Borrowing from experience the best way to get accurate information about any product including tires is from the manufacturer’s manual. For instance in the case of knowing how long it should take before changing your bike’s tires. But that is just one way of detecting a defect in your tires. There are some pointers that can also guide you:

- When the riding experience feel harder to control than usual
- Appearance of cracks in the tire’s trend pattern when fully inflated
- When seated on your bike you experience a lean on either side – left or right
- Your bike wobbles when riding on the road especially on a tarmac road or smooth terrain