News Item: Know your tires!!
(Category: Misc)
Posted by MontyMikho
Thursday 21 April 2011 - 18:07:29

  • What are the things to look for when you're trying to determine the general health of a drag slick?
  • What does the tread surface tell you, and are there things to look for in the sidewall?

The tire can give a pretty good account of its life and health in several ways. One of the first things we recommend is to determine the manufacturing date found in the serial code on the tire. Generally it's the last four digits and represents the week and year of manufacture.  Knowing the date is not the only key, but it establishes the lifeline of the product. A visual inspection of the bead area is strongly recommended to insure there has been no damage due to mounting, movement of the tire on the wheel, or improperly installed wheels screws.  The tread can be a strong indicator.  Inspect the entire tread looking for any cuts or potential punctures. Older tires tend to be "dryer" than those that are new.  This is not to suggest the tire's condition is unfavorable, but can be a factor if the tires were stored improperly.  Also, a close inspection of the tread and shoulder .. Click here to read more


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