NOT safe? Cracked tyres - only 2 years old with 3000 miles

NOT safe? Cracked tyres - only 2 years old with 3000 miles

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leepox

Original Poster:

43 posts

95 months

Monday 2nd August
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I've got a fairly unused front tyres that are showing cracks between the outer treads... Are these dangerous? I'm baffled as the tyres at the back are older and have less tread (different brand) don't have cracking anywhere.

leepox

Original Poster:

43 posts

95 months

Monday 2nd August
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Just to add... The inside edge doesn't have cracks

Mr Spoon

645 posts

8 months

Monday 2nd August
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Have you ever seen the worlds fastest indian? Boot polish?

Haltamer

1,988 posts

50 months

Monday 2nd August
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The wear pattern on that shoulder looks like a sipe used to be there (Between the main blocks) but has prematurely worn - Have they been underinflated at all?

Any particular difference in UV Exposure (back of car under shade?)

Wouldn't say they'd be unsafe.

leepox

Original Poster:

43 posts

95 months

Monday 2nd August
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Haltamer said:
The wear pattern on that shoulder looks like a sipe used to be there (Between the main blocks) but has prematurely worn - Have they been underinflated at all?

Any particular difference in UV Exposure (back of car under shade?)

Wouldn't say they'd be unsafe.
Yeah the front did sit under the sun more than the back for about 3 months during lockdown. There's more shade to the back. Is uv damage bad?

wyson

93 posts

74 months

Monday 2nd August
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My front tyres have similar looking cracks too and my car just sailed through its MOT. They check for excessive cracking that might affect the structural integrity of the tyre during the test so they were cosmetic.

Mind you, my tyres were manufactured in 2014 and are 7 years old now. Going to replace them at 10 years, no matter what the level of wear as per Continental’s recommendation.

Are those Michelin’s on your car? I had a set of Michelin Energy Savers that started cracking in their second year.

Edited by wyson on Monday 2nd August 17:01

leepox

Original Poster:

43 posts

95 months

Monday 2nd August
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That's great to hear. I've ordered a new car but that's not coming for another 2 months so I really don't want to be spending unnecessarily for this car anymore. And these are Falkens

cdrick4

103 posts

86 months

Thursday 5th August
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As long as no cord is showing, you should be fine.

My 5-year old toyo tires have some superficial cracks, and I still use them. My car is parked outside so most probably that's the reason.


stevieturbo

15,677 posts

217 months

Thursday 5th August
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not dangerous, common as muck these days.

Up to you whether to change or not