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Tire care and maintenance

Why tire care and maintenance is important

The consumer plays an important role in tire maintenance. Tires may have to removed from service for numerous reasons, including tread worn down to minimum depth, damage or abuse (punctures, cuts, impacts, cracks, bulges, underinflation, overloading, etc). For these reasons tires, including spares, must be inspected routinely, i.e., at least once a month.

Regular inspection becomes particularly important the longer a tire is kept in service. If tire damage is suspected or found, Continental recommends that the consumer have the tire inspected by a tire service professional. Consumers should use this consultation to determine if the tires can continue in service. It is recommended that spare tires be inspected at the same time. This routine inspection should occur whether or not the vehicle is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

Consumers are strongly encouraged to be aware of their tires’ visual condition. Also, they should be alert for any change in dynamic performance such as increased air loss, noise or vibration. Such changes could be an indicator that one or more of the tires should be immediately removed from service to prevent a tire disablement.

Tire pressure

Tire pressure

Correct tire inflation pressure and where can I find it?

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Tire visual inspection

Tire inspection

Why regular visual inspection of your tires is important.

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Mixing of tires

Mixing tires

What you should know about mixing tires on your vehicle.

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Storage

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What you should know about storage of your tires?

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Temporary spare tires

Temporary spare tire

What are Temporary Spare Tires and how should they be used?

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New Tires. On which Axle?

Axle

On which axle should the new tires be fitted?

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Tire repair

Repair punctures

How should a consumer handle tire punctures?

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