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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