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#1 Jcoventry

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 09:31 AM

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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Posted 13 December 2009 - 10:47 AM

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 :)

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 11:03 AM

3807.

38th week of 2007?

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 11:09 AM

3807.

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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:

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 11:52 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:


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...?

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 03:14 PM

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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