Safety practices

Driving habits have a great deal to do with your tire mileage and safety.

Х Observe posted speed limits Х Avoid fast starts, stops and turns Х Avoid potholes and objects on the road Х Do not run over curbs or hit the tire against a curb when parking

not rapidly spin the tires; spinning the tires can tear the tire and WARNING: If your vehicle is stuck in snow, mud, sand, etc., do
not rapidly spin the tires; spinning the tires can tear the tire and cause an explosion. A tire can explode in as little as three to five seconds.

WARNING: Do not spin the wheels at over 35 mph (56 km/h).


The tires may fail and injure a passenger or bystander.

Highway hazards

No matter how carefully you drive thereТs always the possibility that you may eventually have a flat tire on the highway. Drive slowly to the closest safe area out of traffic. This may further damage the flat tire, but your safety is more important.

If you feel a sudden vibration or ride disturbance while driving, or you suspect your tire or vehicle has been damaged, immediately reduce your speed. Drive with caution until you can safely pull off the road. Stop and inspect the tires for damage. If a tire is under-inflated or damaged, deflate it, remove wheel and replace it with your spare tire and wheel. If you cannot detect a cause, have the vehicle towed to the nearest repair facility or tire dealer to have the vehicle inspected.

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