IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING AND MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
Any tire, no matter how well constructed, may fail in use as a result of punctures, impact damage, improper inflation and other conditions resulting from use. Tire failure may create risk of property damage or personal injury. To reduce the risk of tire failures we recommend the following:
SERIOUS INJURY MAY RESULT
- Tire failures due to under inflation/vehicle overloading- follow owner’s manual specifications or tire information placard in your vehicle.
- Explosion of tire/rim assembly due to improper mounting – only specially trained persons should mount tires.
CHECK INFLATION PRESSURE ON ALL TIRES
Tire pressures, including the spare should be checked at least once per month before driving, when the tires are cold (after the vehicle has been stopped for three hours or driven less than one mile). Do not reduce air pressure when tires are hot. Use a tire gauge to check pressure and maintain it at the level recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. If a tire loses more than one pound of air pressure per month, have it checked for leakage by your dealer. Proper inflation pressure is very important to tire life, comfortableness and vehicle handling; therefore you should always maintain the correct inflation pressure is in your tires according to your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. In addition, your vehicle has a Tire Information Placard, which indicates the proper tire size and inflation pressure for your particular model car.
RADIAL TIRE ROTATION
The purpose for rotating tires is to acheive a more uniform wear for all tires on a vehicle. Before rotating tires, determine the cause of unusual wear and correct any misalignment, imbalance, or other mechanical problems.
WHEEL ALIGNMENT AND BALANCING
There are very important considerations for comfortableness and maximum mileage from your tires. Check how your tires are wearing at least once a month. If your tires are wearing unevenly, such as the inside shoulder of the tire wearing faster than the rest of the tread, you vehicle may be out of alignment. This condition not only shortens the life of your tires but also adversely affects the handling characteristics of your viehicle which could be dangerous. If irregular wear is indicated, have you alignment checked immediately.Tires which have been run underinflated will show more wear on the shoulders than in the center of the tread. Such underinflated may cause damage to the tire structure. Have the tires inspected by your dealer.
DO NOT OVERLOAD
The maximum load capacity and air pressure of your tires is marked on the sidewall. Do not exceed this limits. Following the loading instructions of the manufacturer of your vehicle should ensure that your tires are not overloaded. Tires which are loaded beyond their maximum allowable loads for the particular application will build up excessive heat that may result in sudden tire destruction.