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Understand your tyre

Your guide to essential tyre care

Proper care and maintenance can extend the life of your tyres

Regular tyre maintenance will extend the life of your tyres, ensure optimal tyre performance and promote overall driving safety.

All tyres will wear out eventually, so it is important to learn how to recognize when it may be time to take action. If you experience excessive vibration, deterioration in handling or braking distance, poor wet-weather performance or cornering, it may be time to speak to your dealer. Your tyres might require rotation or balancing, or it could be time for a replacement set.

Our helpful guide will tell you about tyre care you can carry out yourself, and when you might be advised to consult a tyre professional.

Tyre pressure: You should always check your tyre pressure regularly. Here we explain the importance of correct tyre inflation for extended tyre life and safer motoring.

Checking the pressure of your tyres – do it regularly for safer driving and longer tyre life

Tyre rotation: Rotating your tyres at the appropriate time promotes even wear and extends their usable life. We advise rotating tyres every 10,000 to 12,000km, or every six months.

Tyre rotation - have your tyres rotated every 10,000-12,000km, or every six months

Tread maintenance: It is important to regularly check your tyre treads for damage as well as for uneven or excessive wear which could indicate problems with your vehicle. Learn how to read your treads.

Tyre replacement: Regular inspection and maintenance of your tyres will prolong their life, but all tyres will wear out eventually. Find out when to replace your tyres.

A tyre professional carrying out an inspection – check your tread depth regularly
Getting advice from your tyre dealer – learn the signs that indicate your tyres need replacing