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Tire safety tips

Tires are designed and built with great care to provide thousands of miles of excellent service.

But for maximum benefit and tire safety they must be maintained properly.

The most important factors in tire care are:

  • Correct Specification compared to original equipment fitment
  • Correct inflation pressure
  • Correct vehicle loading
  • Correct tire wear
  • Regular inspection
  • Good driving habits
  • Vehicle conditions

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Tire inspection
In addition to performing regular maintenance, you must also keep an eye out for potential problems that might affect your tires.
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Correct tire pressure
Driving on any tire that does not have the correct inflation pressure is dangerous.
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Wheel alignment
Wheel alignment and balancing are important for safety, comfort and maximum mileage from your tires.
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Correct loading
Tires which are loaded beyond their maximum allowable loads will build up excessive heat that may result in sudden tire destruction.
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Reading a sidewall
Everything you need to know about the writing and symbols on the sidewall
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Storing tires
When tires are stored they should be stored in a cool, dry place away from sources of sunlight.
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EU Label information
The new EU tire label is intended to give consumers more information when choosing new tires.
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Replacing tires
For safety and good performance, you must take care when selecting replacement tires.