Tyres Cracking (Yoko)

Tyres Cracking (Yoko)

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Paw

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137 posts

153 months

Sunday 8th August
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I just wonder if anyone else have seen this, I have a 68 plate BMW X3 M40i that is just coming up on 3 years old

It was fitted from the factory with "Performance Tyres" not run flats, These tyres are Yokohama Advan Sport V105 not the best but factory.

I notice the other day that despite only having only 15k miles on them they are cracking, not on the sidewall but in the tread channels on the face of the tyre. Both of the fronts (245/45/R20) are the same but the backs are fine.

Any thoughts?

Paw

Pothole

33,836 posts

252 months

Sunday 8th August
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Fit new ones

Scrump

15,621 posts

128 months

Sunday 8th August
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Quite a few posts on here with similar tyre cracking, so not uncommon.
I had the replace the OE Bridgestone tyres on my Mercedes after just over 3 years old due to cracking (they had plenty of tread left).

Pica-Pica

9,055 posts

54 months

Sunday 8th August
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Ask an MOT station their opinion.

stevieturbo

15,668 posts

217 months

Sunday 8th August
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As with the countless other threads on cracked tyres....these days it's pretty much common across all makes of tyre.

It probably shouldn't happen, but it does. As to what extent of cracking is a serious concern, seems unclear.

Sheepshanks

25,206 posts

89 months

Sunday 8th August
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Saw a suggestion that it’s happening a lot now due to cars not being used much and the tyres need to run to be worked or they dry out.

stevieturbo

15,668 posts

217 months

Sunday 8th August
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Sheepshanks said:
Saw a suggestion that it’s happening a lot now due to cars not being used much and the tyres need to run to be worked or they dry out.
Don't see how cars are used any different over the last 15 years or so cracking has been an issue ?

Evoluzione

6,774 posts

213 months

Sunday 8th August
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It certainly happens a lot more on here, I'm fed up with reading it every week. Do us all a favour and read down there or do a search.

bmwmike

3,903 posts

78 months

Thursday 12th August
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I managed to get money back off blackcircles for cracking good year tyres, and they pro-rated wear and tear for 5 years I think it was. Tyres were 3 years old so they gave me 2yrs equivalent back. I replaced them with kumho tyres which are now minor cracking and they are only about 18 months old.

I did hear something about parking on a concrete surface can suck the moisture out of the tyre but that seems, errm, unlikely to me, but who knows.


Paw

Original Poster:

137 posts

153 months

Thursday 12th August
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Thanks for the helpful and unhelpful responces, I did talk to Yokohama they were surprised and BMW who unsurprisingly could not give a toss.

Yokohama said if I get them inspected they will give me discount on the tread left against a new pair. But thinking about a pair of Michelin PS4s SUV for it.

Paw

HustleRussell

20,239 posts

130 months

Thursday 12th August
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Cracking in thread grooves not necessarily a cause for concern.