Fake car tyres are one of the major causes of accidents because these tyres are not well-produced or they are produced with materials of low quality.
Fake car tyres endanger the lives of millions of vehicle operators each year. They can cause blow out or damage to the car.
When buying car tyres, don’t buy them because they come with a fancy package and appear like new ones, check for defects that may show that the tyre is a fake one.
Tyres can come in well-known brands like Michelin, Bridgestone, Dunlop, and Goodyear. And these brands have specific details that make them unique.
How to detect fake tyre:
Tyres feel fragile
Original tyres should not show signs of stress or damage just from simple kicks. Any tyres that show such signs may not stand up to the heavy wear and tear that comes with driving them on the road.
When buying tyres, don’t be afar to give them a bit of a rough-up with your feet. It helps give you a feel of the tyre.
Fake car tyres may not have all the details on them. Try to understand what the information and numbers on the tyre represent. It is essential for identification and safety purposes. Tyres without numbering in sidewalls are a red flag.
The producers of fake tyres would want to keep up with the original brand, so they are likely to give information that is close to the original one but not the original one. It might be a fake logo or misspelt tyre name.
Run a Google search
Make your research and check for vital information about a particular brand of tyre. The result online may not be the same but it will help you decide between the fake or original one.
Compare the online and offline specifications from the tyre brand. The gap should not be so much.
When buying a new set of tyres, you will be given the information about the tyre – warranty, invoice, and other paperwork.
Avoid new tyres without paperwork.
Avoid buying tyres from unknown tyre dealers or unusual locations. It is best to purchase tyres from an area known basically for tire purchase. Also, avoid dealers that will offer you too good to be a true discount.