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Jcoventry
My 2008 Ford Ka Style Climate 1.3 has covered 6,040 miles on its stock tyres - Kleber Viaxen 165/65/R13 tyres. I have kept the correct tyre pressure maintained. I will admit I have hit quite a few kerbs when parking, but never at high speed.

Are the hairline cracks visible on the photos normal for tyres that have covered only 6,040 miles?


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InstructorPiggy
those cracks are not to do with damage, they are from the 'rubber' perishing.

Seems odd for 6000miles...normally to do with age, and the Kleber isn't a bad tyre really, made by Michelin.

Look for a four digit number on the tyre its quite large, approx 10-12mm in height and is in a sort of oval....

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get back on here with the numbers :)
Jcoventry
3807.

38th week of 2007?
InstructorPiggy
[quote name='Jcoventry' post='54127' date='Dec 13 2009, 11:03 AM']3807.

38th week of 2007?[/quote]


yarp.

Dont seem too bad that.

Has the car sat in water for long periods of time or get alot of salt, from roads or living near the sea?! :blink:
Jcoventry
[quote name='InstructorPiggy' post='54129' date='Dec 13 2009, 11:09 AM']Has the car sat in water for long periods of time or get alot of salt, from roads or living near the sea?! :blink:[/quote]

Nope.

I asked about it on another forum, and someone said I should definitely be asking my dealer about it.

I do have Tyre Cover, which the dealer persuaded me to get when I bought the car. It cost me 175 and covers the tyres from "damage" for 3 years.

Maybe I should try and get a set of four Falken Sincera SN-828 tyres under this cover I have...?
InstructorPiggy
Got to admit the Klebers aint bad, definitely on par with the Falkens.

I would complain if you got a tyre cover package....and from what you say you got the car from new??

If so i would moan about the perishing, its not dangerous or a fail for MOT in anyway yet, but showing signs that the tyre isn't as good as it should be for age/use.

Blag some new tyres....I certainly would...thats no good for a 2 year old tyre!!


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