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Damage

These can cause problems such as a flat tire.

Early tire replacement is recommended since damage or checking can cause problems.

Side cut

(general exterior damage)

Scratching

(friction between tire and car body, etc.)

Main causes of damage

・Coming into contact with the curb or other obstacles on the road.

・Foreign objects such as rocks lodged in the tire.

Checking

(ozone crack)

Tread tear

(groove crack)

Main causes of checking

・Excessive bending and stretching due to insufficient air pressure, etc.

・Concentration of stress on certain parts due to damage, etc.

・Degradation caused by UV rays, heat, etc.

・Overload and other causes due to running on curbs, etc.