Monday, April 28, 2014

Warranty of Tyres

Case 5_Separation

This is a case of separation of a tyre. In this instance, the tyre tread has separated from its casing/ or carcass- resulting in a bulge.

When this happens, there are a variety of issues that will arise:
- Tyre usually s...tarts vibrating, sometimes violently
- The noise generated can become unbearable- "whooping noise"
- May have difficulty controlling the steering wheel

Variety of reasons this could happen:
- Puncture, water vapour seepage (no claim)
- Impact resulting in internal fracture, breakage of wire or layers (no claim)
- "Heat separation", breakdown of bondage between layers (Case by case basis- claimable)

Separation failure may not surface overnight. One of the common situation is when motorist run over objects on the road, and causes internal fracture within the tyre. Over time, water vapour gets into the layers, causing a breakdown in the bonded layers. Kind of like why a wet pair of shoes left in the cabinet, unworn for prolong period, often have the soles come off when worn again.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Warranty of Tyres

Case 4_ Rupture Shoulder/ Shoulder Joint
This is a case of a ruptured shoulder joint area. As mentioned in the previous post, the sidewall/ shoulder area is very weak, and kerbing or sidewall impact may rupture or tear it.

We have seen cases of cars running over objects on the highway, or simply a bad kerbing resulting in such situation.

Not a manufacturing defect.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Warranty of Tyres

Case 3_Puncture shoulder

This puncture occurred at an area known as the "shoulder"- which is the joint between the tyre "sidewall" and "tread". No warranty since it is again, not a manufacturing defect. FYI, any incident of a foreign object impact/ penetrate/ puncture/ fracture of the tyre will render the tyre out of warranty scope.

If you ever encounter a puncture on the sidewall of the tyre, and especially on the shoulder of your tyre, please do not attempt to repair it. The sidewall is the weaker part of a tyre, and the shoulder is the "achilles heel" of a tyre.

Note: If you ever spot a nail in your tyre, do not remove it. Doing so would stop the natural plug of the nail, resulting in immediate leakage from the puncture.

Got a burning question? Ask us, and we will get you an answer.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Warranty of Tyres

Case 2- Puncture_ run flat

 Not a manufacturing defect, since it was a puncture, and especially if it is a run flat from a puncture.

Running flat is a situation where the tyre is not inflated/ or inadequately inflated, an...
d the motorist continued driving.

Commonly, it is when the motorist did not realize that the tyre is punctured and is so low in air, that the rim/ wheel is running or cutting over the tyres. In these circumstances, the abrasion into the tyre, results in a collection of "tyre dust" when the tyre is removed from the wheel.

In extreme cases, the wheel would cut through the tyre- that's when you see those tyre with no sidewall lying by the road.