Currently reading: Low profile, more kerbing

The trend for lower profile tyres is resulting in twice as many kerbing incidents as a decade ago, warns the AA.

Its Tyre Fit operation now has to replace kerb-damaged wheels in 15 per cent of call-outs for damaged tyres.

It said that taller profile tyres, popular 10 years ago, protect alloy wheels from contact with kerbstones.

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