1 Important Safety Warning Disregarding any of the safety precautions and instructions contained in this information sheet may result in tire failure or explosion causing serious personal injury or death. For your safety and protection against serious injury or Check Tire Inflation Pressure Regularly. Tire inflation CHECK TIRE LIFE Association mounting procedure. Serious physical injury or death death, the following safety precaution and maintenance pressure must be checked at least once a month and before TIRES have six built-in treadwear indicators that warn you when may result from explosion of tire / rim assembly due to impro- instruction must be observed at all times.
2 Each and every long trip. The tire air pressure must be it is time to replace your TIRES . These indicators are raised ribs per mounting. A tire bead diameter must always match the checked when the TIRES are cold, in the morning, before doing 2/32 inches height sections spaced intermittently in the bottom diameter of the rim on which it is being mounted. When IMPORTANT SAFETY CHECK LISTS any driving. At all times visually check TIRES for nails or other of the tread grooves. When they appear even with the outside inflating /dismounting RV TIRES , approved OSHA safety cages Check tire air pressure periodically. objects embedded in the tread which can cause air leak.
3 Also of the tread, it is time to replace your TIRES immediately. must be used. Never stand, lean or reach over the assembly Inspect tire for uneven treadwear, cracks, bulges or any never bleed or reduce inflation pressure when TIRES are hot. Over while inflating TIRES . sign of foreign material or trauma. Category Maximum Speed inflation must also be avoided as it can cause uneven wear G 90 km/h 55 mph Remember to check your tire load carrying capacity and at the center of tire tread and make the tire more susceptible to J 100 km/h 62 mph TIRE ROTATION. speed ratings. road hazards. K 110 km/h 68 mph For safety and maximizing tire life, rotate your TIRES at least L 120 km/h 74 mph Check your tire life.
4 TIRES must be replaced when tread M 130 km/h 80 mph every 7,500 miles or at the vehicle manufacturer's recommended is worn down to 2/32 . Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS): All new passenger, N 140 km/h 87 mph mileage, if sooner. Each tire pressure must be checked after Never overload your vehicle, check tire load carrying SUV and light truck vehicles manufactured since (indicate the P 150 km/h 93 mph rotation and adjusted to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendation O 160 km/h 99 mph capacity or vehicle owner's manual for the maximum model year) are required to be equipped with a tire pressure for the tire's new location on the vehicle. If irregular wear is monitoring system.
5 This system will warn drivers when a tire is Speed symbol can be shown from the tire size for example recommended load. evident, vehicle alignment or other mechanical problem should 25% (8 PSI if the recommended inflation pressure is 32 PSI) P205/60R15 90 H. be checked. TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE under inflated. This warning may be too late to prevent tire Category Maximum Speed R 170 km/h 105 mph Warning : Under inflated and/or overloaded TIRES pose a safety damage caused by under inflation. TPMS units are NOT a TIRE REPAIR. S 180 km/h 112 mph risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration replacement for monthly tire pressure checks with a tire gauge.
6 T 190 km/h 118 mph Make sure any repair shall be done by a specially trained person U 200 km/h 124 mph (NHTSA) estimates that under inflated TIRES contribute to more H 210 km/h 130 mph who knows proper repair and inspection procedure. Never than 600 fatalities and 33,000 injuries each year. A tire can TIRE DAMAGE V 240 km/h 149 mph repair TIRES worn below the treadwear indicators (2/32nds of an lose up to half of its air pressure and not appear to be flat! Do Inspect your TIRES frequently for uneven wear, scrapes, bulges, W 270 km/h 168 mph inch of tread remaining tread depth). Punctures through the separations, cuts, snags and other damage from road hazards.
7 Y 300 km/h 186 mph you know your TIRES are more likely than not under-inflated? tread can be repaired if they are not too large, but punctures to Results of a tire pressure survey conducted by RMA (Rubber Damage from impact can occur to the inner part of your tire CHECK TIRE LIFE the sidewall should not be repaired at any time. Tire's internal Manufacturers Association) show: without being visible to the outside. If you have any doubt that TIRES have six built-in treadwear indicators that warn you when structural damage may occur during the service, even if the tire Only 9% of vehicles had all 4 TIRES properly inflated. your tire has been damaged from hitting a pothole, curb or debris it is time to replace your TIRES .
8 These indicators are raised ribs was properly repaired. 50% of vehicles had at least one tire under inflated. on the road, TIRES must be removed from the wheel and inspected 2/32 inches height sections spaced intermittently in the bottom 19% of vehicles had at least one tire under inflated by 8 PSI. for damage by a qualified person such as HANKOOK authorized of the tread grooves. When they appear even with the outside SERVICE ASSISTANT OR CUSTOMER SATISFACTION. 26% of vehicles had at least one tire under inflated by 6 PSI. dealer. Uneven wear can lead to internal damage or separation. of the tread, it is time to replace your TIRES immediately. First contact the nearest HANKOOK Dealer.
9 For the dealer 38% of vehicles had at least one tire under inflated by 4 PSI. information or additional technical information, call the TIRE LOAD TIRE MOUNTING toll-free customer technical service number: Under Inflation: Under inflation (or tire over loading) lead to The load carrying capacity Tire mounting and inflation can be dangerous and shall be 1-800- HANKOOK or log on to HANKOOK Tire Web Site: tire failures, which often result in serious personal injury of the replacement tire done only by specially trained persons using proper tools and or death. Among the mode of tire failures are tread/belt sep- must always equal or procedures. Always refer to the Rubber Manufacturers arations, sidewall flex breaks and crack formation, among exceed the load carrying others.
10 TIRES run hotter when under inflated which can lead or capacity of the original contribute to tire failure. Under Inflation also adversely affect equipment tire. TIRES that fuel economy, tire wear and vehicle handling. are loaded in excess of Limited Warranty allowable maximum can Proper Inflation: Proper tire inflation is essential for optimum build up heat to cause sudden air loss. TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR HANKOOK TIRES . performance and longevity of the tire. A U. S. Department WARRANTY TERMS What is Warranted and For How Long of Energy study shows that properly inflated TIRES can improve SPEED This limited warranty applies to the original purchaser of any Should any tire covered by this limited warranty become unusable fuel efficiency by So, what is the proper inflation for When replacing TIRES , consult the placard or the owner's manual new tire manufactured by HANKOOK Tire Co.