So how can you tell when your tires are due for replacement?
All chemical reactions proceed faster at higher temperatures; and sunlight, especially the ultraviolet component, also promotes deterioration.
As classic bikers ourselves, we understand what you need, and we pride ourselves on the personal service that we are able to offer our customers.
Probably not, judging by research from Kwikfit which suggests that only 17 per cent of drivers can assess the age of their rubber and then know when it's time to change. Tire rubber is a complex compound blended with additives and modifiers to give the tire a desired mix of properties like grip, flexibility, compliance, comfort, stability and so on.Over time, some of these additives will evaporate from the tire surface, and the cross-linking in the compound will oxidize and break down.The tire's properties are compromised, and its structure may even fail completely.In such circumstances, keeping 'the rubber side down' may become impossible!