Changing your tires: spotting and recognizing wear

Being a private driver is much more than just a job to transport people around Monaco. You must ensure the safety of your clients at all times. How do you do that? By checking the condition of your car and especially by applying the rules of the road. Checking your bodywork and tires are a must when you are in this business. But do you really know when to change your tires and recognize wear marks to avoid accidents ? Here are some tips on how to get to know your body better.

Photos of tires.

Recognizing wear Marks

There is a simple way to check the wear of your tires, the wear indicator. All tires have them and they are small 1.6 mm bumps located at the bottom of the treads that allow you to check and see directly the wear of your tires, even for someone who is not a tire specialist. Scan and analyze the tread from the front and locate the indicators. To make it easier to see, turn the front wheels all the way to the left.

Front tires can also be worn on the shouldering, which is the edges of the tire tread, even if the indicators are not affected, you should replace them as soon as possible.

How often should you change your tires?

Changing tires is not a matter of time, but rather a matter of kilometers. Each private driver should know that. Although the wear indicator is a good indicator of whether you should change your tires, a good quality tire should be changed every 40,000 to 50,000 km.