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CHECKING THE TIRE PRESSURE AFTER A REPAIR

WARNING

When driving the vehicle, if you experience vibrations, abnormal steering, or noises, reduce speed immediately. Drive with extreme caution and reduced speed, to the first safe place to stop the vehicle. Visually examine the tire and check its pressure. If there are any signs of damage or deformity to the tire, or the tire pressure is below 19 psi (1.3 bar, 130 kPa), do not continue driving.

WARNING

Never exceed 50 mph (80 km/h) when a damaged tire has been repaired using the tire repair kit.

The maximum distance that should be driven when a repaired tire is fitted, is 125 miles (200 km).

WARNING

Consult a tire repair center or your Retailer/Authorized Repairer, for advice concerning the replacement of a tire after using a tire repair kit.

After repairing a damaged tire, take the following steps:

  1. Immediately drive the vehicle for 6 miles (10 km) then stop in a safe place. Carry out a visual examination of the tire’s condition.

  2. Remove the repair kit from the vehicle.

  3. Screw the inflation hose connector firmly onto the tire valve.

  4. Read the tire pressure from the gauge.

  5. If the pressure of the sealant filled tire is above 19 psi (1.3 bar, 130 kPa) adjust the pressure to the correct value.

  6. Make sure that the compressor switch is in the off (O) position and insert the power cable connector into the auxiliary power socket.

    Switch on the ignition.

  7. Switch the compressor to on (I) and inflate the tire to the correct pressure, see TIRE PRESSURES.

  8. To check the tire pressure, turn off the compressor and then read the pressure from the gauge.

  9. When the compressor is off, if the tire pressure is too high, release the required amount of pressure using the pressure release valve.

  10. Once the tire is inflated to the correct pressure, switch off the compressor and remove the power plug from the auxiliary socket.

    NOTES

    The use of the tire repair kit sealant may lead to error prompts and incorrect readings of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS); therefore, use the tire repair kit pressure gauge to check and adjust the damaged tire's inflation pressure.

  11. Unscrew the inflation hose connector from the tire valve, replace the tire valve cap and the inflation hose connector protective cap.

  12. Make sure that the tire repair kit is placed securely in the vehicle.

  13. Drive to the nearest tire repair center or Retailer/Authorized Repairer, for a replacement tire to be fitted. Make sure that you inform the repair center that the tire repair kit has been used before the tire is removed.

  14. The tire inflation hose, the receiver, and the sealant bottle must be replaced once a new tire has been fitted.

Only sealant bottles which are completely empty should be disposed of with normal household waste. Sealant bottles which contain some sealant, and the tire inflation hose, should be disposed of by a tire specialist or your Retailer/Authorized Repairer in compliance with local waste disposal regulations.