Tyres are the only parts of the car which are in contact with the road.
Safety in acceleration, braking, steering and
cornering all depend on a relatively small area of road contact.
It is therefore of paramount importance that tyres should be
maintained in good condition at all times and that when the time
comes to change them the correct replacements are fitted.
The original tyres for a car are determined by joint
consultation between the car and tyre manufacturers and take
into account all aspects of operation.
It is recommended that changes in tyre size or type should not be undertaken without seeking advice from the car or tyre
manufacturers, as the effect on car handling,
safety and clearances must be taken into account.
In some other European countries it is illegal to use
replacements which differ in certain respects
(e.g. size, load, and speed rating) from the tyre fitted
originally by the vehicle manufacturer.
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