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WHO IS COVERED
The owner of a BFGoodrich Passenger or Light Truck
tire which bears the BFGoodrich name and complete
DOT identification number.
WHAT IS COVERED AND FOR HOW LONG
BFGoodrich Passenger and Light Truck tires, used in
normal service on the vehicle on which they were origi-
nally fitted and in accordance with the maintenance
recommendations and safety warnings contained in the
Owner’s Manual and in the Important Tire Safety Infor-
mation Section of this booklet, are covered by this
limited warranty against defects in workmanship and
material for the life of the original usable tread, or 6 years
from the date of purchase, whichever comes first. At
that time, all warranties, express or implied, are termi-
nated. The usable tread is the original tread down to the
level of the tread wear indicators - 2/32nds of an inch
(1.6mm) of tread remaining. Date of purchase is docu-
mented by new vehicle registration or tire sales invoice.
If no proof of purchase is available, the date of manu-
facture, as molded on the sidewall, will be used. Re-
placement will be made in accordance with the terms
and conditions described underWhat BFGoodrich
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
Tires which become unserviceable due to:Road hazard injury (e.g., a cut, snag, bruise, impact
damage, or puncture, whether repairable or not);
Incorrect mounting of the tire, tire/wheel imbalance,
or improper repair;
Misapplication, underinflation, overinflation, im-
proper maintenance, racing or other abuse;
Uneven or rapid wear which is caused by mechani-
cal irregularity in the vehicle such as wheel misalign-
ment (a measured tread difference of 2/32nds of an
inch (1.6mm) or more across the tread on the same
tire) resulting in uneven or rapid wear;
Accident, fire, chemical corrosion, tire alteration, or
Ozone or weather cracking;Flat spotting caused by improper storage or brake-
The adding of liquid, solid or gaseous materials other
than air, nitrogen, or carbon dioxide (e.g. waterbase
sealers or balancing substances) .
WHAT BFGOODRICH WILL DO
PASSENGER AND LIGHT TRUCK TIRES
A tire which becomes unserviceable due to a condition
covered by this limited warranty will be replaced with a
comparable new BFGoodrich tire, free of charge, when
2/32nds of an inch (1.6mm) or less of the original tread
is worn, (or 25% or less, whichever is most beneficial to
the user) and within 12 months of the date of purchase.
Mounting and balancing of tires is included. The cost of
any other service charges and applicable taxes are
payable by the user.
When more than 2/32nds of an inch of original tread
has been worn (or more than 25%, whichever is most
beneficial to the user) or after 12 months from date of
purchase, the user must pay the cost of a comparable
new BFGoodrich passenger or light truck replacement
tire on a pro rata basis. The dealer shall determine the
charge by multiplying the percentage of the original
usable tread worn by the current actual selling price at
the adjustment location or the price on the current
BFGoodrich Brand Base Price List, whichever is lower.
This List is based on a predetermined price intended to
fairly represent the actual selling price of the tire. The
cost of mounting, balancing and any other service
charges and applicable taxes are payable by the user.
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ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT PASSENGER
AND LIGHT TRUCK TIRES INCLUDING
RFT TIRES WITH RUN-FLAT
This Limited Warranty covers BRIDGESTONE and
FIRESTONE brand passenger and light truck tires, in-
cluding RFT and temporary spare tires, originally in-
stalled by the vehicle manufacturer on a new vehicle.
You are covered under the terms of this Limited War-
ranty if the tire was produced after July 4, 2004 (DOT
serial 2704 or later) and has been used only on the
vehicle on which it was originally installed in non-
WHAT IS WARRANTED AND FOR HOW
Before wearing down to 2/32 inch (1.6 mm) remaining
original tread depth (i.e. worn down to the top of the
built-in indicators in the tread grooves) and within
6 years from the date of purchase (proof of purchase
date required; without proof of purchase date, then
within 6 years from the date of tire manufacture) , for any
reason other than those excluded in the section entitled
“What This Limited Warranty Does Not Cover,” any
eligible tire that becomes unusable for any reason within
the manufacturer’s control will be replaced with an
equivalent new tire on the basis set forth in this Limited
WHAT THE WARRANTY DOES NOT
This Limited Warranty does not cover the following:1. Tire damage or irregular wear due to: A. Road hazards, including, without limitation:
Puncture, cut, impact break, stone drill, bruise,
bulge, snag, etc.
B. Improper use or operation, including, with-
out limitation: Improper inflation pressure, over-
loading, tire/wheel spinning, use of an improper
wheel, tire chain damage, misuse, misapplica-
tion, negligence, tire alteration, or for racing or
C. Insufficient or improper maintenance, in-
cluding, without limitation: Failure to rotate tires
as recommended in this manual, wheel mis-
alignment, worn suspension components, im-
proper tire mounting or demounting, tire/wheel
assembly imbalance, or other vehicle condi-
tions, defects, or characteristics.
D. Contamination or degradation by petro-
leum products or other chemicals, fire or other
externally generated heat, or water or other
material trapped inside the tire during mounting
E. Improper repair. Improper repair voids this
F. For RFT tires only, improper run-flat or
low tire pressure operation, including, with-
out limitation: Exceeding speed, distance, or
other run-flat/lowpressure operation limitations. 2. Rapid tread wear or wear-out. Original equipment
tires have no mileage warranty.
3. Weather/ozone cracking after 4 years from date of tire manufacture.
4. Ride disturbance or vibration after 1/32 inch (0.8 mm) of tread wear use.
5. Tires with sealant, balance, or other filler material that was not originally applied or inserted by the tire
6. Tires used in commercial service.
7. Tires purchased and normally used outside the United States and Canada.
8. The cost of applicable federal, state, and local taxes.
9. Failure to follow any of the safety and maintenance recommendations or warnings contained in this
This Limited Warranty is in addition to and/or may be
limited by any other applicable written warranty you may
have received concerning special tires or situations.
Radial passenger and light truck tires adjusted under
this Limited Warranty will be replaced free of charge
during the first 25% of tread wear or within 12 months
from the date of purchase (proof of purchase date
required; without proof of purchase date, then within
12 months from the date of tire manufacture) , which-
ever occurs first. During the free replacement period,
mounting and balancing are included free of charge.
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To determine the replacement price after the free tire
replacement period, the percent of used tread wear is
multiplied by the current selling price for the replace-
ment tire(s) . The appropriate taxes, mounting, balanc-
ing, disposal fee, and other service charges may be
added to the adjustment replacement price.
In Canada, the tire will be adjusted at dealerships (sub-
ject to dealer discretion) at a predetermined “Adjust-
If you receive a replacement tire under this Limited
Warranty, it will be covered by the manufacturer’s war-
ranty, if any, given on that tire at that time.
WHERE TO GO
Tire adjustments under this Limited Warranty will only
be made at an authorized Bridgestone Firestone re-
tailer. Consult a phone directory (often listed in the
Yellow Pages underTire Dealersor the internet at
www.bridgestonetire.com for the location nearest you.
This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state or in Canada from province to province.
CONDITIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
To the extent permitted by law, Bridgestone Firestone
North American Tire, LLC disclaims all other warranties,
including but not limited to the implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and
any liability for inconvenience, incidental, or consequen-
tial damages, loss of time, loss of vehicle use or, incon-
venience. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so
the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This Limited Warranty applies only to consumers actually
using the tire in the United States and Canada. For war-
ranty conditions outside the United States and Canada,
see your local Bridgestone Firestone distributor.
Obligations under this policy may not be enlarged or
altered by anyone.
In accordance with Federal Law, this Limited Warranty
has been designated as a
Limited Warranty.” Nothing
in this Limited Warranty is intended to be a representa-
tion that tire failures cannot occur. This Limited War-
ranty is given in the United States by Bridgestone
Firestone North American Tire, LLC, 535 Marriott Dr.,
Nashville, TN 37214 and in Canada by Bridgestone
Firestone Canada Inc., 5770 Hurontario St., Suite 400,
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5R 3G5.
In order to keep this Limited Warranty valid, we require
you to have your tires regularly inspected and rotated
per the vehicle Owner’s Manual and to furnish proof of
same in order to receive an adjustment. Such proof
should show the date, mileage, and servicing location. A
sales receipt containing this information will suffice. It is
your obligation to maintain proper tire inflation pres-
sures as specified by the vehicle manufacturer and to
operate the vehicle within tire/vehicle load capacity and
speed limitations. It is also your obligation to maintain
proper wheel alignment and tire/wheel assembly bal-
ance. To request an adjustment, you must present the
tire to an authorized Bridgestone Firestone retailer.
Complete and sign the customer section of the Bridge-
stone Firestone North American Tire, LLC Limited War- ranty adjustment form and pay appropriate replacement
price, taxes, disposal fee, and service charges, if any.
You and Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire,
LLC agree that all claims, disputes, and controversies
between you and it, including any of its agents, employ-
ees, successors, or assigns, arising out of or in connec-
tion with this Limited Warranty, or any other warranties,
express or implied, including a failure of warranty and
the validity of this arbitration clause, but excluding
claims for personal injury or property damage, shall be
resolved by binding arbitration between you and it,
according to the formal dispute resolution procedures
of the National Arbitration Forum, under the Code of
Procedure then in effect. This arbitration will be con-
ducted as a document hearing. If you request any pro-
cedures beyond a document hearing, you will be re-
sponsible for all fees, including filing and administrative
fees, above and beyond the fees required for document
hearings. The arbitration between you and Bridgestone
Firestone North American Tire, LLC shall not include any
other customers, be combined or consolidated in any
fashion with arbitrations involving other customers, or
proceed in any form of class action in which the claims
of numerous customers are considered together. Any
award of the arbitrator(s) may be entered as a judgment
in any court of competent jurisdiction. The arbitrators
will have no authority to award punitive or other dam-
ages not measured by the prevailing party’s actual
damages, except as may be required by statute. Infor-
mation may be obtained and claims may be filed at any
office of the National Arbitration Forum or at P.O. Box
50191, Minneapolis, MN 55405.
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The warrantor of Bridgestone and Firestone tires is:
Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC
535 Marriott Dr.
Nashville, TN 37214
Please contact Bridgestone Firestone for a copy of their
“Tire Maintenance, Safety and Warranty Manual”.
For Customer Assistance:
Any tire, no matter how well constructed, may fail in
use as a result of punctures, impact damage, im-
proper inflation, overloading, or other conditions
resulting from use or misuse. Tire failure may create
a risk of serious personal injury or property damage.
To reduce risk of tire failure, we strongly recom-
mend you read and follow all safety information
contained in the Important Tire Safety Information
section contained in this booklet, the tire placard in
the vehicle or the Owner’s Manual.
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A tire has delivered its full original tread life and the
coverage of this limited warranty ends when the tread-
wear indicators become visible (worn to 2/32”) , or six
(6) years from the date of new tire purchase, whichever
occurs first. (Without proof of purchase the date of
manufacture will be used to determine eligibility.)
This limited warranty is applicable only in the United
States and Canada.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS
This limited warranty does not cover the following:Tires submitted for ride disturbance complaints that
are worn beyond the first two thirty-seconds of an
inch (2/32”) tread depth or tires submitted for ride
disturbance due to damaged wheels or any vehicle
Goodyear & Dunlop do not warrant or give credit in
any adjustment transaction for any kind of material
added to a tire (e.g., tire fillers, sealants, balancing
substances) after the tire leaves a factory producing
Goodyear or Dunlop tires, nor will it adjust any tire
that has failed as a result of adding such material.
Irregular wear or damage due to mechanical condi-
tion of the vehicle, improper inflation, overloading,
high speed spin-up, misapplication, misuse, negli-
gence, racing, use of tire chains, improper mounting
or demounting, improper repair, wreck, collision or
Road hazards (includes, but not limited to, punc-
tures, cuts, snags, impact breaks, etc.) .
Any tire that, after leaving a factory producing Good-
year or Dunlop tires, has been intentionally altered to
change its appearance (e.g., white inlay on a black
tire or regrooved) .
Tires with weather-cracking that were purchased
more than four (4) years prior to presentation for
adjustment or, if purchase date cannot be verified,
manufactured more than four years prior to presen-
tation for adjustment.
Tires removed from service due to improper repairs.Temporary spare tires used on vehicles used in
racing and on passenger cars in special applications
such as police pursuit service.
Goodyear Unisteel Commercial Radial Light Truck
Loss of time, inconvenience, loss of vehicle use,
incidental or consequential damages.
Tires supplied as Original Equipment are not eligible
for any tread life warranty consideration.
Cosmetic weather checking.Low tire pressure-monitoring system - refer to ve-
hicle manufacturer’s warranty.
WHAT ARE YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS?
No Representative or Dealer has authority to make any
representation, promise, or agreement on behalf of
Goodyear or Dunlop except as stated herein.
Any tire, no matter how well constructed, may fail in
service or otherwise become unserviceable due to con-
ditions beyond the control of the manufacturer. Under
no circumstances is this warranty a representation that
a tire failure cannot occur. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you
may also have other rights that vary from state to state or
province to province.
DISCLAIMER: THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF, AND
GOODYEAR HEREBY DISCLAIMS, ANY AND ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMI-
TATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND
NO OTHER WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF
ANY KIND IS MADE BY GOODYEAR OR SHALL BE
IMPLIED BY LAW.
LIMITATION OF DAMAGES: IN NO EVENT AND UN-
DER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL GOODYEAR BE
LIABLE TO THE BUYER FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPE-
CIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, LOST
PROFIT, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF GOOD-
WILL OR REPUTATION, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAM-
AGE, COST (INCLUDING FOR REPLACEMENT
TRANSPORTATION) , EXPENSE OR LOSS OF ANY
KIND. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLU-
SION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSE-
QUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION
OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.HOW DO YOU OBTAIN AN
A. You must present the tire to be adjusted to an
authorized Goodyear or Dunlop service facility. Tires
replaced on an adjustment basis become the prop-
erty of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company,
Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, Ltd. or
Goodyear Canada Inc.
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B. You must pay for taxes and any additional servicesyou order at the time of adjustment plus any addi-
tional service that may be unique to your application,
e.g. Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
C. You must submit your claim on an approved claim form supplied by an authorized Goodyear or Dunlop
service facility. The form must be filled out com-
pletely and signed, where you the owner or your
authorized agent presented the tire for adjustment.
Property damage, serious injury or death may result
TIRE FAILURE DUE TO UNDERINFLATION/
OVERLOADING / MISAPPLICATION.
Follow the vehicle owner’s manual or tire placard in
TIRE FAILURE DUE TO IMPACT DAMAGE /
Tires should be inspected regularly by a qualified
technician for signs of damage, such as punctures or
TIRE FAILURE DUE TO IMPROPER REPAIRS.
See Rubber Manufacturer’s Association (RMA) es-
tablished repair procedures at www.rma.org and/or
go to www.goodyear.com for information on proper
EXPLOSION OF TIRE/RIM ASSEMBLY DUE
TO IMPROPER MOUNTING.
Only specially-trained persons should mount tires.
When mounting tires, use safety cage and clip-on
extension air hose to inflate.
FAILURE TO MOUNT RADIAL TIRES ON AP-
FAILURE TO DEFLATE SINGLE OR DUAL
ASSEMBLIES COMPLETELY BEFORE
On slippery surfaces such as snow, mud, ice, etc.,
do not spin tires in excess of 35 mph (55 kph) , as
indicated on the speedometer.
EXCESSIVE WHEEL SPINNING.
This can also result in tire disintegration or axle
WARNING: Vehicle handling, traction, ride comfort and
other performance parameters may be significantly af-
fected by a change in tire size or type. Before replacing
tires, always consult and follow the vehicle Owner’s
Manual because some vehicle manufacturers prohibit
changing tire size. When selecting tires that are differ-
ent from the original equipment size make certain: (1)
The tires have adequate load carrying capacity based
on the vehicle placard, (2) The tires have sufficient
inflation pressure to carry the load and (3) There is
proper clearance with no interference points between
the tire and vehicle. The consumer must be aware to
always drive safely and obey all traffic laws. Avoid
sudden, sharp turns or lane changes. Failure to follow
any of these warnings may result in loss of control of the
vehicle, leading to an accident and serious injury or
TIRE CARE AND MAINTENANCE GUIDE
The easiest way to help ensure satisfactory mileage and
performance from your Goodyear or Dunlop tires is to
give them a simple but frequent (at least monthly) in-
spection for proper inflation, even treadwear, and the
presence of any damage.
DO MAINTAIN PROPER INFLATION
PRESSURE IN YOUR TIRES
Proper inflation pressure is necessary for optimum tire
performance, safety and fuel economy. Check inflation
pressures at least once a month and before long trips.
Use an accurate tire pressure gauge. Always check
pressures when the tires are cold (when the vehicle has
been driven less than one mile) . If you must check
inflation when the tires are hot, add 4 psi (27 kPa) to the
recommended cold inflation pressure. It is difficult to tell
just by looking at radial tires whether they are underin-
Furthermore, when operating a vehicle equipped with
radial tires, it is difficult to notice when a tire has gone
flat or nearly flat since the “feel” of the vehicle does not
*Evidence of air loss or repeated underinflation
always requires expert inspection to determine
the source of leakage and tire removal to deter-
mine repairability. To avoid injury, NEVER attempt to
reinflate a tire that has been run severely underinflated.
Progressive air loss may result from punctures, cuts,
curbing, impacts or partial bead unseating. Some fit-
ment causes for air loss are (1) incomplete bead seat-
ing, (2) bead tearing caused by a machine tool due to
insufficient lubrication or improper adjustment, (3) leak-
ing valve core or rubber valve components should be
replaced when problems are detected and whenever
tires are replaced.
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Always maintain inflation pressure at the level
recommended by the vehicle manufacturer as
shown on the vehicle placard, vehicle certifica-
tion label or in the vehicle Owner’s Manual:
Underinflation is the leading cause of tire failure and may
result in severe cracking, component separation or “blow-
out.” It reduces tire load capacity, allows excessive side-
wall flexing and increases rolling resistance, resulting in
heat and mechanical damage. Maintaining proper inflation
pressure is the single most important thing you can do to
promote tire durability and maximize tread life.
Overinflation increases stiffness, which may deteriorate
ride and generate unwanted vibration. Overinflation also
increases the chances of impact damage.
DON’T OVERLOAD YOUR VEHICLE OR
Check your vehicle Owner’s Manual to determine the
load limits. Overloading your vehicle places stress on
your tires and other critical vehicle components. Over-
loading a vehicle can cause poor handling, increased
fuel consumption and may cause tire failure. Overload-
ing your tires can result in severe cracking, component
Never fit your vehicle with new tires that have less load
capacity than shown on the vehicle tire placard and
remember that optimum rim width is important for
proper tire load distribution and function.
The maximum load capacity stamped on the sidewalls of
P-Metric & European Metric tires is reduced by 10%
when used on a light truck, utility vehicle or trailer. Never
fit P-Metric or European Metric tires to light trucks that
specify LT-type replacement tires.
DON’T SPIN YOUR TIRES
Avoid excessive tire spinning when your vehicle is stuck
in snow, ice, mud or sand. The centrifugal forces gen-
erated by a free-spinning tire/wheel assembly may
cause sudden tire explosion resulting in vehicle damage
and/or serious personal injury to you or a bystander.
Never exceed 35 mph/55 km/h, as indicated on your
speedometer. Use a gentle backward and forward rock-
ing motion to free your vehicle for continued driving.
Never stand near or behind a tire spinning at high
speeds. For example, while attempting to push a vehicle
that is stuck or when an on-the-car spin balance ma-
chine is in use.
DO CHECK YOUR TIRES FOR WEAR
Always remove tires from service when they reach two
thirty-seconds of an inch (2/32) remaining tread depth.
All new tires have treadwear indicators which appear as
smooth banks in the tread grooves when they wear to
the two thirty-seconds of an inch (2/32) level. Many wet
weather accidents result from skidding on bald or nearly
bald tires. Excessively worn tires are also more suscep-
tible to penetrations.
DO CHECK YOUR TIRES FOR DAMAGE
Frequent (at least monthly) inspection of your tires for
signs of damage and their general condition is important
for safety. If you have any questions, have your tire
Dealer inspect them. Impacts, penetrations, cracks,
knots, bulges or air loss always require tire removal and
expert inspection. Never perform a temporary repair or
use an inner tube as a substitute for a proper repair.
Only qualified persons should repair tires.
PROPER TIRE REPAIR NOTE:
Goodyear and Dunlop do not warrant any inspection or
repair process. The repair is entirely the responsibility of
the repairer and should be made in accordance with
established Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA)
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING
Refer to your vehicle Owner’s Manual for more informa-
tion on what to do if the tire pressure warning system
THE CONVENIENCE (TEMPORARY)
The Convenience (Temporary) Spare is designed, built,
and tested to the high engineering standards set by
North America’s leading car manufacturers and to
Goodyear and Dunlop’s own high standards of quality
control. It is designed to take up a minimum of storage
space and, at the same time, fulfill the function of a spare
tire when needed. The spare is kept in its storage space,
fully inflated at 60 psi. To be sure it is always ready for
use, the air pressure should be checked on a regular
The Convenience (Temporary) Spare can be used in
combination with the original tires on your vehicle. You
can expect a tire tread life of up to 3,000 miles
(4,800 kilometers), depending on road conditions and
your driving habits. To conserve tire tread life, return the
spare to the storage area as soon as it is convenient to
have the standard tire repaired or replaced.
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The Convenience (Temporary) Spare weighs less than a
standard tire so it’s easier to handle. It also helps reduce
the total car weight which contributes to fuel economy.
The wheels used with the Convenience (Temporary)
Spare are specifically designed for use with high pres-
sure spares and should never be used with any other
DON’T ATTEMPT TO MOUNT YOUR
Serious injury or Death may result from explosion of tire/
rim assembly due to improper mounting procedures.
Follow tire manufacturer’s instructions and match tire
diameter to rim diameter. Mount light truck radials on
rims approved for radial service. Do not apply bead
sealer. This can inhibit bead seating. Lubricate beads
and tire rim (including tube or flap) contact surfaces.
Lock assembly on mounting machine or place in safety
cage. STAND BACK and never exceed 40 psi to seat
beads. Never use a volatile substance or a rubber
“donut” (also known as a bead expander or “O-Ring”) to
aid bead seating. Only specially-trained persons should
DON’T MIX TIRES OF DIFFERENT
SIZES AND TYPES ON THE SAME
For optimum handling and control, Goodyear and Dun-
lop recommend fitment of four (4) tires of the same type
and size unless otherwise specified by the vehicle
WARNING: Before you replace your tires, always con-
sult the vehicle Owner’s Manual and follow the vehicle
manufacturer’s replacement tire recommendations. Ve-hicle handling may be significantly affected by a change
in tire size or type. When selecting tires that are different
than the Original Equipment size, see a professional
installer in order to make certain that proper clearance,
load carrying capacity and inflation pressure is selected.
Never exceed the maximum load capacity and inflation
pressure listed on the sidewall of the tire. Always drive
safely and obey all traffic laws. Avoid sudden, sharp
turns or lane changes. Failure to follow this warning may
result in loss of control of the vehicle, leading to an
accident and serious injury or death.
When replacing tires, you must maintain the outside
diameter and load carrying capacity of the Original
Equipment tire. Inflation pressure may need to be ad-
justed to avoid overloading the tire. Consult the Tire &
Rim Association Load and Inflation Tables, ETRTO or
JATMA standards for correct load and inflation informa-
NEVER FIT TIRES TO A VEHICLE THAT
HAVE LESS LOAD CARRYING
CAPACITY THAN AS REQUIRED BY
THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
Examples: Many vehicles, such as large passenger
vans, require Load Range E tires as designated by the
vehicle manufacturer. Fitment of a tire, such as a Load
Range D, with less carrying capacity is not allowed.
In other cases, tires of the same size may carry different
load indexes in the service description. You must make
certain the replacement tires fitted to the vehicle have a
load carrying capacity equal to or greater than what the
Original Equipment manufacturer specifies.NOTE:
Goodyear manufactured and/or marketed
European-Metric passenger tires and P-Metric
passenger tires are interchangeable as long as
they have the same section width, same aspect
ratio, same rim diameter. Caution: Never substi-
tute a “Standard Load” (SL) tire for an Extra Load
(XL) tire. If the vehicle was originally equipped
with “Extra Load” (XL) tires, replace those tires
with similar sized XL tires.
FOLLOW THESE ADDITIONAL
When installing only two tires, fit the tires with the
deepest tread depth on the rear axle. If radials and
non-radials must be fitted to the same vehicle, fit radials
on rear axle. Never mix radials and non-radials on the
same axle. When fitting snow tires or all-season tires to
performance vehicles, always fit in sets of four. It is not
recommended to fit tires with different speed ratings. If
tires with different speed ratings are installed on a
vehicle, they should be installed with like pairs on the
same axle. The speed capability of the vehicle will
become limited to that of the lowest speed rated tires.
Use of lift kits with some vehicle/tire combinations can
cause instability. When changing tire sizes, always con-
sult Dealer for optimum rim width and carefully checkvehicle/tire clearances.
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Retreaded passenger and light truck tires are not war-
ranted by Goodyear and Dunlop for any reason. Good-
year and Dunlop speed ratings and U.S. Department of
Transportation test compliance certifications are voided
for retreaded tires.
DO MAINTAIN VEHICLE SUSPENSION,
WHEEL ALIGNMENT AND BALANCE
AND ROTATE YOUR TIRES
Lack of rotation, worn suspension parts, underinflation/
overinflation, wheel imbalance and misalignment can
cause vibration or irregular tire wear. Rotate your tires
according to your vehicle manufacturer’s recommenda-
tions or at maximum intervals of 6,000 miles/10,000 km.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, SEE THE “BE
TIRE SMART/PLAY YOUR PART BROCHURE”
PUBLISHED BY THE RUBBER MANUFACTUR-
ERS ASSOCIATION (RMA) . A COPY OF THIS
BROCHURE CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE
You must go to an authorized Goodyear or Dunlop
outlet for replacement tires and all warranty service.
TIRE SERVICE LIFE
Tires are designed and built to provide many thousands
of miles of excellent service. For maximum benefit, tires
must be maintained properly to avoid tire damage that
may result in removal from service before the tread is
worn down to minimum depth.
It is not practical to accurately predict the service life of
any specific tire in chronological time since service con-
ditions vary widely. The serviceability of a tire over time is a
function of the storage and service conditions (inflation
pressure, load, speed, road hazard injury, etc.) to which a
tire is subjected. Consumers should not rely solely on the
appearance of the tire, but should be aware of any change
in dynamic performance such as increased air loss, noise
or vibration, which could be a sign to remove the tire.
Therefore, it is essential to have tires, including spares,
inspected regularly (at least monthly) for proper inflation
pressure, damage and treadwear.
FOR SERVICE ASSISTANCE OR INFORMATION,
FIRST CONTACT THE NEAREST GOODYEAR OR
1) For assistance in locating the nearest Good-year or Dunlop Retailer, look in the Yellow
Pages under Tire Dealers – New.
2) Go to www.goodyear.com for U.S. or www. goodyear.ca for Canada.
For Dunlop tires, go to www.dunloptires.com
for U.S. & Canada.
If additional assistance is required, call the
Customer Assistance Center
at 1-800-321-2136 for U.S. or
1-800-387-3288 for Canada.
Or write to:
Customer Assistance Center
1144 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44316-0001
Check your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual (or your
vehicle) to determine if it is equipped with run-
flat (extended mobility) tires. If your vehicle is
equipped with run-flat tires, the following ap-
RUN-FLAT TECHNOLOGY EXTENDED MOBILITY
TECHNOLOGY (EMT™) , RUNONFLAT® (ROF)
AND DUNLOP SELF-SUPPORTING TECHNOL-
OGY (DSST®) ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT TIRES
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
The information contained in this Limited Warranty Bro-
chure applies only to the Original Equipment tires sup-
plied with your vehicle. In order for Goodyear Run-Flat
(Extended Mobility Technology [EMT], RunOnFlat
[ROF]) or Dunlop Run-Flat (Dunlop Self- Supporting
Technology [DSST]) tires to obtain the performance
criteria stated within this Limited Warranty, Goodyear or
Dunlop Run-Flat tires must use specific parts, such as a
low tire pressure monitoring system authorized by the
Original Equipment vehicle manufacturer.
RUN-FLAT TIRE FEATURE:
The Goodyear or Dunlop Run-Flat tire is a high-
performance tire with a remarkable feature: It can oper-
ate for limited distances with very low or even no infla-
tion pressure (refer to your Vehicle Owner’s Manual for
these limitations) . This is an important benefit, espe-
cially if inflation loss occurs at a location where imme-
diately stopping your vehicle could be hazardous.
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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
Refer to your vehicle Owner’s Manual for more informa-
tion on what to do if the tire pressure warning system
If the tire pressure-monitoring system signals an alert,
follow these safety precautions to prevent a loss of
vehicle control that could result in serious personal
injury or death:
●Slow your speed. Do not exceed 50 mph (80 kph) .
●Avoid hard cornering, hard braking and severe han-
●Avoid potholes and other road hazards.
Remember that when your tires have lost air pressure,
your vehicle’s handling capability is reduced, particu-
larly during severe maneuvers.
TO PROLONG TIRE LIFE DURING A
The Goodyear or Dunlop Run-Flat tire can be driven at
low or zero air pressure (refer to your vehicle Owner’s
Manual for these limitations) . To help prolong the life of
a tire operating under low-inflation conditions, drive at a
speed as far below 50 mph (80 kph) as possible. Also,
drive the shortest distance possible before obtaining
tire service. Taking these precautions will increase the
chance that your tire will be repairable.
SERVICE AFTER A SYSTEM ALERT
To obtain service after operating under low-inflation
conditions, contact your Goodyear or Dunlop Run-Flat
service facility. Trained service personnel will inspect
your tires to determine if they are in need of repair or
replacement. To locate the nearest authorized Good-
year or Dunlop Run-Flat service facility, call 1-800-
GOODYEAR (1-800-466-3932) .
Because of the unique characteristics of Run-Flat tires,
the wheels on which they are mounted and your vehi-
cle’s tire pressure monitoring system, all tire service
work other than routine inflation maintenance and exter-
nal inspections must be performed by service personnel
at a Goodyear or Dunlop Run-Flat service facility. Do not
attempt to mount or demount Run-Flat tires yourself;
serious injury or death could result. Only specially
trained persons should mount, demount and repair Run-
Flat tires, and more than 40 psi (270 kPa) may be
required to seat beads. A safety cage and clip-on ex-
tension air hose must be used if more than 40 psi
(270kPa) is needed to seat beads.
Like any other Goodyear or Dunlop speed-rated, high-
performance tire, the Goodyear or Dunlop Run-Flat tire
may be repaired to correct a puncture in the tread, but
PROPER MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES MUST BE
USED. Contact a Goodyear or Dunlop Run-Flat service
facility for information on proper repairs. For the location
of the nearest facility, call 1-800-GOODYEAR (1-800-
Goodyear and Dunlop Run-Flat tires are designed for
use only on certain original equipment wheels s upplied
with a properly operating low tire pressure-monitoring
system. If applied to a vehicle without a properly oper-
ating low tire pressure-monitoring system, the tires may
fail when operated in an underinflated condition, result-
ing in loss of vehicle control and possible serious injury
or death. Application of these tires to a vehicle not
equipped with specified operational low tire pressure-
monitoring system constitutes improper and unsafe use
of this product.
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