Friday, May 25, 2012

Worn Tyres

As you drive down any of the UAE highways you will see endless trails of rubber from blown-out tyres. In the UK you may see the odd one every now and again, but here they are honestly everywhere. Heat, of course, is a contributory factor, but basic maintainence is the main issue I believe. People just keep driving on worn tyres and do not check them regularly enough.

Today our friend had borrowed a 4x4 from his neighbour to move some furniture.  Below are the pictures of his tyres as a case in point. All 4 were exactly the same. Death trap.


  1. I've been told that the majority of the truck tyres that explode are due to their over inflation. It's common practice to overload trucks here, and you can hide this evidence by super inflating the tyres. Sooner or later they explode in a big way...