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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/
Follow the vehicle owner’s manual or tire placard in
TIRE FAILURE DUE TO IMPACT DAMAGE/ IM-
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. To maintain
proper inflation pressure, frequently (at least monthly)
check tires (when they are cool) with an accurate tire
For example, it is difficult to tell just by looking at radial
tires whether they are underinflated.
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. These
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
“blowout.” It reduces tire load capacity, allows exces-
sive sidewall 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
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 tires is reduced by 10% when used on a light
truck, utility vehicle or trailer. Never fit P-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)
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 basis.
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.
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
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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 inflationpressure 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.
FOLLOW THESE ADDITIONAL
Fit newest tires on 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 perfor-
mance 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. It
is also recommended that the lower speed rated tires
be placed on the front axle regardless of which axle is
driven to help prevent potential oversteer.
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.
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.
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PASSENGER TIRES AND LIGHT TRUCK
TIRES LIMITED WARRANTY
Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corporation warrants Toyo brand
passenger tires, light truck tires and “T” Type temporary
spare tires mounted on vehicles as original equipment
for adjustable conditions as follows:
Important:In accordance with Federal Law, this war-
ranty has been designated as a “Limited Warranty.”
Nothing in this limited warranty is intended to be a
representation that tire failures cannot occur:
WHAT IS COVERED BY THE LIMITED
Toyo brand passenger tires, light truck tires and full size
spare tires are warranted for adjustable conditions for
the new, original usable tread until worn down to the
tread wear indicators (2/32nds of an inch of tread
remaining) or for 60 months from the date of purchase
(as verified by a copy of the original new vehicle pur-
chase invoice) , whichever comes first. In the event the
original new vehicle purchase invoice is unavailable, the
DOT serial number will be used to determine eligibility.
See “What Is Not Covered” listed below. Presence of a
manufacturing anomaly is not necessarily required to
qualify for adjustment. (1) When 25% or less of the original usable tread
of a radial tire has been worn, the tire will be
replaced with a comparable new Toyo tire free
of charge, including mounting and balancing.
The original usable tread is the original tread
down to the level of the tread wear indicators
(2/32nds of an inch of tread remaining) . Ad-
justments for ride disturbances or vibration,
which cannot be corrected by balancing, are
only adjustable in the first 25% of usable tread
(a set of four tires will not be accepted for ride
disturbance) . Service charges or any applicable
taxes are payable by you.
(2) When more than 25% of the original usable tread of a radial tire has been worn, the user
must pay for the cost of a comparable new
Toyo replacement tire based on the amount of
tread used. This is calculated by dividing the
number of 32nds of an inch used by the origi-
nal usable tread depth and multiplying by the
actual current dealer selling price. The original
usable tread is the original tread down to the
level of the tread wear indicators (2/32nds of
an inch of tread remaining) . Service charges or
any applicable taxes are payable by you. (3) The tires must be used in normal highway ser-
vice on the vehicle they were originally installed,
used in non-commercial service and in accor-
dance 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.
“T” TYPE TEMPORARY SPARE TIRE
If an examination by Toyo shows that the “T” Type
temporary spare tire does not conform to this limited
warranty, it will be replaced with a comparable new Toyo
tire by an authorized Toyo dealer as follows:
(1) When 50% or less of the original usable tread has been worn, the tire will be replaced with a
comparable new Toyo tire free of charge.
Mounting and balancing, service charges or
any applicable taxes are payable by you.
(2) When more than 50% of the original usable tread has been worn, you must pay for the cost
of a comparable new Toyo replacement tire
based on the amount of tread used. Mounting
and balancing, service charges or any appli-
cable taxes are payable by you.
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(3) Limited warranty duration is the life of the origi-nal usable tread (down to 2/32nds of an inch of
tread remaining) or for 60 months from the date
of purchase (as verified by a copy of the origi-
nal new vehicle purchase invoice) , whichever
comes first. In the event the original new ve-
hicle purchase invoice is unavailable, the DOT
serial number will be used to determine
TEMPORARY SPARE TIRE SAFETY
The spare tire your car is equipped with may be of a
different size and construction from the other tires on
your vehicle. When using any temporary type spare tire,
be sure to follow the vehicle manufacturer’s instruc-
tions. FAILURE TO OBSERVE RECOMMENDED PRE-
CAUTIONS COULD LEAD TO ERRATIC VEHICLE
BEHAVIOR AND/OR TIRE DAMAGE POSSIBLY RE-
SULTING IN AN ACCIDENT.
(1) A “T” Type temporary spare tire is designed for temporary use only. It must not be used as a
standard tire continuously. The temporary
spare tire should be returned to the trunk as
soon as it is convenient to have your standard
tire repaired or replaced.
(2) “T” Type temporary spare tires should NOT BE used for speeds exceeding 50 miles per hour.
(3) NEVER use chains on “T” Type temporary spare tires because it could cause damage to
your vehicle. (4) When you replace the temporary spare tire,
replace it only with the same type of tire.
(5) Check inflation pressure before use. Failure to have proper inflation pressure when using your
spare tire can result in serious personal injury
or death. Maintain inflation pressure of 35 psi
for the temporary full size spare and 60 psi for
the “T” Type, high pressure, temporary spare
tire. When inflating or adding air to a “T” Type
temporary spare tire, be very careful since the
smaller tire volume can gain pressure much
more rapidly than a normal full size tire.
(6) Placing (mounting) your temporary use tire on a wheel which is not specifically designed for
use with the temporary use tire or placing an-
other type tire on your temporary use wheel
can be dangerous. Your vehicle’s handling
characteristics can be seriously affected. You
could have an accident resulting in serious
personal injury or death. Consult your vehicle
Owner’s Manual for proper use of your “tem-
porary use” spare tire.
(7) The “T” Type high pressure temporary spare tire should not be used with any other wheel
nor should standard tires, snow tires, wheel
covers or trim rings be used on the high pres-
sure spare tire wheel. (8) Do not operate your vehicle with more than
one temporary spare in use (this does not ap-
ply to a full size spare) and only at limited
speeds and distances as indicated on the
sidewall of the tire.
(9) The “T” Type temporary spare tire may lower ground clearance when used. Avoid driving
over large obstacles and other road hazards.
Check your vehicle Owner’s Manual for other
special clearance precautions when using the
“T” Type temporary spare tire provided in your
(10) Follow the maintenance recommendations and safety warnings contained in the Owner’s
Manual and in the Important Tire Safety Infor-
mation section of this booklet.
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WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS
(1)Mileage is not warranted.
(2) Damage due to road hazards, whether repair- able or not (such as cut, snag, bruise, impact
break, bulge, puncture, improper use of tire
chains, stone drill, chip, scale) . These types of
damages or air loss always require tire re-
moval and inspection by a qualified tire
(3) Irregular tread wear or rapid tread wear due to failure to rotate the tires at recommended in-
tervals or from vehicle misalignment.
(4) Damage resulting from improper repair materi- als or procedures such as rope type plugs.
Toyo does not warrant any inspection or repair
process. The repair is entirely the responsibil-
ity of the repairer and should be made in ac-
cordance with procedures as specified by the
Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) .
(5) Damage from incorrect mounting or dismount- ing of the tire, incorrect wheel size, water or
other material trapped inside the tire during
mounting or failure to balance the tires. (6) Damage or uneven tread wear from incorrect
inflation, overloading, fire, theft, defective me-
chanical conditions such as brakes, shocks,
rims, wreck or collision, misuse,
misapplication, negligence, willful damage or
abuse, vandalism, tire alteration, tire spinning,
racing or competition purposes.
(7) Damage, corrosion or rubber deterioration due to the use of oil-based chemicals, water-
based sealers, balancing substances, or flam-
(8) Uniformity problems such as ride, balance and vibration complaints after the first 25% of
(9) Replacement of four (4) or more tires from the same vehicle will not be accepted for ride dis-
turbance complaints i.e. vibration, out of
round, out of balance, pulling, noise, due to
the unlikely event of multiple tires with unifor-
(10) Claims for weather/ozone cracking after 5 years from the date of manufacture.
(11) Any tire which has been run with low air pres- sure or while flat.
(12) Tires used in commercial service.
(13) Tires on vehicles regularly operated outside the United States. (14) Claims made by anyone other than the original
retail purchaser of the vehicle.
(15) Tires with the D.O.T. identification number re- moved or rendered illegible.
(16) Any tire not presented and available for Toyo’s inspection.
(17) Any tire for which mileage and tire rotation records are not available or verifiable.
(18) Any tires worn beyond the wear bars (less than 2/32nds of an inch of tread remaining) .
(19) Tires not supplied as original equipment on new vehicles (refer to Owner’s Manual for
(20) “T” Type temporary spare tires used at speeds over 50 miles per hour, exhibiting such
(21) Dealer service charges are not covered for routine or required maintenance of the tires
such as alignments, rotation or balancing.
(22) The cost of applicable federal, state and local taxes and fees.
(23) Retreaded passenger and light truck tires are not warranted.
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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.
* Provided by and published at the request of the tire
Objects 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 underinflated or
damaged, deflate, 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 specified by the Rubber Manu-
facturers 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. Mismatched tires
and rims can explode during mounting. Also, mis-
matched 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 de-
signed 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 qualified 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 leakage. 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 rat-
ings 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
Improper mounting and inflation 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, intro-
duce a flammable substance into a tire.
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WHEEL ALIGNMENT AND BALANCING
Wheel 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 align-
ment or balance. These conditions not only shorten the
life of your tires, but adversely affect the handling char-
acteristics of your vehicle which could be dangerous. If
you detect irregular wear or vibration, have your align-
ment and balance checked immediately. Tires which
have been run underinflated will show more wear on the
shoulders than in the center of the tread.
You must inspect your tires after any hard braking cir-
cumstances or after tires have slid on the pavement.
This can cause a flat spot in a section of the tire tread.
Never 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 exces-
sive wheel spin. In such conditions, with automatic
transmission vehicles, by accelerating the engine ex-
cessively, it is possible to spin one of the drive tiresbeyond its speed capability. This is also true when
balancing a drive tire/wheel assembly using the engine
of the vehicle to spin the wheel.
Tires 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 haz-
ards. 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.
Never 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
For 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 con-
struction (Radial or Bias Ply) . Before mixing tires ofdifferent types on a vehicle in any configuration, be sure
to check the vehicle OWNER’S MANUAL for its recom-
Tires which meet the Rubber Manufacturer’s Associa-
tion (RMA) definition 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 equip-
ment tires. Always fit performance snow tires in sets of
four (4) for optimum mud & snow traction and mainte-
nance 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 OWN-
ER’S MANUAL before mixing or matching tires on
4-wheel drive vehicles as this may require special pre-
Please refer to your OWNER’S MANUAL for more
information on tire replacement precautions.
Tires 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
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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. Some vehicles
have different tire sizes specified for front and rear axles.
Tires on these vehicles should not be rotated side to
side (unless they are non-directional) . Where a tempo-
rary type spare tire is available, it should not be included
in the tire rotation schedule. Such tires are intended for
temporary use only.
REPLACING TWO TIRES
If your vehicle was originally equipped with four tires that
were the same size and you are only replacing two of the
four tires, install the new tires on the rear axle. Placing
new tires on the front axle may cause loss of vehicle
control in some driving conditions and cause an acci-
dent and personal injury.
If 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 inflation pressure or the tire load
rating be exceeded. Check the tire decal and your
OWNER’S MANUAL for further recommendations on
Do not perform any alterations on your tires. Alterations
may prevent proper performance, leading to tire dam-
age, which can result in an accident. Tires which be-
come unserviceable due to alterations such as truing,
whitewall inlays, addition of balancing or sealant liquids,
may be excluded from warranty coverage. Consult your
HIGH PRESSURE TEMPORARY SPARE
1) The high-pressure spare tire in your Nissanvehicle 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 stan-
dard tire can be repaired or replaced.
5) Because the high-pressure spare tire was spe- cifically designed for your car, it should not be
used on any other vehicle. 6) Do not use snow chains on your high-pressure
spare. This could cause damage to your
7) Check the tire’s cold inflation pressure monthly and maintain at 60psi (4.2kg/cm2) even when
not in use.
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
9) When the tread wear indicator appears on the tire, replace it only with the same type spare
10) Do not enter an automatic carwash with a tem- porary spare tire fitted.
11) Do not make a sharp turn or apply the brakes suddenly when driving on a high-pressure tem-
Note: When using any temporary type spare
tire, be sure to follow the vehicle OWN-
ER’S MANUAL instructions.
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