There are lots of information on a tyre sidewall. We help you understand it.
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You can use summer tyres all year round if your vehicle use, the trips you make, and the climate of your region allow you to do so. Your summer tyres should always be in excellent condition, because in case of rain or snow, performance will be poor and perhaps unacceptable if the tyre is worn. Note that summer tyres perform very well on dry roads and have excellent grip.
It is recommended to fit winter tyres between November and March inclusive. This recommendation is even more important for motorist who are likely to be driving in geographical areas where winter climate conditions are harsh. It is extremely important to have winter tyres in top condition, because worn winter tyres are of no use on snowy or icy surfaces.
See Goodyear’s winter tyres.
When you check tyre pressure, you should also check treadwear. TWI indicators are branded into the sidewall and allow the driver to locate wear check-points. A tyre should never be worn down to the bars beneath the treads’ surface and wear should be evenly distributed.
The recommended tyre pressure is indicated on the inside of the fuel tank flap, on the inner strip of the driver side door, in the owner’s manual, and sometimes in the motor compartment. You can also use our table of standard pressures.
“Road” or “Touring” tyres are made of hard rubber and have a low operating temperature which is quickly reached. They give good grip and usually have a lot of tread, making them very safe on wet surfaces.
The use of hard rubbers makes motorbike tyres very long lasting.
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