The most common indicator for changing car tyres is when the tyre treads wear out. To check the tyre tread depths, look out for the Tread Wear Indicators (TWIs) that are present of each tyre. As the tyre wears out, the tyre treads will slowly become even with the TWIs. It’s best to change the tyres when the tread depth is around 2 to 3 mm, or well before the tyre treads are at the same height as the TWIs.
The tyre has its maximum grip when it is at its maximum tread height. As the tread slowly wears out, drivers might have to adjust their driving style. Also, changing tyres well before they wear out is important to prevent hydroplaning. Hydroplaning occurs when tyres slide uncontrollably on wet surfaces, increasing the risk of accidents.
Even vehicles that are not used often should have their tyres changed regularly. This is because tyres will still age even when not in use. Check the tyre sidewalls for signs of cracking, bulges or any other deformations. Be aware of any abnormal tyre wear caused by damages to the tyre while driving, such as impacts against solid or sharp objects. The approximate age of tyres is 10 years starting from the manufacture date. Goh Swee Hin advises that your tyres are checked annually after 5 years of usage. Your safety is our priority.