Tyre Damage Causes

Tyre damage is often caused by simple, easily avoidable user errors. Maintaining the right inflation pressure (1), with the appropriate heat build-up (2) within the tyre is the most important step to a prolonged tyre life. Of course regular vehicle maintenance (3) and selecting the right tyre for the appropriate application (4) is also necessary to ensure low costs per mile.

1. Inflation Pressure

The weight of the load is carried by the air within the tyre, not the tyre itself. Maintaining the correct inflation pressure is absolutely necessary to guarantee the tyre's performance. Pressure should always be set to, and maintained at the maximum load- / -pressure specification recommended by the tyre manufacturer.

Common Mistakes


2. Heat build up

Heat is the tyre's worst enemy and is caused by several factors. As a tyre rotates under the weight of a vehicle and its load, it repeatedly deforms and recovers, which generates lots of energy. When this energy is released, heat builds up, making it more susceptible to wear, cuts and structural fatigue.

The amount of heat build-up is determined by several factors including:

All these factors contribute to an increased deformation / recovery process, generating more energy and heat build-up resulting in a reduced tyre lifetime.

Common mistakes (Heat build-up)

Solution (Heat build-up)

3. Vehicle Maintenance

Finally, vehicle maintenance is another important factor for an efficient use. The machine's performance can cause severe damage to its tyres. Neglecting regular vehicle maintenance can severely reduce tyre life and increase its running cost.

Common mistakes


4. Selecting the right tyre

Selecting the right tread pattern will extend the tyre life significantly. Your Magna Tyres representative can assist you by making this selection.

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