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Keep Your Tyres In Shape

Keeping your tyres well cared for helps ensure your tyres wear evenly, without creating any weak spots. It can also lower your risk of skidding and poor handling, which could be dangerous.

Keep Your Tyres Properly Inflated

Checking your tyre pressure regularly to make sure they are properly inflated helps keep wear evenly distributed across each tyre. You can find the recommended inflation level on the Certification Decal or tyre Decal, usually located on the driver’s door or door pillar, or in the glove box. Your tyres can lose up to half their pressure without looking flat, so it’s best to keep a tyre pressure gauge in your glove box at all times and get into the habit of monitoring your tyre inflation. 

Finding The Proper Tyre Inflation Level

The operating vehicle tyre inflation pressure that Ford Motor Company certifies and recommends for normal use is found on a Certification Decal or Tyre Decal, usually located on the driver’s door or door pillar, or the glove box. Tyre pressure information does NOT appear in the Vehicle Owner Guide.

Checking And Adjusting The Tyre Pressure

To get an accurate reading, your tyres need to be read “cold,” meaning the vehicle has been parked for at least one hour or has been driven less than a mile.

  • Remove the cap from the tyre valve and place the tyre pressure gauge on it firmly. Make sure you don’t hear any air leaking. A digital gauge should give you a reading on its screen. Most other gauges will have a stick, which pops out – the highest pressure on the stick is your current tyre pressure. 
  • Remove the tyre gauge and measure twice more for accuracy. 
  • If the pressure is low, fill the tyre with an air pump (found at most gas or service stations) by placing the end of the hose over the tyre valve. 
  • Recheck the pressure with the gauge. If the tyre is overinflated, you can release air by pressing the valve inside the tyre valve stem. 
  • Once you have confirmed your tyre is inflated to the proper level, replace the valve cap. 
  •  Repeat steps 2 through 6 for each of your remaining tyres, including the spare.
Rotate Your Tyres Every Time You Change Your Oil

Having your tyres rotated regularly helps keep wear evenly distributed. We generally recommend rotating them every 5,000 miles or 8,000 kilometers, and since that involves elevating your vehicle, your local Ford Dealership is a convenient place to have it done. 

Get Proper Tyre Balancing and Wheel Alignment

These operations help keep your tyres in full contact with the road. You may need an alignment if you notice your vehicle pulling to one side while you are driving straight. Since balancing and alignment involve using precision equipment on your wheels and suspension system, this is also a good job for the technicians at your local Ford Dealership. Check your Owner Guide for how frequently this should be done.

Learn To Spot The Symptoms of Tyre Wear

If your tyres are more than six years old or if you notice any of the following signs, it may be time for new tyres:

  • The tread has worn down to less than 3/32" 
  • Wear bars (narrow strips of smooth rubber across the tyre tread) 
  • Bulges in the tyre 
  • Cracking in the tread grooves 
  • Punctures, cuts, snags or separation in the tyre tread or sidewall
  • Sudden loss of tyre pressure 
  • Poor handling or traction on slippery surfaces 
  • Sudden vibration while driving
  • How To Check tyre Pressure

 

 

Keep Your Tyres In Shape

Keeping your tyres well cared for helps ensure your tyres wear evenly, without creating any weak spots. It can also lower your risk of skidding and poor handling, which could be dangerous.

Keep Your Tyres Properly Inflated

Checking your tyre pressure regularly to make sure they are properly inflated helps keep wear evenly distributed across each tyre. You can find the recommended inflation level on the Certification Decal or tyre Decal, usually located on the driver’s door or door pillar, or in the glove box. Your tyres can lose up to half their pressure without looking flat, so it’s best to keep a tyre pressure gauge in your glove box at all times and get into the habit of monitoring your tyre inflation. 

Finding The Proper Tyre Inflation Level

The operating vehicle tyre inflation pressure that Ford Motor Company certifies and recommends for normal use is found on a Certification Decal or Tyre Decal, usually located on the driver’s door or door pillar, or the glove box. Tyre pressure information does NOT appear in the Vehicle Owner Guide.

Checking And Adjusting The Tyre Pressure

To get an accurate reading, your tyres need to be read “cold,” meaning the vehicle has been parked for at least one hour or has been driven less than a mile.

  • Remove the cap from the tyre valve and place the tyre pressure gauge on it firmly. Make sure you don’t hear any air leaking. A digital gauge should give you a reading on its screen. Most other gauges will have a stick, which pops out – the highest pressure on the stick is your current tyre pressure. 
  • Remove the tyre gauge and measure twice more for accuracy. 
  • If the pressure is low, fill the tyre with an air pump (found at most gas or service stations) by placing the end of the hose over the tyre valve. 
  • Recheck the pressure with the gauge. If the tyre is overinflated, you can release air by pressing the valve inside the tyre valve stem. 
  • Once you have confirmed your tyre is inflated to the proper level, replace the valve cap. 
  •  Repeat steps 2 through 6 for each of your remaining tyres, including the spare.
Rotate Your Tyres Every Time You Change Your Oil

Having your tyres rotated regularly helps keep wear evenly distributed. We generally recommend rotating them every 5,000 miles or 8,000 kilometers, and since that involves elevating your vehicle, your local Ford Dealership is a convenient place to have it done. 

Get Proper Tyre Balancing and Wheel Alignment

These operations help keep your tyres in full contact with the road. You may need an alignment if you notice your vehicle pulling to one side while you are driving straight. Since balancing and alignment involve using precision equipment on your wheels and suspension system, this is also a good job for the technicians at your local Ford Dealership. Check your Owner Guide for how frequently this should be done.

Learn To Spot The Symptoms of Tyre Wear

If your tyres are more than six years old or if you notice any of the following signs, it may be time for new tyres:

  • The tread has worn down to less than 3/32" 
  • Wear bars (narrow strips of smooth rubber across the tyre tread) 
  • Bulges in the tyre 
  • Cracking in the tread grooves 
  • Punctures, cuts, snags or separation in the tyre tread or sidewall
  • Sudden loss of tyre pressure 
  • Poor handling or traction on slippery surfaces 
  • Sudden vibration while driving
  • How To Check tyre Pressure