Tire Safety Tips
Driving on any tire that does not have the correct inflation pressure is dangerous. Proper inflation pressure for your tires may be found in the vehicle owner’s manual or the vehicle’s tire information placard.
Any underinflated tire builds up excessive heat that may result in sudden tire destruction.
Refer to the tire placard on the vehicle (check vehicle and/or vehicle owners manual for placard location) for the recommended operating inflation pressures. These pressures must be maintained as a minimum. Do not exceed the maximum pressure indicated on the tire sidewall of passenger car tires.
If you are replacing the original size tires with tires of a different size, you must consult a knowledgeable tire dealer to determine the correct inflation pressure for your new tires.
Checking Tire Pressure
Check your tire inflation pressures, including the spare, at least once a month and before going on a long trip. Tire pressure should be measured when tires are cold – that is, they have been driven on. Otherwise, your tires may have heated up, increasing the air pressure inside them by several pounds. This is normal. Never “bleed” or reduce the air pressure in a hot tire.
Failure to maintain correct inflation pressures may result in rapid wear and uneven tread wear, improper vehicle handling and excessive heat buildup which may result in tire failure. (Evidence of air loss or repeated underinflation requires tire removal and expert inspection.)
Proper tire rotation is important.
If you notice irregular or uneven tread wear, the tires should be rotated to alleviate the problem. Remember: it is important to check your tires and wheels for signs of possible damage, and check your vehicle for any mechanical problems and correct if necessary.
You should follow the rotation pattern or procedure indicated in your limited warranty and the vehicle owners’ manual.
We recommend you rotate tires on front wheel drive vehicles and/or all season tires on any vehicle every 8,000 miles to equalize the rate of wear. You should rotate your tires earlier if signs of irregular or uneven tire wear arise and have the vehicle checked by a qualified technician to determine the cause of the wear condition. the first rotation in the most important.
After rotation, adjust individual tire air pressure to the figures recommended by the vehicle manufacturer for the new locations – front or rear – as shown on the tire placard on the vehicle.