Tire Inspection Nonsteering Axle.
|Procedures:||Reject Vehicle If:|
(1) Inspect for Tire Wear.
(a) Tires without tread indicators.
(b) Tires with tread wear indicators.
(a) Tire is worn so that less than 2/32 inch remains when measured in any two major grooves at three equally spaced intervals around circumference of a tire.
(b) Tread wear indicator contacts the road in any two adjacent major grooves at three equally spaced intervals around circumference of a tire.
|(2) Inspect for tread cuts, snags, or sidewall cracks.||(2) Tire has tread cuts or snags or sidewall cracks in any direction and deep enough to expose cord fabric.|
|(3) Inspect for exposed cord fabric.||(3) Tire has any part of the breaker strip or casing ply exposed in tread.|
|(4) Inspect for bumps, bulges, or knots.||(4) Tire has visible bump, bulge, or knot related to tread or sidewall separation.|
|(5) Inspect for patching.||(5) Tire has a boot, blowout patch, or other temporary ply repair.|
|(6) Inspect for tire matching.||(6) Bias ply and radial ply tires are mixed on same axle, or tires on same axle are not equivalent to size recommended by tire or vehicle manufacturer.|
|(7) Inspect for restricted usage.||(7) Tire is labeled "Not for Highway Use" or other labelling which excludes use on a highway vehicle.|
|(8) Inspect for regrooved or recut tires.||(8) Tire is regrooved or recut and regrooving or recutting is not permitted by tire manufacturer.|
|(9) Inspect for proper mounting.||(9) Tire has tire flap protruding through valve stem slot in rim.|
|(10) Inspect valves and valve stems for leaks and mounting.||(10) Valve stem leaks, is damaged due to misalignment, or is positioned to interfere with checking tire air pressure.|
|(11) Inspect for wheel and tire mounting.||(11) Tire or wheel contacts vehicle chassis or body.|
|(12) Inspect for weight limit rating.||(12) Gross vehicle axle weight exceeds tire load rating, which includes under-inflated tires.|
|(13) Inspect spare tire storage (if equipped).||(13) A spare tire is not properly secured.|