tire size NISSAN ALTIMA HYBRID 2008 L32A / 4.G Warranty Booklet
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ELIGIBILITYYou are covered under the terms of this warranty if you
are the ﬁ rst retail purchaser or authorized agent of the ﬁ rst
retail purchaser of any new Bridgestone or Firestone tire
bearing the Bridgestone or Firestone name and Department
of Transportation (DOT) assigned identiﬁ cation number,
produced after July 3, 1994 (274) , and if your tire has been
used only on the vehicle on which it was originally installed
in non-commercial service and is of a size equivalent to or
greater than that speciﬁ ed by the vehicle’s manufacturer.
WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS & FOR
If, (i) before wearing down to 2/32nds of an inch of tread
depth remaining (i.e., worn down to the top of the built-in
indicators in the tread grooves) , (ii) before 6 years from
the date of purchase (proof of purchase required) , or (iii)
before 6 years from the date of manufacture (whichever
occurs ﬁ rst) , any Bridgestone or Firestone tire covered
by this warranty becomes unusable for any reason within
the manufacturer’s control, such tire will be replaced with
an equivalent Bridgestone or Firestone tire on the basis
set forth below.
WHAT THE WARRANTY DOES NOT
1. Tire damage or irregular wear due to: A. Road Hazards.
Including, without limitation, puncture, cut, impact break, bruise, bulge, snag, etc.
B. Continued use while run ﬂ at or under acute under- inﬂ ation. C. Improper Use or Operation.
Including, without limitation, improper inﬂ ation
pressure, overloading, use of an improper rim,
vehicle misalignment, tire/wheel assembly imbalance
or other vehicle conditions, worn suspension
components, improper mounting or demounting,
misuse, misapplication, negligence, tire spinning,
tire chain damage, chemical contamination, ﬁ re
or other externally generated heat, water or other
material trapped inside the tire during mounting, tire
alteration, racing or competition purposes, improper
insertion of sealant, balance or ﬁ ller materials.
D. Improper Repair.
2. Ride disturbance claims submitted after 1/32nd inch of treadwear or for 4 or more tires from the same
3. The cost of applicable federal, state, and local taxes.
4. Tires purchased and normally used outside the continental United States.
5. Claims for weather/ozone cracking after 4 years from the date of purchase (proof of purchase required) or
if not known, 4 years from the date of manufacture.
6. Failure to observe any of the safety and maintenance precautions contained in the “Important Tire Safety
Information” section of this booklet.
This warranty is in addition to and/or may be limited by any
other applicable written warranty concerning special tires
or situations you may have received.
“LIMITED WARRANTY” Bridgestone
and Firestone Brand Passenger & Light
Radial passenger and light truck tires adjusted under this
warranty will be replaced free of charge during the ﬁ rst 25%
of treadwear or within the ﬁ rst 12 months after purchase
(Proof of Purchase and Purchase Date are required) ,
whichever occurs ﬁ rst.
During the free replacement period, mounting and balancing
are included free of charge.
After the free replacement period, to determine the
replacement price, the percent of used treadwear is
multiplied by the owner-user’s regular buying price. Taxes,
mounting, balancing, and other service charges will be
added to the adjustment replacement price.
IN CANADA, the tire will be adjusted at dealerships
(subject always to dealer discretion) at a predetermined
Replacement Warranty . If you receive a tire under this
warranty, it will be covered by the warranty then given
on that tire.
Where to go. See your Bridgestone or Firestone retailer
listed in Yellow Pages under Tire Dealers-Retail.
CONSUMER RIGHTSThis warranty gives you speciﬁ c legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state and
in Canada from province to province.
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CONDITIONS & EXCLUSIONSTO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BRIDGESTONE/
FIRESTONE, INC. DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ANY
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF TIME, OR LOSS
OF VEHICLE USE, OR INCONVENIENCE.
Some states do no allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation
or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty applies only to consumers actually using
the tire in the United States and Canada. For warranty
conditions outside the United States and Canada, see your
local Bridgestone or Firestone distributor.
Obligations under this policy may not be enlarged or
altered by anyone.
Important: In accordance with Federal Law, this warranty
has been designated as a “Limited Warranty”. Nothing
in this warranty is intended to be a representation that
tire failures cannot occur. This warranty is given by
Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., One Bridgestone Park,
Nashville, TN 37214 and in Canada by Bridgestone
Canada, Inc., 5770 Hurontario St. Suite 400, Mississauga,
Ontario, Canada L5R 3G5.
OWNER-USER’S OBLIGATIONIt is owner-user’s obligation to operate tires within tire
load and speciﬁ cation limits and at cold air pressures speciﬁ ed by your vehicle manufacturer for load and speed
according to individual tire size, type, and load capacity.
It is also the owner-user’s obligation to maintain proper
alignment of wheels, and to maintain proper tire/wheel
In case of adjustment claim, owner-user must present the
tire to a Bridgestone or Firestone retailer, complete and
sign the customer section of the Bridgestone/Firestone,
Inc. warranty claim form, and pay appropriate replacement
price, taxes and service charges.
We strongly recommend that you have your Bridgestone or
Firestone retailer inspect tires any time you notice irregular
or uneven treadwear or every 5,000 miles or at vehicle
manufacturer’s recommended mileage, if sooner.
Note: For your convenience, your nearest authorized
Nissan Dealership will also assist you with your Tire
Service Requirements or in obtaining tire warranty
service from the tire manufacturer.
THE WARRANTORThe warrantor of Bridgestone and Firestone tires is:
Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., ATTN: Technical Services,
One Bridgestone Park, Nashville, TN 37214.
For Customer Assistance:
SAFETY INFORMATIONAny tire, no matter how well constructed, may fail in
use as a result of punctures, impact damage, improper
inﬂ ation, 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 recommend 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
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personal injury to you or a bystander. Never exceed 35
mph/60 km/h as indicated on your speedometer. Use a
gentle backward and forward rocking motion to free your
vehicle for continued driving. Never stand near or behind a
tire spinning at high speed as, for example, while attempting
to push a vehicle that is stuck or when an on-the-car spin
balance machine is in use.
DO CHECK YOUR TIRES FOR WEARAlways 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 susceptible
SIDEWALL TREATMENTSDunlop sidewalls are specially compounded to resist ozone
cracking or weather-cracking.
Use a mild soap solution to clean sidewalls, white striping
or lettering, and rinse off with plain water. Instruct service
per-sonnel and customers never to apply any other material
to enhance sidewall appearance. These may degrade rubber
and remove inherent ozone resistance.
DO CHECK YOUR TIRES FOR DAMAGEFrequent 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 innertube as a substitute for a
proper repair. Only qualiﬁ ed persons should repair tires.
PROPER TIRE REPAIRNOTE : Dunlop does 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) procedures.
DON’T ATTEMPT TO MOUNT
YOUR OWN TIRES
Serious injury may result from explosion of tire/rim
assembly due to improper mounting procedures. Follow
tire manufacturer’s instructions and match tire diameter
to rim 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 mount tires.
DON’T MIX TIRES OF DIFFERENT SIZES
AND TYPES ON THE SAME AXLE
For optimum handling and control, Dunlop recommends
ﬁ tment of four (4) tires of the same type and size unless
otherwise speciﬁ ed by the vehicle manufacturer.
FOLLOW THESE ADDITIONAL
Fit newest tires on rear axle. If radials and non-radials must
be ﬁ tted to the same vehicle, ﬁ t radials on rear axle. Never
mix radials and non-radials on the same axle. When ﬁ tting
snow tires or all-season tires to performance vehicles,
always ﬁ t in sets for four. Do not ﬁ t tires with different
Use of lift kits with some vehicle/tire combinations can
cause instability. When changing tire sizes, always consult
dealer for optimum rim width and carefully check vehicle/tire
RETREADED TIRESRetreaded passenger and light truck tires are not warranted
by Dunlop for any reason. Dunlop speed ratings and U.S.
Department of Transportation test compliance certiﬁ cations
are voided for retreaded tires.
DO MAINTAIN VEHICLE SUSPENSION,
WHEEL ALIGNMENT AND BALANCE
AND ROTATE YOUR TIRES
Lack of rotation, worn suspension parts, underinﬂ ation/over-
inﬂ ation, wheel imbalance, and misalignment can cause
vibration or irregular tire wear. Rotate your tires according
to your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations or at
maximum intervals of 6,000 miles/10,000 km.
SPARE TIRES IMPORTANT SAFETY
• Limit vehicle speed when using the lightweight temporary spare tire to 50 mph/80 km/h or less.
• Check the inﬂ ation pressure before using and at least weekly. Maintain cold tire pressure in accordance with
that molded on the tire sidewall or found in your vehicle
owner’s manual. When inﬂ ating or adding air to light-
weight temporary spare tire, be very careful, since the
smaller tire volume can gain pressure quickly. Leave
valve core in place and add inﬂ ation air in short bursts.
Check the pressure often with an in-line or hand gauge
until the speciﬁ ed pressure is reached.
• The lightweight temporary spare tire may lower ground clear-ance when used. Reduce speed and avoid driving
over large obstacles or through chuckholes and other
• Check your car owner’s manual for other special clearance precautions when using the lightweight
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temporary spare tire provided in your vehicle.
• Because your lightweight temporary spare tire was speciﬁ cally designed for your car, it should not be used
on any other vehicle.
• Do not use snow chains on your lightweight temporary spare tire. This could cause damage to your vehicle.
• Your lightweight temporary spare has very limited wear potential (up to 300 miles/500 km) .
• In order to conserve tire treadlife, the lightweight temporary spare tire should be returned to your trunk
as soon as the standard tire has been repaired or
replaced. Never use the spare if treadwear indicator
(TWI) bars are exposed or it is worn to the last 2/32"
• Do not use your original equipment lightweight temporary spare tire on any other than its original
equipment rim. The replacement lightweight temporary
spare tire must match the original equipment tire
removed from your lightweight temporary spare rim.
Check the tire for the lightweight temporary spare tire
size marking designation and compare size markings
with those found on both your original lightweight
temporary spare and rim.
NOTE: Your original equipment lightweight temporary
spare tire and rim combination is not the same size as the
other tires and rims with which your vehicle is equipped.
Standard tires, snow tires, conventional wheel covers or
rim rings should not be ﬁ tted to your lightweight temporary
spare tire rim or assembly.
• Improper mounting can cause tire/rim assembly explosion and serious injury. Tire Fitters: Follow tire
manufacturer’s instructions and match tire diameter to
rim diameter. Mount the lightweight temporary spare
tire only on a rim originally ﬁ tted with a temporary spare
of the same size. Lubricate beads and rim contact
surfaces. Lock assembly on mounting machine or
place in a safety cage. STAND BACK; inﬂ ate in short
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bursts with extension hose, clip-on chuck on in-line
gauge. Never exceed 40 psi to seat beads or use
a volatile substance or a rubber “donut” to aid bead
seating. Only specially trained persons should mount
lightweight temporary spare tires.
Dunlop brand tires are serviced by The Goodyear Tire &
Rubber Company and Goodyear Canada Inc. through
authorized Dunlop outlets.
You must go to an authorized Dunlop outlet for replacement
tires and all warranty service.
THE WARRANTOR The warrantor of Dunlop tires is Goodyear/Dunlop N.A.
Limited at 1144 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44136-
FOR SERVICE ASSISTANCE OR
• FIRST CONTACT THE NEAREST DUNLOP RETAILER.
• IF ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED: IN THE UNITED STATES:
Call (800) 321-2136, or write:
Goodyear/Dunlop Consumer Relations Dept. 728
1144 East Market Street, Akron, OH 44316-0001 IN CANADA:
Call (800) 387-3288, or write:
Goodyear/Dunlop Consumer Relations Department 450 Kipling Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M8Z 5E1
SAFETY WARNINGSSerious injury or property damage may result from:
• TIRE FAILURE DUE TO UNDERINFLATION/ OVERLOADING:
Follow the owner’s manual, tire placard in vehicle, or Important Tire Safety Information located in this
• EXPLOSION OF TIRE/RIM ASSEMBLY DUE TO IMPROPER MOUNTING:
Only specially trained persons should mount tires.
• FAILURE TO MOUNT RADIAL TIRES ON APPROVED RIMS.
• FAILURE TO DEFLATE SINGLE OR DUAL ASSEMBLIES COMPLETELY BEFORE DEMOUNTING.
• TIRE SPINNING 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. PERSONAL INJURY
AND SEVERE DAMAGE MAY RESULT FROM
EXCESSIVE WHEEL SPINNING, INCLUDING TIRE
DISINTEGRATION OR AXLE FAILURE.
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PASSENGER TIRES AND LIGHT TRUCK
TIRES LIMITED WARRANTY
Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corporation warrants Toyo brand
passenger tires and light truck tires mounted on vehicles as
original equipment for adjustable conditions as follows:
1. What is covered by the warranty:
Toyo brand passenger and light truck tires are warranted for adjustable conditions other than those listed under
“What Is Not Covered” for the new original usable
tread down to the treadwear indicators (2/32nd"
tread remaining) or for 60 months from the date of
manufacture, whichever comes ﬁ rst. The DOT serial
number on the sidewall of the tire will be used to
determine date of manufacture. This time limit does
not apply to Toyo temporary spare tires. Presence of
a manufacturing anomaly is not necessarily required to
qualify for adjustment.
(A) When less than 25% of the original usable tread
of a radial tire, or less than 50% of the original
usable tread of a temporary spare tire has been
worn, the tire will be replaced with a new Toyo tire
free of charge, including mounting and balancing.
(Adjustments for ride disturbances or vibration,
which cannot be corrected by balancing are only
adjustable in the ﬁ rst 25% of usable tread.) Service
charges or any applicable taxes are payable by
(B) When more than 25% of the original usable tread
of a radial tire, or more than 50% of the original
usable tread of a temporary spare tire has been worn
the user must pay for the cost of a replacement
tire based on the amount of tread used. This is calculated by dividing the number of 32nds of an
inch used by the original usable tread depth and
multiplying by the actual current dealer selling price.
Service charges or any applicable taxes are payable
2. What is not covered by the warranty: (A) Mileage is not warranted.
(B) Damage due to road hazards whether repairable or not (such as cuts, snags, bruises, impact or
punctures, improper tire chains) .
(C) Irregular tread wear or rapid tread wear due to failure to rotate the tires at recommended intervals, or from
(D) Damage resulting from improper repair materials or procedures.
(E) Damage from incorrect mounting or dismounting of the tire, incorrect wheel size, or failure to balance
(F) D amage or uneven tread wear from incorrect
inﬂ ation, overloading, ﬁ re, theft, defective mechanical
conditions such as brakes, shocks, rims, wreck or
collision, and willful damage or abuse.
(G) Damage, corrosion, or rubber deterioration due to the use of oil-based chemicals, water-based sealers,
balancing substances, or ﬂ ammable gases.
(H) Ride, balance, or vibration complaints after the ﬁ rst 25% of tread wear.
(I) Minor surface blemishes due to weathering and normal wear and tear which do not affect the
serviceability of the tire. (J) Any tire which has been run to destruction while
ﬂ a t .
(K) Tires used in commercial service.
(L) Claims after 5 years from the date the tire was manufactured.
(M) Tires on vehicles normally operated outside the United States.
(N) Claims made by anyone other than the original retail purchaser of the vehicle.
(O) Tires with the D.O.T. identiﬁ cation number removed or rendered illegible, or branded "used".
(P) Any claim where the tire is not presented and available for Toyo's inspection.
(Q) Any tire for which mileage and tire rotation records are not available or veriﬁ able.
(R) Any tires worn beyond the wear bars (less than 2/32" remaining tread) .
(S) Temporary spare tires used at speeds over 50 miles per hour.
(T) Dealer service charges are not covered for routine or required maintenance of the tires such as alignments
The consumer is responsible for proper tire care and
(1) Tires must be rotated every 7,500 miles or sooner if upon inspection, irregular or erratic tread wear is
beginning to appear. Keep a record of the rotation.
(2) The consumer must maintain the recommended
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TREAD WEAR INDICATORS (WEAR BARS): Tires
contain Tread Wear Indicators (Wear Bars) in the
grooves of the tire tread which show up when only
2/32nds of an inch (1.6mm) of tread is remaining. At
this stage, your tires must be replaced. Tires worn
beyond this stage are dangerous.
HAZARDSObjects in the road that threaten a tire should be safely
avoided. These objects are potholes, glass, metal, rocks,
wood debris and the like. Unavoidable contact should
prompt a thorough tire inspection.
You may not always recall hitting an object that can damage
or injure your tires. If while driving your vehicle experiences
any unusual vibrations, ride disturbance or noise and/or
you suspect that possible damage to the tires or vehicle
has occurred. DO NOT JAM OR LOCK YOUR BRAKES!
Rather reduce your speed and drive with caution until you
can safely pull off the road. Stop and inspect the tires. If
the tire is underinﬂ ated or damaged, deﬂ ate, remove the
tire and rim assembly and replace it with your spare. If you
cannot detect a cause, have the vehicle towed to the nearest
vehicle or tire dealer to have the vehicle inspected.
REPAIRING, MOUNTING AND
DEMOUNTING OF TIRES
Do not attempt to repair, mount or demount a
tire yourself. Tire changing can be dangerous and
must be done by professionally trained persons using
proper tools and procedures as speciﬁ ed by the Rubber
Manufacturers Association (RMA) . Follow these
mounting recommendations. Your tires should be
mounted on wheels of correct size and type and which are
in good, clean condition. Bent, chipped or rusted wheels
may cause tire damage. The inside of the tire must be free from foreign materials. Have your dealer check the
wheels before mounting new tires.
and rims can explode during mounting. Also, mismatched
tires and rims can result in dangerous tire failure on the
road. If a tire is mounted by error on the wrong-sized rim,
do not remount it on the proper rim - scrap it. It may be
damaged internally (which is not externally visible) by being
dangerously stretched and could fail on the highway.
Old valves may leak. When new tubeless tires are mounted,
have new valves of the correct type installed. Tubeless tires
must be mounted only on wheels designed for tubeless
tires, i.e., wheels which have safety humps or ledges.
Never perform a temporary repair, use an innertube or
inject sealant as a permanent substitute for a proper
repair. Only qualiﬁ ed persons should repair tires.
Be sure that all your valves have suitable valve caps. This
will keep valve cores clean and clear and guard against
REPAIRS - WHENEVER POSSIBLE, SEE A TIRE
DEALER AT ONCE. Some tire manufacturers do not
warrant any inspection or repair process. The repair is
entirely the responsibility of the repairer. Punctures in the
tread of a passenger tire which do not exceed 1/4 of an inch
(6mm) in diameter can usually be repaired by following the
Rubber Manufacturer's Association (RMA) Passenger and
Light Truck Repair procedures. Contact the manufacturer of
your tires for its position and assistance as to the acceptable
location for a proper repair and the repair of speed rated
tires. Do not use plug repairs. They may cause further
damage to the tire. They are not always air tight and
the plug may fail. Do not exceed posted speed limits on
any repaired tire. Certain tire manufacturers speed ratings are voided if the tire is repaired.
Although a tire was properly repaired, internal structural
damage resulting from the puncture may have occurred.
Sometime later the damage may cause the tire to be
removed from service.
If the tire has a puncture in the tread which exceeds 1/4 inch
(6mm) , the tire must be replaced. If any tire has sustained a
puncture, have the tire inspected internally by a tire dealer
for possible damage that may have occurred.
Improper mounting and inﬂ ation procedures can cause an
explosion of the tire/rim assembly. Only specially trained
persons should perform these tasks. Contact your tire store
or dealer for assistance.
CAUTION - Never, under any circumstance,
introduce a ﬂ ammable substance into a tire.
WHEEL ALIGNMENT AND BALANCINGWheel alignment and balancing are important for safety
and maximum mileage from your tires. Check how your
tires are wearing at least once a month. If your tires are
wearing unevenly, such as the inside shoulder of the tire
wearing faster than the rest of the tread, or if you detect
excessive vibration, your vehicle may be out of alignment
or balance. These conditions not only shorten the life of
your tires, but adversely affect the handling characteristics
of your vehicle which could be dangerous. If you detect
irregular wear or vibration, have your alignment and
balance checked immediately. Tires which have been run
underinﬂ ated will show more wear on the shoulders than
in the center of the tread.
* Provided by and published at the request of the tire manufacturers/warrantors.
IMPORTANT TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION*
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HARD BRAKINGYou must inspect your tires after any hard braking
circumstances or after tires have slid on the pavement. This
can cause a ﬂ at spot in a section of the tire tread.
TIRE SPINNINGNever spin your tires above a speedometer reading of 35
mph (55 km/h) if your vehicle becomes stuck. The centrifugal
force generated by the free spinning tire/wheel assembly
may cause a sudden tire explosion, resulting in vehicle
damage and/or serious personal injury or death. Never
allow anyone to stand near or behind a tire spinning at
high speed while attempting to push a vehicle that is stuck.
When in mud, sand, snow, ice or other slippery conditions,
do not indulge in excessive wheel spin. In such conditions,
with automatic transmission vehicles, by accelerating the
engine excessively, it is possible to spin one of the drive
tires beyond its speed capability. This is also true when
balancing a drive tire/wheel assembly using the engine of
the vehicle to spin the wheel.
TIRE TREADTires must be replaced when the depth of the tread
reaches 2/32 inch (1.6 mm) . Tires are manufactured with
tread wear indicators molded into the tire grooves which
indicate tread wearout. As tires approximate 2/32 inch (1.6
mm) wearout, the tread gauge becomes thinner and more
vulnerable to the effects of road hazards. Also, worn tires
are more subject to hydroplaning, which can cause loss
of control. Therefore, visual tire inspection becomes more
crucial as the tires wear out.
WORN TIRESNever drive on worn tires. Tires should be replaced by trained
personnel when 2/32nds of an inch tread depth remains,
as indicated by the tread wear indicators molded into the
tread grooves. In most states, it is illegal to drive with less
than 2/32nds of an inch of tread remaining.
TIRE MIXINGFor best performance select tires similar in size and load
rating to the original equipment tires. It is recommended
that the same size and type of tire be used on all four
wheel positions. In certain tires, casing ply material and
ply construction may vary as indicated on the sidewall of
the tire. When changing or replacing tires, it is preferred
that all four tires are the same construction type (i.e., High
Performance, All Season, Mud & Snow) and construction
(Radial or Bias Ply) . Before mixing tires of different types on
a vehicle in any conﬁ guration, be sure to check the vehicle
owner’s manual for its recommendations.
Tires which meet the Rubber Manufacturer's Association
(RMA) deﬁ nition of mud and snow tires are marked M/S,
M+S, M&S. On such tires, this designation is molded
into the sidewall. Tires without this notation are not
recommended for mud and/or snow driving.
If snow tires are needed, it is necessary to select tires
equivalent in size and load rating to the original equipment
tires. Always ﬁ t performance snow tires in sets of four
(4) for optimum mud & snow traction and maintenance
of vehicle handling characteristics. If you do not, it may
adversely affect the safety and handling of your vehicle.
It is also important to check the vehicle owner’s manual
before mixing or matching tires on 4-wheel drive vehicles
as this may require special precautions. Please refer to your Owner’s Manual for more information
on tire replacement precautions.
TIRE ROTATIONTires on your Nissan vehicle should be rotated every 7,500
miles or as irregular wear develops. If irregular wear becomes
apparent or if the wear rate on the tires is perceptibly uneven,
the tires should be rotated in such a way to alleviate the
problem. Check your vehicle for any mechanical problems
and correct if necessary. Any rotation pattern or procedure
may be followed including those indicated in the Owner’s
Manual. Some tires have arrows on the sidewall showing
the direction in which the tire should turn. When rotating
this type of tire, care must be taken to maintain the proper
turning direction as indicated by the arrows.
have different tire sizes speciﬁ ed for front and rear axles.
Tires on these vehicles should not be rotated side to side
(unless they are directional) . Where a temporary type
spare tire is available, it should not be included in the tire
rotation schedule. Such tires are intended for temporary
use only. Whenever only two tires are replaced, the new
tires should be put on the rear axle of vehicles equipped
with the same size tire on all four wheel positions .
* Provided by and published at the request of the tire manufacturers/warrantors.
IMPORTANT TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION*
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TRAILER TOWINGIf you anticipate towing a trailer, you should see a tire dealer
for advice concerning the correct size of tire and pressure.
Tire size and pressure will depend on the type and size
of the trailer and hitch utilized, but in no case must the
maximum cold inﬂ ation pressure or the tire load rating be
exceeded. Check the tire decal and your Owner’s Manual
for further recommendations on trailer towing.
TIRE ALTERATIONSDo not perform any alterations on your tires. Alterations may
prevent proper performance, leading to tire damage, which
can result in an accident. Tires which become unserviceable
due to alterations such as truing, whitewall inlays, addition
of balancing or sealant liquids, may be excluded from
warranty coverage. Consult your tire warranty.
HIGH PRESSURE TEMPORARY SPARE
1) The high-pressure spare tire in your Nissan vehicle is designed for temporary use only and must not be used
continually as a regular tire. The standard tire should
be repaired and/or replaced as soon as possible.
2) Avoid driving over obstacles that may damage the tire through impact or cutting, such as potholes, glass,
metal, etc. 3) Speed must not exceed 50MPH (80km/h) for non-
speed-rated temporary spare tires.
4) Temporary spare tires have a limited treadlife which can vary depending on road conditions and your
driving habits. The spare tire should be returned to
the trunk as soon as the standard tire can be repaired
5) Because the high-pressure spare tire was speciﬁ cally designed for your car, it should not be used on any
6) Do not use snow chains on your high-pressure spare.
This could cause damage to your vehicle.
7) Check the tire’s cold inﬂ ation pressure monthly and maintain at 60psi (4.2kg/cm
2) even when not in
8) The high-pressure spare tire should not be used with any other rim nor should standard tires, wheel covers,
or trim rings be used on the high-pressure spare tire
rim which was originally installed.
9) When the tread wear indicator appears on the tire, replace it only with the same type spare tire.
10) Do not enter an automatic carwash with a temporary spare tire ﬁ tted.
11) Do not make a sharp turn or apply the brakes suddenly when driving on a high-pressure temporary spare.
Note: When using any temporary type spare tire, be sure to
follow the vehicle Owner’s Manual instructions.
TIRE STORAGEAll tires should be stored in a cool dry place indoors so that
there is no danger of water collecting inside them.
When tires are stored they should be stored in a cool place
away from sources of heat and ozone such as hot pipes
and electric generators. Be sure that surfaces on which
tires are stored are clean and free from grease, gasoline
or other substances which could deteriorate the rubber.
(Tires exposed to these materials during storage or driving
could be subject to sudden failure.)
To Avoid Damage to your Tires and
• Check tire pressure at least once a month when
tires are cold and before long trips.
• Do not underinﬂ ate/overinﬂ ate.
• Do not overload.
• Drive at moderate speeds, observe legal limits.
• Avoid driving over potholes, obstacles, curbs or
edges of pavement.
• Avoid excessive wheel spinning.
• If you see any damage to a tire, replace with spare
and see the tire manufacturer’s dealer or your
For further information, the Consumer Tire Guide on
passenger tire care, safety and mileage performance is
available in the United States by writing the Tire Industry
Safety Council, Box 1801, Washington, D.C. 20013.
* Provided by and published at the request of the tire manufacturers/warrantors.
IMPORTANT TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION*