Q: I have a 2015 Renault; when should I get my tyres rotated?
A: Beginning with the 2015 model year, owners of Renault vehicles are advised to see their dealer for a tyre rotation on every service schedule.
Q: Why is tyre rotation so important?
A: Each tyre on a vehicle performs a different task, causing them to wear at different rates. Regular tyre rotation allows tyres to wear evenly, maximising tyre life and allowing tyres to be replaced in sets of four, which is preferable.
Q: I’ve heard that the first tyre rotation on my new Renault vehicle is the most important. Why is that?
A: Irregular tread wear occurs fastest when tyres are new and at full tread depth, thus the first tyre rotation has been found to be of the greatest importance.
Q: Is it OK to rotate my tyres earlier than 10,000 km. on a 2015 model-year vehicle and newer?
A: Yes, it is okay, particularly if you notice signs of irregular tyre wear.
Q: Why is tyre pressure important?
A: Improperly inflated tyres are a leading cause of tyre failure. Proper tyre pressure helps a tyre have optimum tread contact with the road, which improves traction and braking and reduces tyre wear. Underinflated tyres generate heat, which is the tyre’s worst enemy, so maintaining the right amount of air keeps temperatures where they should be.
Q: How often should I check my tyre pressure?
A: Checking your tyre pressure once a month is a good guideline. For specific information on your vehicle, refer to your Renault Owner’s Manual. Be sure the tyres are cold (driven less than one kilometre), and don’t forget to check your spare tyre. Use a good-quality tyre gauge to check your tyre pressure — don’t just use your “eyeballs” checking tyres because they can look fine even when they are underinflated. Remember that tyres can lose air pressure in cold weather.
Q: How will I know when I need new tyres?
A: You’ll need new tyres when the tread wear indicators — called wear bars — appear. These wear bars look like narrow strips of smooth rubber across the tread and appear when it’s time to replace
your tyres. If you can see three or more tread wear indicators around the tyre, you should replace your tyres. Other ways to know when you need to replace your tyres include cord or fabric showing through the rubber, cracks or cuts in the tread or sidewall deep enough to show cord or fabric, bulges or splits in the tyre, and punctures or damage that cannot be repaired correctly. If you have questions about whether your tyres need replacing, see the experts at your nearest Renault dealer.
Q: There are a lot of places that sell tyres. Where should I go to get the right tyres for my Renault at the right price?
A: Renault dealer can recommend tyres that are right for your Renault, your driving habits, and your budget.