Avon Damaged Tire or Wheel

Driving on a damaged tire or wheel can be dangerous. Always look for bulges, cracks, cuts, splits, penetrations, & abnormal tread wear. Damage can occur within the tire body without being visible on the outside. A vibration or ride disturbance may be a sign of tire damage.

Any time you see any damage to your tires or wheels, replace with spare at once & immediately see your tire dealer to have the damaged tire inspected.

If while driving, you notice a vibration or ride disturbance, and/or you suspect possible damage to the tires or vehicle: immediately reduce your speed, drive with caution until you can safely pull off the road, stop, & inspect the tires. If a tire is damaged, deflate it, remove it from the vehicle, & replace the tire & wheel with your spare. If you do not see any tire damage & cannot otherwise determine the source of the vibration, have the vehicle towed to the nearest vehicle or tire dealer for a thorough inspection.

These conditions may be caused by misalignment, underinflation, overloading, impact damage, and/or a separation within the tire body. Use of a damaged tire could result in sudden tire destruction.

When inspecting your tires, including the spare, check your air pressures. If your pressure check indicates that one of your tires has lost pressure of two pounds or more, look for signs of penetrations, valve leakage, or wheel damage that may account for the air loss.

All tires will wear out faster when subjected to high speeds as well as hard cornering, rapid starts, sudden stops, frequent driving on roads which are in poor condition, & off road use. Roads with holes, rocks or other objects can damage tires & cause misalignment of your vehicle. When you drive on such roads, drive on them carefully & slowly, & before driving at normal or highway speeds, examine your tires for any damage, such as cuts or penetrations.