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CAR WORLD


TIRES LONG LIFE


For your safety it is important to check your tyres regularly, at least once a month. Look for signs of damage or uneven wear because improper inflation pressures, misalignment, improper balance, or suspension malfunctions can affect the overall performance of your Pirelli tire and endanger your safety. Always ask your nearest Pirelli tire dealer for a check and assistance. Tires are the only point of contact between your car and the road: so keep them in good shape.

Tire Pressure

The correct maintenance of your tires is a priceless operation. Air is totally free and correct inflation pressure is the main secret for a longer 'lifetime' for your tires.
Insufficient inflation pressure is the main cause of tire damage.
Extended lifetime and, as a result, excellent performance for a longer period of time, means concrete economic benefits, due to savings in tire replacement costs and lower fuel consumption.
Correct inflation pressure also improves vehicle manoeuvrability, reducing the 'braking distance'.
A monthly check up is sufficient to keep the tires at the correct inflation pressure.
It is a quick, yet fundamental way to control the health of your tires and is important for your driving safety.


Controlling Tire Pressure

Controlling Tyre Pressure
 

Check the inflation pressure on 'cold' tires. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Remove the tire valve cap
  • Press the pressure gauge firmly onto the valve and control the pressure
  • Add air until the recommended pressure level is reached
  • If too much air is put in, let some air out by pressing the metal stem with your nail or the tip of a pen. Then repeat step 2.
  • Replace the cap on the valve
  • Repeat the operation on each tire, including the spare tire (The spare tryes pressure has to be slighty higher than the maximum value used for the tires fitted on the vehicle For radial tires: from +0,2 to 0,3 bar (+3 to +4,5 psi))
  • Make sure that there are no nails or other bodies trapped that could make a hole in the tire.
  • Check the sidewalls of the tread to make sure that there are no cuts, convexity, nor any other imperfections and irregularities.


Ten Commandments for Preventive Maintainance

Performance and driving safety are two key elements for Pirelli, that’s why we would like to share with you some small actions that will help you drive in total peace of mind and safety.

  • Pressures should be periodically checked on cold tires (including the spare).
    Never "bleed" or reduce air pressure when tires are hot from driving, as it is normal for pressure to increase above recommended cold pressures
  • Tires must be replaced when worn to the tread wear indicators, even if only in one part of the tread
  • Check the car setting periodically and/or following impacts or irregular wear
  • Balance the tires periodically and/or when vibration occurs. Then repeat step 2
  • When impacts and punctures occur have a check carried out on the inside of the tire too
  • Never park over patches of oil, solvents, etc., as they will caused tire damage
  • Comply with the speed rating and load index
  • Radial tires (even when new) must always be fitted on the rear axle; winter or studded must fitted in complete sets
  • Driving style and speed directly affect tire life
  • Have the general tire condition checked regularly by a reliable Dealer or by Pirelli Staff


Tire Rotation Patterns

Tyre Rotation Patterns
 

Tire rotation is a simple and effective way to prolong the useful life of tires by achieving more uniform wear.