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Tyres > Help > Tyres Help > Why do tyres crack?

Why do tyres crack?

Tyres can crack due to several reasons, including exposure to the elements, age, and improper maintenance.

Exposure to sunlight, heat, and ozone can cause the rubber in tyres to break down over time, leading to cracks. Tyres can also crack if they are overinflated or underinflated.

How can tyre cracking be prevented?

To prevent tyre cracking, it's essential to properly maintain your tyres. Regularly check the air pressure in your tyres and keep them inflated to the recommended level.

You should also rotate your tyres regularly to ensure even wear. It's also a good idea to avoid driving on rough roads or over potholes as much as possible.

Storing your tyres in the correct way can help to prevent any cracking. When not in use, it is best to store your tyres in a cool and dry location. Avoid direct sunlight and heat sources.

When should you replace cracked tyres?

If you notice cracks appearing in your tyres, it's best to replace them.

Cracks will weaken the tyre, making it more prone to blowouts and other dangerous situations.