- 1 Why are my Michelin tires cracking?
- 2 Should I replace my tires if they are cracked?
- 3 How long is the warranty on Michelin tires?
- 4 Is it safe to drive with cracked tires?
- 5 How do I stop my tires from cracking?
- 6 What causes tire cracking?
- 7 What does small cracks in tires mean?
- 8 Are dry rot tires dangerous?
- 9 How do I claim my Michelin tires warranty?
- 10 When should I replace my Michelin tires?
- 11 Are there any recalls on Michelin tires?
Why are my Michelin tires cracking?
Michelin says mild cracking is normal, weather checking, the call it. They even explain it in their RV Tire Guide, saying it is merely a cosmetic thing. Few other brands have the problem, at least not to the extent that Michelin does. $ years is a pretty common time for the cracking to appear on normal RV use.
Should I replace my tires if they are cracked?
Tire Wear – If they are worn unevenly beyond correction, it’s time to replace them. Dry rot – If your tires show any signs of dry rot, a.k.a. sidewall cracking, it’s time to replace them. All tires that are 5-6+ years old are at risk for dry rot, but it may happen sooner or could happen a little later.
How long is the warranty on Michelin tires?
All MICHELIN ® tires 4 (both replacement and original equipment) come with a limited warranty for treadwear, as well as a limited warranty which covers defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the original usable tread, or for 6 years from date of purchase, whichever occurs first.
Is it safe to drive with cracked tires?
No. Cracks of any type should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible. The only time you should drive a car with dry rotted tires is while you’re heading to a mechanic or tire service shop. When a tire has dry rot, air can escape through cracks in the tire rubber easily.
How do I stop my tires from cracking?
Try to avoid exposing your tires to direct sunlight, or keeping them outdoors in any conditions (dry or wet) for extended periods of time. If you’re storing tires, keep them in the garage away from windows and direct sunlight, or indoors if at all possible.
What causes tire cracking?
Proper Tire Inflation: One of the leading causes of tire failure is driving with underinflated tires. When tires are underinflated, there is increased wear on the tire tread, which generates excessive heat, and can result in severe cracking, component separation or a tire failure.
What does small cracks in tires mean?
Almost all tires will begin to exhibit small cracks in the sidewall after a short period of time. Is it time to worry? The outer layer of rubber on the sidewall is simply a sealing layer to keep the elements away from the inner (structural) part of the tire —in other words, those unsightly cracks are purely cosmetic.
Are dry rot tires dangerous?
Dry rot allows air to escape the tire, making it difficult or even impossible to keep the tire properly inflated. Dry rot can also cause unnatural rubber expansion while driving that actually breaks the tire apart. Tires with dry rot are much more likely to develop leaks, holes, and blow outs.
How do I claim my Michelin tires warranty?
If for some reason you cannot provide this service or cannot determine the cause of the problem, call us at 1-800-847-3435 for Michelin, 1-877-788-8899 for BFGoodrich brand, and 1-877-458-5878 for Uniroyal. We will be happy to assist you and the consumer.
When should I replace my Michelin tires?
Ten years is a maximum If the tires haven’t been replaced 10 years after their date of manufacture, as a precaution, Michelin recommends replacing them with new tires. Even if they appear to be in usable condition and have not worn down to the tread wear indicator.
Are there any recalls on Michelin tires?
Michelin is voluntarily recalling certain sizes of its MICHELIN ® LTX® M/S 2, MICHELIN ® X® Radial LT2 and MICHELIN ® LatitudeTM Tour tires. Michelin is recalling approximately 100,000 tires in order to retrieve an estimated 2,500 tires (about 2.5% of the recalled population).