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Overinflation

Excessive Wear

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Overinflation issues:

  • On an overinflated tire, the center of the tread bears most of the load and wears out faster than the outside edges.
  • To prevent overinflation, always check tires when they’re cold or before they’ve been driven.
  • Or, check tires at least three hours after they have been driven.

 

Solution:

Take air out of your tire, using a tire pressure gauge, until your air pressure reading matches your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended psi. To find the proper air pressure, consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual or find your recommended psi on the sticker on your door jam. (Here's how.)

 

Damage

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Damage That Requires Repair

 

Tire Damage Issues:

  • Most punctures nail holes, or cuts up to ¼" confined to the tread may be repaired by trained personnel using industry-approved procedures.
  • An on-the-wheel plug-only repair is not reliable and is dangerous because the inside of a tire must be inspected after a puncture.

 

Solution:

If your vehicle is equipped with one of the several types of temporary spares, replace your damaged tire with the spare, but be sure to first check the spare tire's sidewall for the correct inflation pressure, speed, and mileage limitations. Take your vehicle into an authorized Michelin retailer for an inspection as soon as possible.

The proper repair of a radial tire includes the placing of a rubber patch on the inner liner of the tire and a rubber filling of the hole by a professional. Do not attempt to have repaired tires with tread punctures larger than 1/4" or any sidewall puncture. Also, do not have tires repaired that are worn below 2/32" tread depth.

 

Wear in Center

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Overinflation issues:

  • On an overinflated tire, the center of the tread bears most of the load and wears out faster than the outside edges.
  • To prevent overinflation, always check tires when they’re cold or before they’ve been driven.
  • Or, check tires at least three hours after they have been driven.

 

Solution:

Take air out of your tire, using a tire pressure gauge, until your air pressure reading matches your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended psi. To find the proper air pressure, consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual or find your recommended psi on the sticker on your door jam. (Here's how.)

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