TYRE PRESSURES (2/2)
Tyre safety and use of snow chains:
Refer to the information on “Tyres” in
Section 5 for the servicing conditions
and, depending on the version, the use
For your safety, please re-
spect the speed limit.
When they need to be re-
placed, only tyres of the
same make, size, type and profile
should be used on a single axle.
They must: either have a load ca-
pacity and speed rating at least
equal to those of the original
tyres, or conform to those recom-
mended by an authorised dealer.
Failure to heed these instructions
could endanger your safety and
affect your vehicle’s roadworthi-
Risk of loss of control of the ve-
In case of puncture
Depending on the vehicle, a tyre infla-
tion kit or emergency spare wheel is
provided (refer to the following pages).
The Tyre Pressure Monitor function
does not check the emergency spare
wheel (the wheel replaced by the emer-
gency spare wheel disappears from the
instrument panel display).
Refer to the information on the “Tyre
pressure monitoring system” in
If the emergency spare wheel has been stored for several years, have it \
checked by your Dealer to ensure that it is safe to use.
Vehicles fitted with an emergency spare wheel smaller than the
four other wheels:
– Never fit more than one emergency spare wheel to the same vehicle.
– Replace the emergency spare wheel as soon as possible with a wheel with \
the same dimensions as the original.
– When this is fitted to the vehicle, which must only be a temporary measu\
re, the driving speed must not exceed the speed indicated on the label on the wh\
– Fitting an emergency spare wheel may alter the way the vehicle usually r\
uns. Avoid sudden acceleration or deceleration and reduce your speed when cor-\
– If you need to use snow chains, fit the emergency spare wheel to the rea\
r axle and check the tyre pressure.
PUNCTURE/EMERGENCY SPARE WHEEL (1/3)
If the vehicle is parked on
the hard shoulder, you must
warn other road users of
your vehicle’s presence
with a warning triangle or with other
devices as per the legislation apply-
ing to the country you are in.
For safety reasons, this op-
eration must be carried out
by a specialist.
Fitting different tyres may
change your vehicle as follows:
– it may mean that your vehicle no longer conforms to current regu-
– it may change the way it handles when cornering;
– it may cause the steering to be heavy;
– It may affect the use of snow chains.
Use in winter
For safety reasons, fitting snow
chains to the rear axle is strictly for-
Chains cannot be fitted to tyres which
are larger than those originally fitted to
Snow or Winter tyres
We would recommend that these be
fitted to all four wheels to ensure that
your vehicle retains maximum adhe-
Warning : These tyres sometimes have
a specific direction of rotation and a
maximum speed index which may be
lower than the maximum speed of your
Snow chains may only be
fitted to tyres of the same
size as those originally
fitted to your vehicle.
In all cases, we would recommend
that you contact an approved Dealer
who will be able to advise you on
the choice of equipment which is
most suitable for your vehicle.
Changing a wheel
As the tyre pressure moni-
tor may take several min-
utes to correctly determine
the positions of the wheels and the
pressure values after driving, check
the tyre pressures following any op-
This type of equipment may only be
used for a limited period and as laid
down by local legislation. It is neces-
sary to observe the speed specified by
These tyres must, at a minimum, be
fitted to the two front wheels.Fitting new tyres