CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION V. GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE (Con't)
2-44. TIRE INSPECTION CRITERIA (Con't).
g. Light, Medium, And Heavy Truck/Trailer (Including Military) And Industrial Tire
All tires, as specified in this paragraph, to be considered for repair and retreading shall be free from all of
the following defects:
(1) Ply separation that, in the opinion of the inspector, will exceed 25 percent of the tire's cross
section after skiving measured at the widest ply (see paragraph 2-39 for repair limits).
(2) Beads with fabric cut or damaged more than 25 percent of the body plies in depth on tube
(3) Chafer fabric injuries in tubeless tires.
(4) Broken, kinked, or exposed bead wires.
(5) Fabric flex break (this defect is indicative of progressive fatigue and failure of body structure
and will not be repaired regardless of size).
(6) Loose cords on the inner ply or evidence of having been run underinflated or overloaded.
(7) Tread separation, other than that, which can be removed by buffing.
(8) Generally weakened condition or brittleness, reversion, or deterioration due to service, age,
moisture, or exposure; the policy on inspection for repair and retreading will be based on defects
rather than age.
(9) Tubeless tires with nonrepairable liner.
(10) Any type of casing injury requiring what is commonly known as a section repair or
reinforcement repair in excess of the number, size, and location of the permissible repairs shown
in paragraph 2-39.
(11) Any groove cracks in excess of number of injuries indicated by the maximum size of
permissible repairs and affecting more than 25 percent of the body plies or if two radial cracks are
close enough that reinforcement patches overlap.
(12) Any tire so worn that buffing to the proper contour will damage outer body plies.