TIRE CARE - rotation, inflation, inspection and alignment


SAFETY WARNING

Disregarding any of the safety precautions and instructions provided with these products may result in tire failure or explosion causing serious personal injury or death!

INFLATION

Keep tires inflated properly for even wear, long life and fuel economy. We reccomend using the Pro Comp Accu-Pro tire guage to properly inflate.

TIRE ROTATION

There is a close working relationship between your tires and several mechanical systems in your vehicle. Tires, wheels, brakes, shock absorbers, drive train, steering and suspension systems must all function together smoothly to give you a comfortable ride and good tire mileage. All of these systems should be checked periodically as specified by the vehicle owner’ s manual or whenever you have an indication of tr ouble.

Proper tire maintenance includes the rotation of tires. Regular tire rotation is critical in order to maximize tire life. Tires must be rotated every 3,000-5,000 miles, or at the first sign of uneven treadwear and in accordance with prescribed rotation patterns. Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual for rotation recommendations for specific vehicles. If no r otation pattern is specified use the patter n listed which applies to your vehicle.

Do not include a “Temporary Use Only” spare tire in any of these rotation patterns. If you have a matching full-size tire as a spare and wish to include it in the rotation process, use the rotation pattern which applies to your vehicle but insert the spare in the right rear position. The right rear tire you removed should then become the new spare.

APPROVED TIRE ROTATION PATTERNS

alignement

Keep tires running straight down the road for even wear. Along with proper inflation and rotation, aligning your tires will increase the overall life.

alignment

RED DOT - High point of a tire, or “first harmonic”. This is the heavy spot of a tire. Wheels use a dimple mark or a valve stem to mark the low spot. To match mount, line up the valve stem or dimple to the red spot. Balance will be lowest weight required when doing this.

alignment

YELLOW DOT - Low point of the tire. The heavy balance point of a wheel is at the valve stem. Match a yellow dot only tire to the valve stem to get the best balance using the least weight.

TIRES WITH BOTH RED AND YELLOW DOTS

Red rules. Match the red dot to the wheel low point dimple or valve stem.