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When to replace a tyre

Regularly checking your tyres for wear helps you ensure your safety on the road. CAUTION: Don't wait for a puncture before changing your tyres!

Driving with worn tyres on a wet road amplifies the loss of grip, and increases braking distances and the risk of aquaplaning.

How to regularly check on tyre wear.
Check the wear indicators in the middle of the tread (the part of the tyre in contact with the ground). When the height of the wear indicator rubber reaches this mark, the tyre has reached the legal wear limit of 1.6 mm.
We strongly recommend you change your tyres even before reaching this limit. 
Beyond this limit, you are putting your safety in danger and you are breaking the law.

In some countries with specific winter legislation, the minimum tread required on winter tyres may be different. Check that you are in line with the legislation in force in the country you are visiting.

There are, however, other situations where the replacement of tyres is necessary, or even mandatory:

  • If after a puncture, the specialist detects a deterioration.
  • If the tyre does not comply with the equipment recommendations for the vehicle: incorrect size, speed rating lower than that specified by the manufacturer, load index lower than that specified by the manufacturer, incorrect category (passenger / van).
  • If it shows localised abnormal wear.
  • If it shows signs of ageing.
  • If it has cuts or deformations likely to compromise safety.

In case of doubt, please contact your KLEBER dealer, who will be happy to advise you.