Powersports vehicles are primarily designed for recreational activities, and as such, they may be more exposed to damage risks compared to regular family or office cars, which is why F&I products like the Tire and Wheel Protection Program is always a good idea. A sound investment, if you will, because of the various parts of a powersports vehicle, particularly that which is designed for off-roading, one of the most abused and overused are the tires.

Tire or tread separation

Tire or tread separation is one of the effects of tire overuse or abuse. As what is implied, this issue results in the tread separating from the casing of the tire. When this happens, an accident may likely occur. This is why it’s important to pay attention to signs of tire or tread separation to keep you safe on the road/track.

Tread separation cannot be repaired; instead, tire replacement is what mechanics advise. This is where your Tire and Wheel Protection Program will come in handy.

Is my tire separating? Here are a few tell-tale signs to watch out for:

1. The wheels vibrate when you increase speed

One of the most telling signs that your tire is about to separate from the body or casing is vibration; that is, you feel the vehicle vibrating rather strongly as you increase your speed. Some drivers, unfortunately, fail to acknowledge that there is at least an issue with the tires or the vehicle after such vibration. Usually, they put this down to the unit simply not being “ready” for the sudden increase in speed.

2. The treads are worn out

Another tell-tale sign that the tread could be separating from the casing is a worn-out treading. If you can barely make out the treading or you notice bald spots on the tires, tread separation may not be too far off. It’s best to take the vehicle to a licensed mechanic to have the tires and wheels checked. Usually, they will raise the vehicle to slowly turn the wheel, so they can check the treading. If swirly lines appear instead of straight ones while the wheel is being turned, it could be a sign of tread trouble.

3. Misaligned tires

If you notice that your tires are misaligned, it could also be a sign that tread separation has already started. Although misaligned tires aren’t always an indication of tread separation, it would be prudent on your part to have the tires checked nevertheless because misaligned tires, in any case, should be addressed immediately for a safer and smoother driving experience.

Offer the best Tire and Wheel Protection Program to your customers. Contact us today to learn more. Please feel free to call Torque Group at (800) 859-0590. You may also send a message at info@torque-group.com.