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REPLACEMENT TIRES

Make sure the following warnings and cautions have been read and fully understood before replacing a tire. Failure to do so could result in an accident, leading to serious injury or death.

WARNING

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

WARNING

The load and speed index ratings on all replacement tires must be, at least the same specification as the vehicles original equipment. If in doubt, consult a retailer/authorized repairer.

WARNING

Do not rotate the tires around the vehicle.

WARNING

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

WARNING

If lower speed-rated specialist tires are fitted, e.g. winter tires, off-road, or professional off-road tires, the vehicle must be driven within the speed limitations of the tires. In markets that require a tire's maximum speed label to be fitted, this must be placed within the driver's field of vision. Where required, tire maximum speed labels can be obtained from the tire retailer. Consult a retailer/authorized repairer for further information.

CAUTION

Tire removal and fitting should only be carried out by a retailer/authorized repairer.

CAUTION

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

When the tread has worn down to approximately 0.1 in (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.

Tires should be replaced in sets of four. If this is not possible, replace the tires in pairs, both front or both rear. When tires are replaced, the wheels should always be re-balanced and the alignment checked.

Use the correct tire specification and pressures. Alternatively, contact a retailer/authorized repairer for advice. See TIRE PRESSURES or TIRE PRESSURE LABEL.