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    Default Tyre care

    I'm probably worrying over nothing, but I've recently moved to a new house where the area that I park my car is on quite a steep slope. I park so that the car is at a right-angle to the direction of the slope. I'm wondering if this is likely to cause damage to the tyres due to the excessive angle?

    I've also noticied a very, very slight dip in the sidewall of one of the tyres. Think of a slight bulge but inverted. There's no sign of curbing or any other damage to the tyre. Is this just a tyre manufacturing thing and / or should I get an expert to check it out?

    Cheers

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    The tyre construction is more than capable to handle being parked at a right angle to a slope. As for the dip in the sidewall get it checked by an agency ASAP just in case. Most fast fit style centres will carry out a free tyre inspection.

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    Thanks, that's a load off my mind. I'll get the sidewall checked out.

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    The tyres will cope with the way your car is parked no problem.
    As for the dip in the tyres most tyres have a dip in them where they are joined in manufacture but get it checked just to be on the safe side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gblake View Post
    I'm probably worrying over nothing, but I've recently moved to a new house where the area that I park my car is on quite a steep slope. I park so that the car is at a right-angle to the direction of the slope. I'm wondering if this is likely to cause damage to the tyres due to the excessive angle?

    Cheers
    The only proviso I would mention is that there is nothing to worry about unless the car is left for weeks at a time. Otherwise, the stress on the tyre walls is nothing compared to when you corner sharply.

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