Use of tyre

Never use the tyre beyond the limits of the technical specifications for which it has been approved.
Certain excessive or abnormal geometrical settings for the vehicle may have an effect on the tyre’s performance.
Poor use or wrong choice of tyre can also contribute to premature wearing of certain mechanical parts.

New tyres to the REAR

When replacing just two tyres, we recommend that the new or least worn tyres are fitted to the rear axle for improved vehicle control and safety. This advice applies to front and rear wheel drive vehicles fitted with the same tyre sizes front and rear. Ensure that the tyre inflation pressures are readjusted to comply with the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations.

Specific cases:

  • 4 wheel drive vehicles:

    • We strongly recommends, just as the vehicle manufacturers, that whatever the type of 4x4 system, tyres are fitted in identical sets of 4 (same size, same range, same manufacturer reference, and the same level of wear). An exception is where the vehicle was originally fitted with different tyre sizes front to rear.

    • This recommendation is because differences in rolling circumference between the front and rear tyres could lead to premature damage of transmission components, such as a drive shaft in a part-time 4x4 system, or the centre differential in a full time or automatic 4x4 system.

To maintain similar wear levels between the front and rear tyres, it is strongly recommended to:

  • Replace all 4 tyres at the same time.

  • Periodically rotate the tyres front to rear in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.

Also, the vehicle manufacturer’s tyre pressure recommendations must be followed to avoid pressure-related differences in rolling circumference that could lead to premature damage of mechanical components.

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