Other tips and advice
I have a flat or soft tyre
Symptom: flat tyre
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Diagnostic: Tyre Damage that Requires Repair
- Most punctures, nail holes or cuts up to 6 mm confined to the tread may be repaired by a tyre professional using industry-approved procedures.
- An on-the-wheel plug-only repair is not reliable and is dangerous. After a puncture the inside of a tyre must be inspected.
- The proper repair of a radial tyre (most tyres) includes placing a rubber patch on the inner liner of the tyre and filling the hole with rubber.
- Do not attempt to repair tyres with tread punctures larger than 6 mm or any sidewall puncture. Also, do not have tyres repaired that are worn below 1.6 mm tread depth.
- Replace your damaged tyre with a spare tyre. First, be sure to check the spare tyre's sidewall for the correct inflation pressure, speed and mileage limitations. Take your vehicle or tyre to be inspected by a tyre professional.
Symptom: soft tyre
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- Reduces tread life through increased tread wear on the outside edges (or shoulders) of the tyre
- Generates excessive heat, which reduces tyre durability and can lead to tyre failure
- Reduces fuel economy through increased rolling resistance
Add air to your tyre until it reaches the proper air pressure (psi: as measured by an air pressure gauge).
To find the proper air pressure, consult your vehicle owner’s manual or find your recommended psi on the sticker in the door.