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ERSATZREIFEN

Make sure the following warnings and cautions have been read and fully understood. Failure to comply with the safety instructions could result in damage to the vehicle, or an accident, leading to serious injury or death.

WARNING

Always fit replacement tyres of the same type and, wherever possible, of the same make and tread pattern. Failure to comply may reduce vehicle stability.

WARNING

The load and speed index ratings on all replacement tyres must be at least the same specification as the vehicle's original equipment. If in doubt, consult a retailer/authorised repairer.

WARNING

If the use of tyres not recommended by the vehicle manufacturer is unavoidable, make sure to read and fully comply with the tyre manufacturer’s instructions. Failure to do so may lead to tyre failure due to incorrect fitting or use.

WARNING

Drive within the speed limitations for the tyres if lower speed-rated tyres are fitted, e.g., winter tyres, off-road, or Professional Off-Road (POR) tyres. In markets that require a tyre's maximum speed label to be fitted, the label should be placed within the driver's field of vision. Tyre maximum speed labels can be obtained from the tyre retailer. Consult a retailer/authorised repairer for further information.

WARNING

Tyre removal and fitting should only be carried out by a retailer/authorised repairer.

CAUTION

Make sure that the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensor is not damaged during a tyre change.

When the tread has worn down to approximately 2 mm, wear indicators start to appear at the surface of the tread pattern. Wear indicators produce a continuous band of rubber across the tread, as a visual reminder.

It is recommended that tyres should be replaced in sets of four. If this is not possible, replace the tyres in pairs, both front or both rear. When the tyres are replaced, make sure to have the wheels re-balanced and the alignment checked.

Use the correct tyre specification and pressures. Alternatively, contact a retailer/authorised repairer for advice. See REIFENDRÜCKE.