Why do tyres get cracks?

Tyres can crack for numerous reasons, including;

  • Overheating
  • Tyre Pressure
  • Age
  • Wet Roads
  • Old Roads
  • Degradation


But what do these actually mean and what can we do to prevent them?

Overheating – UV rays can make tyres expand with heat, then constrict in the cold.

Tyre Pressure – If tyres are over pressurised then this can lead to them cracking as it adds extra stress to tyres walls.

Age – Tyres wear over time, so if your tyres are getting old they may be more likely to crack.

Wet Roads – Water can permeate tyres if you are regularly driving through water or on wet surfaces.

Old Roads – Older, country roads are more likely to have potholes and bumps, therefore putting your cars at risk of cracked tyres.

Degradation – Rubber can deteriorate over time. Although chemicals are added to rubber to make them reinforced, they will never last forever!


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