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tyre pressures

Adhere to the tyre pressures (including
the emergency spare wheel). The tyre
pressures should be checked at least
once a month and additionally before
any long journey (refer to the label af-
fixed to the edge of the driver's door).
Incorrect tyre pressures
lead to abnormal tyre wear
and unusually hot running.
These are factors which
may seriously affect safety and lead
to:
– poor road holding,
– risk of bursting or tread separa-
tion.
The pressure depends on the load
and the speed of use. Adjust the
pressures according to the condi-
tions of use (refer to the information
on "Tyre pressures").
5.10
Pressures should be checked when the
tyres are cold; ignore higher pressures
which may be reached in hot weather
or following a fast journey.
If tyre pressures cannot be checked
when the tyres are cold, the normal
pressures must be increased by 0.2 to
0.3 bar (or 3 PSI).
never deflate a hot tyre.
Special note
Depending on the vehicle, there may
be an adapter which needs to be posi-
tioned on the valve before air is added.
Please be aware that a
poorly tightened or miss-
ing valve cap can make the
tyres less airtight and lead
to pressure loss.
Always use valve caps identical to
those fitted originally and tighten
them fully.
Fitting new tyres
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-
lations;
– 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.
emergency spare wheel
Refer to the information on the
"Emergency spare wheel" and in-
structions on "Changing a wheel" in
Section 5.

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