GETTING THE RIGHT TYRE
Proper selection of tyres for the vehicle is very important to ensure optimum and safe operation.
Some of the critical factors to be considered for correct tyre selection are:
Vehicle type & use (passenger or goods)
- Load carried and type of load (Load Index/PR)
- Speed and sustained operations (Speed Symbol)
- Type /Rim combination (Tyre Size and Rim Profile)
- Operating conditions (Type of Roads/Terrain)
- Tyre pattern design requirements based on the application.
TYRE SAFETY WARNING
- Tyre mounting / demounting and changing can be dangerous and should be done by trained personnel using proper tools and procedures.
- Never mount or use damaged tyres/ rims.
- Explosion of tyre rim assembly can occur due to improper mounting, mis-application, improper inflation or overloading leading, to serious injuries or death.
- Never use inflammable substance in a tyre.
- Never use a tyre worn beyond the TWI.
- Observe posted speed limits
- Avoid fast starts, stops and turns.
- Avoid potholes and objects on the road.
- Do not run over curbs and hit the tyre against side railings, dividers and curbs.
- Do not spin the wheels.
- It is dangerous to neglect tyre damage.
- Do not overload tyres.