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The Truth About Warranties


…or loose bearings * Failed or improper tire repair * Ozone cracking * Bead damage or improper mounting The above list includes a few of the general specific items that could cause issues. Some manufacturers have a road hazard warranty on some of their tires, including Kumho and Continental. For some…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Tire Pressure Sensors

Frequently Asked Questions About Tire Pressure Sensors


…service fee as part of new tire installation. When the old tire is being removed from your existing wheel, it's best to remove the TPMS sensor (and the attached valve stem). This avoids any damage caused by breaking the tire bead loose from the wheel as well as seating the new tire onto the wheel. Once the…

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Make sure your run-flat tires are correctly mounted.


beads, though the machine should never touch the wheel. And sidewall damage can occur if the machine comes in contact with the tire at a point that's too far away from the beads. In addition, the installer should always use a lubricant to smooth the process. Read "Tips on Mounting Run-Flat Tires" for…

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Tire Tech Information - Tips on Mounting Run-Flat Tires


…the bead, it may damage the tire's rubber sidewall inserts. For example, incorrectly placed side-shovel looseners may distort the sidewall far enough to damage the tire's run-flat insert, identified by one or more "crescent-shaped" cracks visible on the interior of the sidewall when the tire is removed…

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Do your tires have rim protectors?


…installation. If your tire does have a rim protector, you'll notice one of three different designs: a raised rib adjacent to the bead (1), a deeply recessed bead area (2), or a scuff guard (3). 1. 2. 3. The first two typically help protect low-profile tires and alloy wheels from curb damage. And if it's used…

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Tire Tech Information - Mounting and Balancing


…mounting of tires and wheels not purchased as a pre-mounted Tire & Wheel Package, be sure to observe some basic precautions: * Mounting and balancing should be done by a professional, using equipment designed for the job * Both tire beads are securely mounted * The wheel is not bent or damaged * There is…

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(PDF Document: tr_ownersmanual.pdf)


…40 psi (275 Kpa) to seat beads - mount only on designated diameter rims - only specially trained technicians should mount tires. For more information on mounting and balancing, refer to our website at www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/mountbal.htm NOTE: Damage to tire beads voids most manufacturers' warranties…

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Wheel Tech - Tire/Rim Protectors


…between a tire's sidewalls measured at the widest part of the tire). Tires featuring the raised rib adjacent to the bead (Photo #2) or the deeply recessed bead area (Photo #3) are designed to help protect low-profile tires and expensive alloy wheels from accidental curb damage. While tires featuring…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire/Rim Protectors


…between a tire's sidewalls measured at the widest part of the tire). Tires featuring the raised rib adjacent to the bead (Photo #2) or the deeply recessed bead area (Photo #3) are designed to help protect low-profile tires and expensive alloy wheels from accidental curb damage. While tires featuring…

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Great Tire Available in a Few Hard-to-Find Sizes


…sports car with smaller (15- or 16-inch) tires, you may have noticed it is getting harder and harder to find performance tires in your size. Well we have just the thing for you. The Fuzion ZRi. The Fuzion ZRi is Fuzion's Ultra High Performance Summer tire for sport compact and sports car enthusiasts…

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What is the story with wheel weights?


…be more precise as well. Rim clamp weights risk damaging the bead and can cause leaks. Not to mention they damage your standard alloy wheel by scratching the epoxy/paint, resulting in the possibilty of road salt leaking into the scratches and damaging the wheel. The stick-on weights, when applied properly…

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Summer Road Trip? Use This Maintenance Checklist.

Summer Road Trip? Use This Maintenance Checklist.


…resistance and tire life. Make sure all four tires are inflated to the vehicle's specifications found in your owner's manual or on the door placard. Don't forget to check your spare tire, too. Also, be sure to have an air gauge in your car so you can check your tire's pressure while traveling. * Tire Pressure…

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