MORE ABOUT TYRES

Tyre Care

Constant-Inflating

Regular monthly inspection

Small problems can be resolved before they become expensive. Regular inspections increase the chances of spotting any alignment issues or mechanical wear, so be sure to get your tyres checked at a Dunlop Service Center.

Monthly-Inspection

Ensure correct tyre pressure

Always keep your tyres inflated to the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications, which can usually be found as a sticker on your car door. Ensure you always keep your spare tyre inflated too.

Tyres-Inflated

Check for punctures

If you are inflating a tyre more often than usual then it might well have a slow puncture. This could be caused by a nail or a sharp stone lodged in the tyre or a leaking valve. Have it checked at a Dunlop Tyre Center.

Regular-Tyre-Rotation

Regular tyre rotation

Tyre rotation ensures even wear and tear of your tyres. Have your tyres rotated at least every 8,000km for longer tyre life.

Tyre Wear

Tyre-Tread

Tyre Tread Wear

All Dunlop tyres have tread wear indicators in the tread pattern to show when the tread depth is worn. Without the correct tread, your tyres lose grip easily, and your vehicle becomes unsafe.

Puncture

Punctures

Some punctures can be repaired by specialists, so visit your nearest Dunlop Tyre Center to check if your tyre can be repaired rather than replaced. If the puncture is irreparable, you’ll need to choose and fit a new tyre.

Wear

Irregular Wear

If your tyres haven’t been properly aligned, inflated, or fitted, you may experience irregular wear. If this happens, it is best to replace the tyres as soon as possible, to prevent further wear, which can result in an unsafe drive.

Tyre Facts

LI

LI stands for Load Index. The Load Index is a numerical code associated with the maximum load a tyre can carry at the speed indicated by its Speed Symbol under service conditions specified by the tyre manufacturer.

SS

SS stands for Speed Symbol. The Speed Symbol indicates the maximum speed at which the tyre can carry a load corresponding to its Load Index under service conditions specified by the tyre manufacturer.

XL

XL stands for Extra Load – or is sometimes referred to as Reinforced. Essentially, tyres bearing this stamp are designed for heavy cars rather than ones that carry big loads. Not only are they constructed to cope with weight, but also the higher tyre pressure these vehicles need to run at. This marking is usually found on lower-profile tyres used on large cars.

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