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How to check for aging tires

As tires age, they become more prone to a blowout or a flat. Let's learn how to check for signs of wear and tear to avoid any accidents.

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4 STEPS

STEP 1

Check for cracks in the sidewalls.

A compromised sidewall may lead to tread separation and possible blowouts.

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STEP 2

Over time, the rubber breaks down as a result of dry rot.

This is caused by the oils and chemicals in the tire drying out and evaporating as the tire ages.

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STEP 3

Rotate tires and check inner treads.

As the rubber ages and dries, it loses its flexibility, which leads to cracks in the sidewall.

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STEP 4

If you spot cracks, you’re probably better off replacing the tires before you end up with a blowout on the highway.

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