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Radburg tyres are retreaded tyres. We offer a wide range of retreaded tyres for vehicles including passenger cars, SUVs, Vans, 4×4 and commercial trucks.
Retreaded tyres are also known as recapped or remoulded tyres. These are used tyres that have gone through a remanufacturing process, in which the old tread is replaced with a new tread prolonging the tyre’s life. check out this article to find more about the retreading process.
Yes, retreaded tyres are both safe and legal.
The retreaded tyres offer similar performance to the new ones. To get the greatest results, make sure you select tyres with the appropriate specs for your routine. Make sure you buy yours from a trustworthy tyre dealer. Read more about retreaded tyres.
Typically, a retreaded tyre lasts a similar period as a new one, vehicles owners should replace their retreaded tyres every 3 or 4 years.
Tyre labelling does not apply to retreaded tyres yet.
These are currently regulated in the EU through the Council Directive 89/459/EEC on the tread depth of tyres of certain categories and through the Council of European Univion Decision enacting provisions of the United Economic commision for Europe (UNECE) Regulations 108 and 109, which set compulsory conditions for the placing on the EU market of retreaded tyres.
Tyre Technical Information
Yes, used tyres are safe and can have both quality and affordability. However, you must pay attention to the tyre tread wear and sidewall damage. Read more about second-hand tyres.
The DOT stands for Department of Transportation (US). It commonly refers to the date on which the tyre was produced. After the DOT inscription, there is another 4-5 letter code that refers to an internal classification (the lot number and others), and a four digit code. The first two numbers represent the week in which the tyre was produced and the latter two the year. If the code is 4520 then the tyre was produced in the 45th week (first week of November) of 2020.
You can find the tyre size on the sidewall of the tyre in this form 205/55 R16. The number 205 refers to the width of the tread in millimetres, 55 is the aspect ratio (in this case, it means that the height is 55% of the width), R stands for radial (construction type), and 16 is the diameter in inches.
In case you still have questions about this, read more about the tyre size here.
Summer tyres are recommended when temperatures are above 7 °C or 44 °F. These are made using a harder rubber to ensure flexibility and fuel efficiency. Winter tyres are made of softer rubber and for temperatures below 7 °C or 44 °F.
All-season ones offer a common denominator between summer and winter tyres. If you live in an area with mild seasons, you can avoid worrying about changing them by opting for an all-season set. But if you live in a place with hot summers and harsh winters, it is best to opt for seasonal ones that offer you the highest performance.
Generally, it is not recommended to mix types of tyres on your car. By this, we mean to mount different tyre brands (with a different pattern) on the same car for safety reasons. One tyre might have better traction than the other and this can cause skidding.
However, there are exceptions. If your tyres are moderately used and one of them blows, you can look for another tyre that is used roughly the same amount.
In these particular cases, we would recommend seeking advice at your local mechanic shop.
To find this out, you must look for the load index. When reading a tyre size like 255/65 R18 109T, the number 109 represents the load index and refers to the maximum weight that the tyre can carry safely, in this case, 1030 kg. The load index is tied to the speed rating, the tyre can carry the weight only if it is not subjected to a higher speed higher than the one specified. The speed index is represented here by the letter T, being 190 km/h.
Rad mroe about tyre size and index for more details.
To find the speed of your tyre, look for the speed rating. When reading a tyre size like 255/65 R18 109T, the letter T represents the speed rating, in this case, 190 km/h. The speed rating is closely linked with the load index. The tyre cannot achieve the maximum speed if the weight is higher than the one specified. The load index is represented here by the number 109, in this case being 1030 kg.
Read more about the speed index for more details.
The tyre pressure is specified in the vehicle’s handbook. You can also find the recommended pressure interval on the sidewall of the tyre, where the minimum and maximum is indicated. However, this doesn’t mean you should aim to inflate your tyre to hit maximum pressure. Inflating the tyre to its maximum PSI can cause losing control when braking.
Usually, it is recommended to have all four tyres the same size. However, you can put two pairs (front and back) of different size tyres if the suspension of the vehicle can accommodate it.
Tyre Care & Maintenance
You should rotate your tyres, including the spare tyre (if you have one), periodically or every 10,000km. Usually, the tyres at the front of your vehicle wear faster than the others and rotating them helps your tyre wear be more even.
There are a few general rules that can help you take care of your tyres:
– Check the pressure once a month to maintain proper inflation.
– Check the tyre wear periodically to be sure that there isn’t a problem with the wheel geometry.
– Periodically check the wheel geometry so that the tyres do not wear prematurely.
– Always mount your tyres in a professional automotive repair shop.
– Always use tyres according to the car manual and specifications.
– Don’t overload your vehicle, check the load index of the tyres.
– Keep in mind good driving habits to prolong the lifespan of your tyres.
Storing tyres is an important aspect. It is recommended to store the tyres vertically to reduce stress and tyre distortion, while in a climate-controlled space. Read more about how to store your tyres.
The main reason for worn tyres on the sides is underinflation. This tends to distort the tread away from the road in the centre which can result in early wearing of the edges.
The wearing in the middle is usually caused by overinflation. When the tyre has too much air, the tread will bulge in the centre.
Winter tyres are made from a softer rubber that performs better in low temperatures. When used in the summer or when temperatures are above 7°C (44°F), they will not perform well. The rubber will soften more and it will have an increased braking distance endangering you and everyone else around you.
We recommend changing your seasonal tyres when the temperature drops below 7°C or before the first snowfall.
When driving during winter, you should reduce speed and keep your distance, avoid using autopilot systems, use the engine brake and don’t accelerate strongly. More on how to drive safely during winter.
The inscription M+S on the tyre stands for Mud and Snow. It indicates that the manufacturer certifies that it has the essential adherence for mud and snow driving. The snowflake (3PMSF) indicates that the manufacturer certifies that the tyre can be used in the wintertime. In Romania, the legal requirement for winter tyres is only the M+S inscription. However, the legislation is different in each country and you should check what the legal requirements are in yours.
Winter tyres usually require the same pressure as summer ones. You can find the recommended tyre pressure on the car’s owner manual. However, in wintertime due to low temperatures, tyres lose pressure. At every 10 degrees, you can lose up to 4 PSI, that is why it is recommended to check your tyre pressure monthly, especially in winter.