Tires are consumables, excluding insurance.
The vehicle's maintenance under normal safety conditions is the owner's responsibility and must be established according to a schedule defined by the manufacturer.
Their lifespan is approximately five years. You can refer to the DOT (the four digits written on the tire's sidewall) corresponding to the week and year of production to know its date of manufacture.
Cracks and pronounced tire wear can constitute a violation, not to mention the danger that this poses in terms of safety due to lack of maintenance.
Points to check before each departure:
- The tire's wear on the tread and checking the gums' thickness using the wear indicators in the grooves. When the warning light no longer appears, caught up by tire wear, you must change it.
- The sidewall is in good condition: no cracking, herniation, or tearing should appear; otherwise, you must replace the tire urgently.
- Pressure, a low-rolling vehicle is more sensitive to pressure variations.
Tire wear also varies according to the vehicle's load: motorhomes continually running at maximum load have their tires worn out more quickly.
Their complete verification must be systematic, and their replacement should take place at the slightest doubt, after a very long period of immobilization or roughly every 5 or 6 years.