tyre and wheel safety
The tyres are the only contact between
the vehicle and the road, so it is essen-
tial to keep them in good condition.
You must make sure that your tyres
conform to local road traffic regulations.
When they need to be re-
placed, only tyres of the
same make, size, type and
profile should be used.
tyres fitted to the vehicle should
either be identical to those fitted
originally or conform to those
recommended by your approved
Maintaining the tyres
The tyres must be in good condition
and the tread form must have sufficient
depth; tyres approved by our Technical
Department have wear warning strips 1
that are indicators moulded into the
tread at several points.
When the tyre tread has been eroded
to the level of the warning strips, they
become visible 2: it is then necessary
to replace your tyres because the tread
profile is no more than 1.6 mm deep
and this causes poor road holding
on wet roads.
An overloaded vehicle, long journeys
by motorway, particularly in very hot
weather, or continual driving on poorly
surfaced minor roads will lead to more
rapid tyre wear and affect safety.
Incidents which occur when
driving, such as striking the
kerb, may damage the tyres
and wheel rims, and could
also lead to misalignment of the
front or rear axle geometry. In this
case, have the condition of these
checked by an approved dealer.