How old are the tires on your car? Do you know it?
there are many drivers who are not aware of, and also runs many around on old tires, and it can be quite dangerous.
It is the Norwegian automobilforbund, NAF, there has been a study carried out by the vehicle drivers compared to winter tires.
the Study shows that many do not check the age and condition of their tyres.
It informs the NAF in a press release.
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6.5 percent of the respondents in the study do not know how old vinterdækkene, the running on is. 8.2 percent running on more than six years old tires, while 28 percent have not checked the tread depth on your winter tires before the end of the winter.
- Many do not know, what risk they run, and the proportion that runs on more than six years old tires, are alarmingly high, says Camilla Shake, as the head of the NAF, in a press release.
- It is worrying that so many people respond that they do not know how old the tires are, or fail to check the depth of the pattern. In the worst case it can lead to accidents with serious consequences, says Shake.
the Tires are hard
Looking at the statistics, there is a good reason to keep an eye on the condition of your tires. In 2018 was a mistake on the tire/wheel contributing cause in 11 out of 100 fatal accidents on Norwegian roads.
the Rubber on tyres becomes harder with age, and therefore will the grip become worse with age, even if the tread depth is good.
How many seasons on snow tires can stick to, is affected by how much they are being used, and how they are stored.
- It is very important to make sure that the tires on your car are good. The tyres are the only contact your car has with the ground, so good tires are a cheap life insurance policy, says Camilla Shake.
Denmark has FDM to not to drive on tyres that are older than 10 years. The tyre's rubber compound will change the character, and the deck loses some of its original properties.
You can find the age of your tyres by looking at the so-called DOT-brand. It shows when the tire is produced. The DOT mark is a four-digit number, where the first two numbers show the week number and the last numbers are the year, the deck is produced in.
If the number, for example, 4519, are the tires manufactured in week 45, year 2019.
you drive in Denmark with the trailer, which is Tempo100-approved, must the tires be a maximum of six years old.
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