Tire damage patterns – New "MEYLE Mechanics" video on YouTube details root causes and remedial action

Hamburg, 13 September 2017. Tires are always worth inspecting when troubleshooting vehicle damage. Aside from enabling repair professionals to spot any defect immediately, scrutinising tire wear patterns can reveal whether or not the damage was caused by a suspension component. This type of damage is easy to fix, thus protecting customers from future tire trouble. In their latest video tutorial posted on the "MEYLE TV" YouTube channel, the "MEYLE Mechanics" give a summary of possible tire damage root causes and demonstrate remedial action.

Tires are an easily accessible and reliable source of information when troubleshooting vehicle damage. In their latest video, the "MEYLE Mechanics" examine different types of tire abnormalities and explain where they may come from. Take, for example, unilateral tire wear. The possible root causes include incorrect axle alignment, local wear of defective shock absorbers or local wear caused by incorrect braking behaviour. The "MEYLE Mechanics" detail a total of six different damage patterns and then show what respective remedial action to take. These include, for instance, replacing the ABS sensor or the shock absorbers.

The video also shows how to localise and identify defects using the MEYLE joint play tester. This multi-functional tool can also be used as a wheel gripper to remove tight wheels. Requiring only a little bit of effort, the MEYLE tool is as easy on the rim as it is on repair professionals.

To watch the new "Tire Damage Patterns" video follow this link: https://youtu.be/k4ppUIrQZNc.

Proper handling of the MEYLE joint play tester is demonstrated in this how-to video: https://youtu.be/RChUhzaotxQ
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