NISSAN ALTIMA 2016 L33 / 5.G Warranty Booklet
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Contact your authorized Toyo Tire retailer or call
Toyo Tire Consumer Relations at (800) 442-8696
(Pacific Time) or (888) 444-8696 (Eastern Time)
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:45 pm.
IMPORTANT SAFETY AND
Any tire, no matter how well constructed, can fail as a
result of punctures, impact damage, improper inflation
or other conditions resulting from use. Tire failures may
create a risk of property damage or personal injury. To
reduce the risk of tire failure, we strongly recommend
SERIOUS INJURY MAY RESULT FROM:
(1) Tire failure due to underinflation, vehicle over-loading or use in excess of legal speeds – fol-
low Owner’s Manual and tire data placard in
(2) Explosion of tire/rim assembly due to improper mounting – only specially trained persons
should mount tires.
Refer to the tire data placard, the Owner’s Manual
and Important Tire Safety Information and instruc-
tions contained in this booklet.
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This Limited Warranty (WARRANTY) is a promise of
replacement under certain specified conditions. This
policy applies to original equipment tires used in normal
highway service displaying warrantable conditions and
does not require the existence of a manufacturing de-
fect to qualify for an adjustment. This is not a warranty
that your tire will not wear out, fail or become unservice-
able if neglected or mistreated.
1. WARRANTY ELIGIBILITY
This warranty applies to every YOKOHAMA passenger
car, light truck and temporary spare tire bearing the
YOKOHAMA brand name and complete DOT serial
identification number. Eligible tires must be used on the
vehicle on which they were originally equipped in con-
formance with the vehicle manufacturer’s recommenda-
2. WHAT IS WARRANTED
Tires that have become unserviceable for reasons
other than the followingwill be replaced in accor-
dance with this warranty.
Road hazard injuries or damages caused to the tire
by obstacles and debris on the highway such as
cuts, punctures (whether repairable or not) , snags,
bruises, tears or impact breaks.
Improper repairs or repairs that have failed.Under or overinflation, or other abuses.Incorrect mounting of the tire, or tire/wheel imbal-
Mechanical irregularities in the vehicle such as
wheel misalignment, worn or faulty parts.
Accident, corrosion, vandalism, fire or damage
caused by nature.
Tires used on vehicles in racing or special applica-
Non-speed-rated temporary spare tires used over
50 MPH (80 Km/h) .
Tires worn out (2/32 inch (1.6 mm) or less of tread
Tires that have been retreaded.Tires transferred from the vehicle on which they were
If a warrantable condition is found, tires will be replaced
a) Passenger Car and Light Truck Tires (Other
than Temporary Spare Tires)
When a tire becomes unserviceable during the first
25% of original usable tread depth or 12 months from
date of vehicle purchase, whichever is to the customer’s
benefit, it will be replaced with a comparable new
YOKOHAMA tire free of charge. During this period, tires
will be mounted and balanced without charge. Other
service charges such as tire rotation, alignment or ap-
plicable taxes are payable by the customer.
When a tire has worn past the above specified period
for free replacement, the customer must pay for the cost
of a new comparable YOKOHAMA passenger car or
light truck tire on a pro-rated basis. The dealer shall
determine this cost by multiplying the percentage of
usable tread worn by the current retail selling price of
that tire at the time of warranty replacement. The costs
of mounting, balancing and any other service charges or
applicable taxes are payable by the customer.
The tire is covered by this warranty for the life of the
original usable tread (the original tread depth down to
the level of tread wear indicators molded at 2/32 inch or 1.6 mm) or for 48 months from the date of vehicle
purchase, whichever comes first.
b) Temporary Spare Tires
When the original tread of a YOKOHAMA Temporary
Spare tire used in temporary highway service on the
vehicle in which it was originally equipped, is worn not
more than 1/32 inch or 0.8 mm, the tire will be replaced
with a new YOKOHAMA Temporary Spare tire free of
charge, without charge for mounting and balancing the
new tire. Additional service charges are payable by the
Temporary Spare tires worn in excess of 1/32 inch or
0.8 mm but less than 2/32 inch or 1.6 mm, will be
replaced and the customer charged 50% of the current
retail selling price of the tire. The costs of mounting,
balancing and any other service charges are payable by
3. LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
All implied warranties, including any warranty of mer-
chantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are ex-
pressly limited to the duration of this written warranty.
All obligations or liabilities for loss of time, inconve-
nience loss of vehicle use or any other incidental or
consequential damages are hereby excluded. Some
states do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages so the above limitations or
exclusions may not apply.
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4. YOKOHAMA’S OBLIGATIONS
Replacements qualifying under the warranty will be
made by an authorized YOKOHAMA retail tire dealer.
Listings for participating dealers may be found in the
yellow pages of your telephone book.
5. CUSTOMER’S OBLIGATIONS
The customer must present the claim tire, together with
the vehicle on which it was used, to an authorized
YOKOHAMA retail tire dealer. Tires replaced on a war-
ranty basis become the property of YOKOHAMA TIRE
The customer is required to pay the adjusted price of
the new tire (dealer’s current retail selling price at the
time of adjustment less credit allowance) and taxes The
customer is responsible for any payments arising out of
dealer services such as mounting, balancing, tire rota-
tion and alignment UNLESS SPECIFICALLY IN-
CLUDED IN THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY.
To obtain the free-replacement warranty, the customer
must present proof of vehicle purchase date either by
the new vehicle invoice or license registration.
For your convenience, your nearest authorized
Nissan Dealership will also assist you with your
tire service requirements or in obtaining tire war-
ranty service from the tire manufacturer.
6. LEGAL RIGHTS
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You
may also have other rights which may vary from
state to state.
The warrantor of Yokohama tires is Yokohama Tire
Corporation, 601 South Acacia Avenue, Fullerton,
For Customer Assistance:
SERIOUS INJURY MAY RESULT FROM:
●Tire failure due to underinflation, overinflation, or
overloading - follow OWNER’S MANUAL, tire
placard in vehicle or Important Tire Safety Infor-
mation located in this booklet.
● Explosion of the tire/rim assembly due to improper
mounting - only specifically trained persons
should mount tires.
THERE IS DANGER IN INSTALLING A TIRE OF
ONE RIM DIAMETER ON A RIM OF A DIFFERENT
Always replace a tire on a rim with another tire of
exactly the same rim diameter designation and suffix
letters. For example, a 16 inch tire goes with a
16 inch rim. Never mount a 16 inch diameter tire on
a 16.5 inch rim.
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This limited warranty applies to Falken brand Original
Equipment Passenger Car, Temporary Spare, and Light
Truck steel belted radial tires bearing the complete
description and serial number required by the Depart-
ment of Transportation (DOT) . This warranty is effective
only to tires for which claims are made within 5 (five)
years of the date of production, based on the tire DOT
WHAT IS COVERED AND FOR HOW
Falken tires that are originally equipped on this vehicle
are warranted against any defects in the materials and
workmanship for the usable life of the original tread. The
limited warranty terminates at the flush appearance of
the tread wear indicators at 1.6mm (2/32 of an inch)
remaining tread depth.
If a tire becomes unserviceable due to such defect
within the first 1.6mm (2/32 of an inch) of tread wear,
the tire will be replaced free of charge with the same or
comparable Falken tire.
B. Prorated Replacement
After the first 1.6mm (2/32 of an inch) of wear, a
prorated adjustment credit will be given based on the
percentage of remaining usable tread depth, down to
the remaining 1.6mm (2/32 of an inch) tread wear bar
indicator. No credit is given if the tire is worn beyond the
flush appearance of the tread wear bar indicator (less
than 1.6mm (2/32 of an inch) tread depth remaining) . C.
Out-of-Round / Out-of-Balance Replacement
Tires that are deemed to be out-of-round or out-of-
balance will be accepted for adjustment during the first
0.8mm (1/32 of an inch) of the original tread depth and
will be replaced free of charge with the same or similar
Falken tires (no labor costs will be covered) . A set of
four (4) tires from the same vehicle will not be accepted
for out-of-round or out-of-balance claims.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY THE
A. Tires that becomes unserviceable due to road haz- ard damages (cuts, snags, punctures, bruises, im-
pact breaks, etc.) improper repair technique or ma-
terials, improper inflation, overload, irregular wear,
wheel imbalance, defective mechanical vehicle
components (brakes, suspension, wheels, etc.) im-
proper suspension alignment, accident, fire, chemi-
cal damage, damage from chain use, racing, off-
road use, run flat, improper installation, vandalism, or
B. Tires branded “NA” or a tire in which the DOT numbering has been removed.
C. Tires presented for a warranty claim by someone other than by the original purchaser, or tires that
were transferred to another vehicle from the vehicle
in which the tires were originally installed.
D. Tires having a failure or failures caused by a previous damages or repairs.
E. The cost of tire repair or retreading is not covered by this warranty and will be the sole responsibility of the
tire owner. Possible NON Covered Reasons/Conditions due
●Impact Break or Concussions
●Improper Inflation Pressure
●Mechanical Defects of the Vehicle
●Racing or any Competition
●Sidewall Cut or Damage
●Theft or Vandalism
At least monthly, the vehicle owner(s) should check the
tires’ air pressure with a gauge and inflate to the recom-
mended cold air pressure level listed on the driver’s
door placard. Do not rely on car servicers to perform the
checks. The tires should be rotated at least every
8,000km (5,000 miles) or earlier if uneven wear is
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occurring, and proof of maintenance records should be
kept. The owner(s) should have the tires rebalanced if
vibration is experienced, and the vehicle’s alignment
should be checked if uneven or rapid wear is occurring,
or when suggested by the vehicle’s manufacturer.
All warranty claims must be presented to an authorized
Falken dealer or participating car dealership. The own-
er(s) must present any supporting maintenance records
and documentation necessary to help determine if the
tire(s) in question are deemed covered by the limited
warranty or not.
All implied warranties, including warranties of mer-
chantability and fitness for a particular purpose shall be
limited in duration to the above period. To the extent
permitted by law, Falken Tire Corporation shall not be
responsible for incidental or consequential damages,
such as loss of use of the tire or the vehicle on which it
is used, inconvenience, or commercial loss, some states
do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or con-
sequential damages, so the above limitations or exclu-
sions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights and you may also have other rights,
which vary from state to state. This is the only express
warranty applicable to Falken brand tires and super-
sedes the terms of any previous warranty. Falken neither
assumes nor authorizes anyone to make or assume for it
any other warranty.
TIRE CARE AND RECOMMENDATIONS
PROPER INFLATION and FUEL ECONOMY*
Ensure maximum performance and a long life from your
tires by checking the air pressures at least once a month
and set them to the vehicle manufacturer’s recom-
mended pressure(s) listed on the vehicle’s tire placard
or in your owner’s manual. Always check and adjust your
air pressure when your tires are cold, preferably first
thing in the morning before driving. Never release air
pressure from tires when they are hot. Wait until the tires
cool down and recheck, adding air or releasing as
required. Falken endorses the use of nitrogen in your
tires because it helps your tires maintain optimal pres-
sure for longer periods of time and reduces the amount
of moisture inside of the tire and wheel assembly.
TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE
Tires need to be properly inflated to effectively operate
and perform as intended. Tires carry the weight of the
vehicle, passengers, and cargo as well as bear the
forces of braking, accelerating, and turning. The vehicle
manufacturer sets the inflation pressures for the original
equipment tires that are on your vehicle.
Driving with improperly inflated tires is dangerous. An
under inflated tire will generate excessive heat build-up
that will cause damage to the internal structure and
inner liner of the tire. Besides tire damage, improper tire
inflation pressures can also affect your vehicle’s ride
and handling, tire tread wear, and fuel economy. It is
recommended to always keep all of your tires, including
the spare, at the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended
inflation pressures and be sure to check the air pressuremonthly and before going on long road trips or carrying
extra weight in your vehicle.
Your vehicle’s tire placard and/or owner’s manual will
list the cold inflation pressure(s) for your vehicle’s origi-
nal equipment tires, including the spare. The placard
can be found on the driver’s side door or door jamb area.
If you have questions about understanding your vehi-
cle’s tire placard, please refer to your owner’s manual or
ask a qualified tire service professional.
●For detailed information on TIRE INFLATION PRES-
SURE please visit www.Falkentire.com
CHECKING YOUR TIRE’S AIR PRESSURE
Checking your air pressure at least once a month is vital
to help your tires perform properly and help you get the
best gas mileage possible. Tires can lose up to 7 kPa
(1 psi) per month under normal conditions and lose up
to 7 kPa (1 psi) per every 9°C (16°F) drop in tempera-
ture. Here are some simple steps on how to check the
air pressures in your tires: 1. Remove the valve stem cap.
2. Place the end of the tire gauge firmly against the tire’s valve stem.
3. Read the current pressure displayed on the gauge that is currently in the tire.
4. Increase pressure at this time (if needed) and re- check with your tire gauge.
5. Replace the valve stem cap.
6. Repeat until all of your tires have been checked and adjusted accordingly.
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* Some plus size applications may require different air pressure(s) than what is listed on your vehicle’s placard or owner’s manual. In this case, please consult your tire dealer or Falken Tire
for proper inflation pressure(s) .
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TIRE SPEED RATINGS
Falken recommends replacing your tire(s) with the same
speed rating as the original tires equipped on your vehicle.
It is okay to use a lower speed rated tire when using
winter tires. However, speeds should be reduced to
match the tires new “maximum” speed capability.
Any tire that is repaired, damaged, abused, altered from
its original state or retreaded voids the speed rating on
that particular tire and should be considered a non-
speed rated tire.
Falken does not recommend the use of
mixing different speed ratings on a ve-
hicle. This can cause poor handling and
HIGH PERFORMANCE, LOW ASPECT RATIO TIRES
Various new vehicles come equipped with high perfor-
mance and/or low aspect ratio tires from the factory.
These tires generally provide increased vehicle handling
characteristics, but may also have engineering perfor-
mance trade-offs related with their designs. Low aspect
ratio tires have reduced sidewall heights and may be
more vulnerable to damage from road hazards, pot-
holes, and other objects, like curbs. Your vehicle’s
wheels are susceptible to these same dangers as well.
Some vehicles may be originally equipped with high
performance tires that are designed for warmer weather
use reducing traction in colder, winter weather condi-
tions. High performance tires also pose the possibility of wearing more quickly, giving a stiffer ride, and produc-
ing louder noise than standard all-season tires during
operation. Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual, tire
information placard, or qualified tire service professional
for more information about these kinds of tires.
Falken recommends all four tires be replaced when
replacing your original equipment tires and installing
winter tires for the winter months.
Never use just two winter tires. It could
lead to adverse handling, loss of control,
which could cause serious injury or death.
STORING YOUR TIRES
When storing your tires for any extended period of time,
be sure to thoroughly clean your tires with a tire brush,
soap, and water to remove any dirt, salt, and brake dust
from the tires. If you are storing your tires still mounted
on the wheels, use a wheel brush and approved wheel
cleaner to clean your wheels. Then dry the wheels and
tires with a towel and allow them to fully dry. DO NOT
apply any tire dressings while storing your tires. Tire
compounds are made to resist weather cracking and
ozone damage. Place each clean and dry tire in an
airtight plastic bag and seal the bag with tape to help
reduce oil evaporation. Store your tires out of direct
sunlight and somewhere that is well shielded from the
elements, like a climate-controlled room or dry base-
ment. Storing the tires in a garage or shed usually
exposes the tires to a wide range of temperatures as well as precipitation and humidity. Keep the tires away
from sources that emit ozone like electric motors that
use contact brushes, furnaces, sump pumps, etc. Al-
though tires will still age regardless of how they are
stored, these precautions will help slow the aging pro-
cess and reduce the damage to your tires.
Operating your vehicle in excess of the
posted speed limit or the maximum speed
allotted by driving conditions has the po-
tential to be dangerous. Higher driving
speeds create excessive heat buildup in a
tire, leading to a possible tire failure.
WARNING SAFETY WARNING
Spinning a tire to get a stuck vehicle out of
mud, ice, snow, sand, or wet grass can be
potentially dangerous. A spinning tire at a
speedometer reading above 55 km/h
(35 mph) can be capable of disintegrating
a tire with explosive force. In some circum-
stances, a tire may be spinning at twice
the speed displayed on the speedometer.
This can cause serious injury or death to
you, a passenger, or bystander. Never spin
a tire above 55 km/h (35 mph) .
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR TIRES
TIRE SPEED SYMBOLS
Tires that are speed-rated are identified by the following
letter symbols: Q, S, T, U, H, V, W, Y, (Y) , or (ZR) . The
Speed Rating’s Symbol can be found as a part of the tire
size designation (ex: 215/65HR16) or after the load
index immediately following the tire size designation (ex:
215/65R16 97H) . The Speed Rating’s Symbol indi-
cates the maximum speed that a tire can handle when
properly inflated and loaded.
●For detailed information on UNDERSTANDING
YOUR TIRES please visit www.Falkentire.com
DATE OF TIRE MANUFACTURE
The date that a tire was manufactured can be deter-
mined by examining the last 4 digits of the 12 digit DOT
serial code, which is found on at least one sidewall of a
tire. For tires that were produced after the year 2000,
the last 4 digits of the serial code will identify the week
and the year that the tire was manufactured. If the last 4
digits in the DOT serial code were to read “3013” it
would mean that the tire was manufactured the 30th
week of 2013. If you are uncertain, check with a quali-
fied tire service professional to be sure.
DOT Symbol and DOT Serial Code
The “DOT” symbol claims that the tire conforms to all
applicable US Department of Transportation motor ve-
hicle safety standards for tires. The identification/serial
number follows the “DOT” symbol. Here is an example
of a DOT serial code:
DOT R8 ER DMNR 30 13
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F)
A. DOT Symbol
B. Manufacturer Plant Code
C. Tire Size Code
D. Tire Manufacturer’s Code
E. Week of Production (01–52)
F. Year of Production (the last two digits of the year)
TIRE SIDEWALL LABELING
●For detailed information on TIRE SIDEWALL LABEL-
ING please visit www.Falkentire.com
MAX LOAD AND INFLATION
The maximum load and inflation pressure is marked on
the tire sidewall in English and metric units.
PLY COMPOSITION AND MATERIALS
The number of plies and their generic composition of
cord materials in the sidewall and tread areas can be
found on at least one sidewall of a tire.
A radial ply tire will have the word “radial” marked on at
least one sidewall. An “R” found in the tire size marking
also refers to the tire being a radial ply tire. UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING SYSTEM
The Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards (UTQG)
were created to help you make an informed decision
when purchasing passenger car tires by providing rela-
tive information about a tire’s tread wear, traction, and
temperature characteristics. Here is a breakdown of the
different categories that the UTQG grades:
The tread wear grade is a comparative rating based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150would wear one and a half
(1 1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and
may depart significantly from the norm due to variations
in driving habits, service practices, and differences in
road characteristics and climate.
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A,
B. and CThose grades represent the tire’s ability to
stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled
conditions on specific government test surfaces of as-
phalt and concrete. A tire marked Cmay have poor
traction performance. WARNING:The traction grades
assigned to this tire is based on straight ahead braking
traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cor-
nering, hydroplaning, or peak traction characteristics.
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The temperature grades are A(the highest) , B, andC,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of
heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under
controlled conditions or on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce in tire life,
and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire
failure. The grade Ccorresponds to a level of perfor-
mance which all passenger car tires must meet under
the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No.109.
Grades Band Arepresent higher levels of performance
on the laboratory test wheel than minimum required by
law. WARNING: The temperature grade for each tie is
established for a tire that is properly inflated and not
overloaded. Excessive speed, under-inflation, or exces-
sive loading either separately or in combination, can
cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.
TIRE MANUFACTURE CONTACT
U.S. and Canada
Falken Tire Corporation
8656 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
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WHO IS THE WARRANTOR
The warrantor of the tires supplied as original equip-
ment on your new Nissan vehicle is the tire manufacturer
or tire distributor of your specific tires. Nissan isNOT
the warrantor of your original equipment tires. The war-
rantor for each of the tire brands which may be installed
as original equipment on your new Nissan is listed
P.O. Box 19026
Greenville, South Carolina 29602-9026
Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire
535 Marriott Dr.
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Continental General Tire, Inc.
1830 McMillan Park Drive,
Fort Mill, South Carolina 29707
1-800-461-1776 (In Canada)
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
(Goodyear and Dunlop Tires)
1144 E. Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44316
Michelin North America, Inc.
1 Parkway South
19001 Greenville, South Carolina 29602-9001
(1-866-866-6605) - U. S.
Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corporation
6261 Katella Ave., Suite 2B
Cypress, California 90630
1-800-442-8696 (Pacific Time)
1-888-444-8696 (Eastern Time)
1450 Valley Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470
Toll Free 1-877-740-7000
WEST REGIONAL OFFICE
11555 Arrow Route, Suite 105
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Toll Free 1-800-426-8252
Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc.
10299 6th Street
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Toll Free 1-800-44(HI) -58646(Kumho)
Yokohama Tire USA
Yokohama Tire Corporation
601 S.Acacia Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92831
Falken TireFalken Tire Corporation
8656 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
WHAT IS COVERED
The tire manufacturer’s warranty statement for the spe-
cific tires supplied as original equipment on your vehicle
may be found their website.
WHAT YOU MUST DO
Please refer to the following pages for important
To obtain information on tire warranties and tire dealer
service locations or for customer service, contact the
appropriate warrantor listed above.
In order to obtain warranty service, you must present the
unserviceable tire to an authorized Nissan dealer or to
an authorized dealer of the warrantor in the United
States or Canada. Your Nissan dealer will also assist
you with your tire service requirements or in obtaining
tire warranty service from the tire manufacturer.
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Any tire, no matter how well constructed, may fail due to
improper maintenance or service factors. This could
create a risk of property damage and serious or fatal
injury. Disregarding any of the safety precautions and
instructions contained in this manual may result in tire
failure or explosion causing serious personal injury or
death. For your safety, comply with the following:
Keep tires inflated to the pressures recommended on
the tire data placard. (See your Owner’s Manual for
location.) These inflation pressures must be maintained
as a minimum. However, do not exceed the maximum
pressure rating indicated on the tire sidewall.
CHECK INFLATION PRESSURES ON ALL YOUR
TIRES, INCLUDING THE SPARE, WHEN TIRES ARE
COLD, AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH BEFORE DRIV-
Failure to maintain correct inflation may result in im-
proper vehicle handling and may cause rapid and ir-
regular tire wear, sudden tire destruction, loss of vehicle
control and serious personal injury. Therefore, inflation
pressures should be checked at least once a month and
always prior to long distance trips.
Pressures should be checked when tires are cold. The
tires are cold when your vehicle has been driven less
than a mile at moderate speed after being stopped for
three or more hours.
CHECKING PRESSURE WHEN TIRES
If you must add air when your tires are hot, add four
pounds per square inch (psi) (28kPa) above the recom-
mended cold air pressure. Recheck the inflation pres-
sure when the tire is cold.
For Example Only:
Gauge reading of hot tire: 32psi
If recommended pressure is: 30psi
Desired gauge reading of hot tire 30 + 4psi = 34psi
Check cold pressures as soon as possible, at least by
the next day. Never “bleed” air from hot tires as your tire
will be underinflated. Use an accurate tire gauge to
check pressures. Never allow children to air up tires.
DRIVING ON ANY TIRE THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE
CORRECT INFLATION PRESSURE IS DANGEROUS.
For replacement tires, the correct inflation pressure will be
provided by your tire dealer. If not, refer to the vehicle decal.
Underinflation produces extreme flexing of the sidewalls
and builds up heat which may result in sudden tire de-
struction and serious personal injury. Overinflating can
cause the tire to be more susceptible to impact damage.
DO NOT OVERLOAD. DRIVING ON ANY OVER-
LOADED TIRE IS DANGEROUS.Never load your
tires beyond the load carrying limits molded into the
sidewall of the tires or the maximum vehicle load limit as
shown on the vehicle tire data placard, whichever is
less. Overloading causes heat to build up which can
lead to sudden tire failure and serious personal injury.
SPEED LIMITS AND SPEED RATED
HIGH SPEED DRIVING CAN BE DANGEROUS.Never operate your vehicle in excess of lawful speeds or
the maximum speeds justified by the driving conditions.
Excessive speeds or racing can cause heat buildup in a
tire leading to possible failure and serious personal injury.
Correct inflation pressure is especially important.
However, at high speeds, even with the correct inflation
pressure, a road hazard, for example, is more difficult to
avoid and if contact is made, there is a greater chance of
causing tire damage than at the lower speed. Moreover,
driving at high speed reduces the reaction time available
to avoid accidents and bring your vehicle to a safe stop. If
you see any damage to a tire or wheel, replace it with your
spare tire and see your tire dealer at once.
Tire speed ratings do not imply that a vehicle can be
safely driven at the maximum speed for which the tire is
rated. In addition, some damages or improper repairs
may cause a speed-rated tire to lose its speed rating.
Exceeding the tire’s maximum speed rating will cause
the tire to build up excessive heat which can cause tire
damage that could result in sudden tire destruction and
rapid air loss. Failure to control a vehicle with sudden air
loss can lead to an accident. In any case, you should not
exceed reasonable speeds as indicated by the legal
limits and driving conditions.
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1 Provided by and published at the request of the tire manufacturers/warrantors.
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