Safety Information

PCR / 4×4 / LTR

Any tyre, no matter how well constructed, may fail in use as a result of punctures, impact damage, improper inflation, overloading, excessive wear or other use conditions. All tyres eventually wear out. A worn or damaged tyre can present a safety hazard, and a tyre failure can lead to an accident that may result in property damage, injuries or death. To reduce the risk of tyre failure we advise as follows:

 

  1. CHECK the inflation pressure in all your tyres, including the spare(s), frequently (at least once a month). Ensure your tyres are cool (parked for more than two hours or driven less than 10 kilometres) before checking. Don’t reduce the inflation pressure when tyres are hot from driving.

    Use a tyre inflation pressure gauge to check the inflation pressure. Maintain tyre inflation pressure according to the driving and operating conditions (including vehicle load and speed). Specific pressure recommendations should be obtained from Falken Tyres, a professional tyre dealer, or as a minimum standard, use the tyre placard applied by the vehicle manufacturer (where applicable).

 

  1. NEVER overload your tyres. The maximum load carrying capability of your tyre is moulded on the sidewall of each tyre.

 

  1. CHECK your tyres regularly for scrapes, bulges, separations, cuts, snags or embedded foreign objects. Show the tyres to a professional tyre dealer immediately if any such condition is discovered.

 

  1. NEVER operate your vehicle in excess of lawful speeds, speeds suitable for the driving conditions or at speeds greater than recommended for the tyre you are using.

 

  1. AVOID driving over objects that may damage the tyres through impact or cutting such as potholes, glass, metal, etc.

 

  1. NEVER drive on bald tyres. Always remove tyres from service and replace them before they reach the remaining 1.6mm of the tyre depth. Tread wear indicators are built into the tyres to indicate when they are worn to 1.6mm. It is illegal to drive on tyres with less than 1.6mm remaining tread depth.

 

  1. DON’T spin tyres excessively on mud, snow, ice, etc. as this can cause tyre damage, as well as axle failure.

 

  1. NEVER mix tyres of different size or construction and/or type on an axle, except for temporary use as a spare tyre. Always refer to vehicle owner’s manual for proper tyre fitments.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION is moulded on the sidewall. Among other information, the sidewall engraving contains the tyre size, load index, speed symbol, maximum load and maximum pressure for that particular tyre.

As a minimum standard, always follow the instructions and recommendations of the vehicle manufacturer, as contained in the vehicle Owner’s Manual.  The Tyre Manufacturer can provide specific recommendations about maintenance requirements for your tyres.

 

WARNING

SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH MAY RESULT FROM EXPLOSION OF TYRE/RIM ASSEMBLY IF PROPER MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED.

ONLY specially trained persons should mount tyres.

ALWAYS match rim diameter with appropriate tyre size.

NEVER mount a tyre on a cracked, bent, rusted or otherwise damaged rim or a rim which has been repaired.

NEVER put a flammable substance into a tyre.

ALWAYS clean and lubricate the rim and tyre beads before mounting the tyre.

ALWAYS use an extension air hose with gauge and clip-on air chuck.

ALWAYS lock the wheel on the tyre mounting machine, or place it in a safety cag e when inflating.

ALWAYS stand clear, and NEVER lean on or reach over the tyre/rim assembly when inflating.

NEVER inflate over 40 psi [275 kPa) to seat bead.

ALWAYS adjust tyre pressure to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations after beads are fully seated.

ALWAYS put winter tyres on in a set of four, to your vehicle.

 

 


 

 

KNOW YOUR TYRES

Tyre Inflation
Tyre Rotation

Wheel Alignment
Wheel Balancing

Fixing Flat Spots

 

 

 


 

 

TRUCK & BUS TYRES

Any tyre, no matter how well constructed, may fail in use as a result of punctures, impact damage, improper inflation, overloading, excessive wear or other use conditions. All tyres eventually wear out. A worn or damaged tyre can present a safety hazard, and a tyre failure can lead to an accident that may result in property damage, injuries or death. To reduce the risk of tyre failure we advise as follows:

 

  1. CHECK the inflation pressure in all your tyres, including the spare(s), frequently (at least once a week). Ensure your tyres are cool (parked for more than six hours or driven less than 10 kilometres) before checking. Don’t reduce the inflation pressure when tyres are hot from driving or in direct heat of the sun. Use a tyre inflation pressure gauge to check the inflation pressure (striking or knocking the tyre is ineffective to determine inflation pressure level). Maintain tyre inflation pressure according to the driving and operating conditions (including vehicle load and speed). Specific pressure recommendations should be obtained from Falken Tyres, a professional tyre dealer, or as a minimum standard, use the tyre placard applied by the vehicle manufacturer.

 

  1. NEVER over load your tyres. The maximum load carrying capability of your tyre is moulded on the sidewall of each tyre.

 

  1. CHECK your tyres regularly for scrapes, bulges, separations, cuts, snags or embedded foreign objects. Show the tyres to a professional tyre dealer immediately if any such condition is discovered.

 

  1. NEVER operate your vehicle in excess of lawful speeds, speeds suitable for the driving conditions or at speeds greater than recommended for the tyre you are using.

    NOTE: Some truck and bus tyres have a speed symbol which is lower than posted highway speed limits in Australia. Operating at speeds above the tyre speed symbol may result in sudden tyre failure.

 

  1. AVOID driving over object s that may dam age the tyres through impact or cutting such as pot holes, glass, metal, etc.

 

  1. NEVER drive on bald tyres. Always remove tyres from service and replace them before they reach the remaining 1.6mm of the tyre depth. Tread wear indicators are built into the tyres to indicate when they are worn to 1.6mm. It is illegal to drive on tyres with less than 1.6mm remaining tread depth.

 

  1. DON’T spin tyres excessively on mud, snow, ice, etc. as this can cause tyre damage, as well as axle failure.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION is moulded on the sidewall. Among other information, the sidewall engraving contains the tyre size, load index, speed symbol, maximum load and maximum pressure for that particular tyre.

As a minimum standard, always follow the instructions and recommendations of the vehicle manufacturer, as contained in the vehicle Owner’s Manual.  The Tyre Manufacturer can provide specific recommendations about maintenance requirements for your tyres.

 

WARNING

SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH MAY RESULT FROM EXPLOSION OF TYRE/RIM ASSEMBLY IF PROPER MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED.

ONLY specially trained persons should mount tyres.

ALWAYS match rim diameter with appropriate tyre size.

NEVER mount a tyre on a cracked, bent, rusted or otherwise damaged rim or a rim which has been repaired.

ALWAYS make sure inside of tyre is dry before mounting. Moisture in tyre can damage casing.

NEVER put a flammable substance into a tyre.

ALWAYS clean and lubricate the rim and tyre beads before mounting the tyre.

ALWAYS use an extension air hose with gauge and clip- on air chuck.

ALWAYS inflate with dry air from compressor having a properly-working moisture filter.

ALWAYS stand clear, and NEVER lean on or reach over the tyre/rim assembly when inflating.

NEVER inflate over 40 psi [275 kPa] to seat bead.

ALWAYS adjust tyre pressure to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations after beads are fully seated.