Ownership: Why not only the profile decides with tires

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, especially before vacation trips, the car should be checked technically. A look also applies to the tires. You should not only have enough profile. They are better not too old either, advises the Dekra testization. From the age of seven, experts should take a close look at the tires.

Nicht nur auf Urlaubsfahrten gilt: Auch die Reifen sollten noch genug Profil und ein gewisses Alter nicht überschritten haben. © Robert Michael/DPA Central picture/DPA-TMN Not only on vacation trips: the tires should not have exceeded enough profile and a certain age.

Do you still have enough grip or has the rubber already hardened? Despite the sufficient remaining profile, this can happen far above the 1.6 legally required millimeters - especially for vehicles such as convertibles, trailers, campers and caravans. These usually do not come to high annual performance. Dekra advises against the use of tires older than ten years. Incidentally,

Hochstalters applies to special supporters

: The tires may be a maximum of six years old on supporters with an approval for 100 km / h. Otherwise you can only drive them for a maximum of 80 km/h. How old tires are can be read on a four-digit number of numbers on the dot number on the tire flank. For example, “3017” states that the tire was produced in calendar week 30 in 2017.

For safe operation, experts advise tires at a minimum profile of about three to four millimeters.

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