Have you checked your tyres? Are they over 5 years old?
At ETB Autocentres, we’re urging you to think of your caravan & camper van tyres.
All tyres age and deteriorate due to exposure to sunlight and atmosphere, even when they’re not being used and, if they’re more than five years old, we recommend they be replaced. And if they’re more than seven years old, they should just be replaced full-stop.
Caravan tyres can suffer fatigue due to the repetitive small impacts they suffer in everyday use and being stored for long periods of the year without use can put undue strain on one particular part of the tyre.
It should go without saying that tyres which are damaged or worn to the legal minimum tread depth must be replaced immediately. Caravan tyres need regular replacement, irrespective of their visual appearance. If your tyres need a high inflation pressure (50psi or more), you should check regularly for signs of deterioration from three years old and should not be using them when they reach five years.
And remember…the tyres age starts from when it was made, not from when it was fitted.
To find the age of your tyre look at the DOT code on the tyre sidewall, a four-digit number code would indicate the week and year of production. For example, 1417 = 14th week of 2017
How to care for your caravan / camper van tyres and wheels:
Failing all of this, bring your caravan in to us and we can check your tyres for free and provide our expert advice thereafter. It’s what we’re here for! Our quality cheap caravan & camper van tyres are available at an ETB store near you. Reserve or buy online or call our store for expert advice and with next day deliveries from our warehouse if we don’t have them in stock, we can get them for you ASAP.
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