How to find a puncture?

Did you know that excessive tyre wear could place you in danger? Check out these simple pointers for more on tyre wear:

  1. Shallow tread grooves make it harder to control the vehicle in wet weather and the chance of aquaplaning increases.
  2. The legal limit for a tyre tread grove shouldn’t be below 1mm across the tread surface at any point.
  3. To ensure your safety, measure the tread depth as part of your regular vehicle maintenance. Tread is the rubber on the tyre that touches the road surface.
  4. Most tyres have a tread wear indicator built into the tyre tread pattern. What this means is that tread wear indicators are spaced evenly through the main grooves in the tyre tread. If they are flushed with the level of the tread, then the tyre must be replaced.
  5. To ensure that you are driving on roadworthy tyres, get your tyre measured at a DUNLOP TYRE DEALER. They will measure the tread wear using a tread depth vernier.
  6. Tread wear patterns generally indicate signs of suspension setup. A good balanced setup will allow for even tyre wear. Also note that a mis-aligned suspension will caused irregular wear on tread surface and reduce tyre life.