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USEFUL TIPS FOR THE DRIVER-CONSUMER
- Always choose the tire size that the manufacturer of the car suggests. You can choose a different tire size, but always check that the overall diameter of the wheel is the same as before.
- Replace your tires in workshops that are specialized in tire replacements and ask them to do balancing on the tires and change the elastic valves of the wheels. Do check that the tires have been placed on the correct side by checking the rolling direction arrow on the sidewall of the tire.
- Place your tires in clean wheels that are checked for breaks and cracks. If necessary, repair your wheels in specialised workshops.
- Check the air pressure of the tires regularly every month and after replacing the tires. Tires with low pressure increase fuel consumption, decrease tire life, damage the tires and decrease your safety. Tires with higher pressure than normal increase the breaking distance of your vehicle decrease your safety, damage your tires and eventually increase the cost of replacement. Also check the air pressure of your vehicle's spare tire, you will need it sometime in the future.
- Every 20.000-25.000 km, depending on the tread depth it is suggested to rotate your tires by transferring the front tires to the back and the back tires in front, always on the same side of the vehicle.
- Regularly and after a big hit of your tire on the pavement always check your tires externally for possible cracks or buldges especially on the sidewall of the tires. Also check the tire for possible cuts in the grooves of the tread. Replace immediately any damaged tire in the nearest specialized workshop.
- Replace your tires when the tread depth reaches the tread wear indicator that most of the tires are equipped with or when you have travelled enough kilometers or when you reach three years from the time you placed them on your vehicle.
- Repair your tires always from the inside, avoiding the easy outside repair of the tire.
- Drive carefully avoiding any "aggressive" driving. Remember that your vehicle's behavior can change rapidly when driving in wet or bad quality roads. Keep longer distance from the vehicles in front of you and decrease your speed. Remember that the conditions are even harder when driving at night and in roads with bad quality lights.
- Check the road in front of you, keep the same driving behavior, avoid big accelerations and rapid breaking, always wear your seatbelt and place children in the back seats of your car. Avoid having a lot of items in the passenger room and do not place items in positions that limit your vision.
- You consume less fuel and pollute less, if you use the air-conditioner only when it is necessary and travel without all unnecessary weight and baggage.
- Remember that tires complete our safety. Always check them, maintain them, repair them correctly, invest in their value.