodywork parts. These can lead to a tyre failure at any point of time.
Almost like cuts, punctures are also caused when tyres come in contact with sharp objects. If the puncture is deep enough, it causes the tyre lose the air pressure. It is recommended to get it repaired or changed in a service centre.
If you have any queries or need assistance with puncture repairs, contact us at Tyres Loughborough. Our proficient professionals will be more than happy to help you.