(One good way to damage the sidewalls but modern tires is designed to absorb such sudden shocks. Image source: https://carfromjapan.com/)
Last month – on the month of the CNY – had proved to be a rather very expensive month for me as an owner of a car.
Firstly I accidentally scraped my left back tire against the kerb and caused a small portion of the tire sidewall to be sliced off. I know for a fact that whilst you can abuse the main tread and still drive safely, the same cannot be said for the sidewall. And it was painful because the tire was still new – barely a year since I last changed it. I took it to 2 different tire shops – the first one looked at it and said it was nothing to worry.