How do I read the sidewall of my tyre?
The first part of the number is the width of the tyre (mm). The aspect ratio is the height of the sidewall from the rim to tread.
Do my new tyres require special treatment?
No, if they are new. However, drive carefully while you get accustomed to them. You may feel a difference when accelerating, braking and cornering.
How do I determine if my current rim is approved for specific tyres?
To achieve the best balance between ride, handling and tread wear, select a rim width in the middle of the manufacturer’s range.
How many kilometres will I get out of my tyres?
Many factors can affect the tread life of your tyres, such as tread compounds, construction features and tyre maintenance.
Is it safe to repair a flat tyre?
Yes, as long as you know what to do to change a tyre. Also check your spare tyre regularly to make sure it is good to go when you need.
Is there a way to tell when I need new tyres?
Tyres are worn out and in need of replacement when you see the tread-wear indicators, which are located at the base of the main grooves.
Can I go to a lower speed-rated tyre than what came on the vehicle?
As long as the replacement tyre size speed rating is equal to or higher than the O.E. tyre-size speed rating.
Do my driving habits affect the life of my tyres?
Common driving habits that affect tyre quality include speeding, sharp turning and braking, as well as running over potholes or kerbs.
How much load/weight can my tyre carry?
Never exceed the load-carrying limits moulded on the sidewall of the tyres or the maximum vehicle axle load limit on the vehicle tyre placard.
How should I care for tyres that I have in storage?
Tyres should be stored in a cool and clean place away from direct sunlight, sources of heat and ozone.