2016 BFGoodrich Databook

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• For best all-around performance, the same type of tire should be used on all four wheel positions. • Inflation information can be found in the vehicle owner's manual, on the door jamb placard, inside the fuel hatch or on the glove compartment door. • Remember to check inflation pressure on the spare tire. • When replacing speed-rated tires, you must use replacement tires with ratings equal to or greater than those of the Original Equipment tires if the speed capability is to be maintained. The handling of a performance vehicle may be different when the replacement tires are not the same speed rating. • Regularly rotating your vehicle's tires helps extend the life of the tires and saves time and money in the long run. • Inflate tires according to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations. • The penny trick: To check if the tire tread is worn out, place a penny into the shallowest tread groove with the top of Lincoln's head down. If the top of his head remains visible, then the tire should be replaced. • Inflation pressure in a tire goes up (in warm weather) or down (in cold weather) 1 to 2 pounds for every 10 degrees of temperature change. • Overloading the vehicle and tire builds up excessive heat in the tire and could result in failure. • Visually inspect the tires to make sure there are no nails or other embedded objects that could poke a hole in the tire and cause an air leak. • Proper alignment helps ensure that the vehicle handles correctly and helps increase the life and performance of the tires. T I R E T I PS Tire Tips 48

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