Mr. J.R. Singal, M.D. - Eastman Industries
Limited receiving National Export Award from the then Honourable
Prime Minister of India -- Mr.Atal Bihari Vajpayee
If tyres are kept properly inflated and
rotated on a regular basis than they would provide trouble-free service mile
after mile. Here are a enlistment of FAQs that will tell requisite knowledge
about tyre maintenance.
What is the importance of
Proper inflation is the single most important factor in tyre care. It is
strongly recommended to follow the tyre inflation specifications recommended
by the vehicle manufacturers. The recommended tyre inflation is provided in
owner's manual and posted on some places in vehicle. Tyre inflation should
be checked when tyres are cold or has been driven less than a mile. Check
and adjust tyre inflation in every few weeks.
What is the importance of rotation?
Regular and proper tyre rotation ensures uniform wear to all the tyres on a
vehicle. It is recommended that tyres should be rotated in a "modified
X" pattern. In this pattern, only those tyres are crossed to the
opposite side of the vehicle, which are being moved to the drive axle. Rest
of the tyres are moved from the drive axle to the free rolling axle. This
method provides even and uniform tread wear pattern to all the four tyres.
Owner's manual describes rotation recommendations for a vehicles. In case of
no intimation of rotation period, tyres should be rotated every after 6,000
to 8,000 miles.
How long original equipment tyres last?
It is not possible to state any written mileage promise on any type of
tyres as original equipment. As it depends largely on several factors such
as styles, construction features, vehicle's applications, geographical
conditions, driving habits etc. However, If maintained properly, tyres can
run for longer without any difficulties. In addition, any tyre wear concern
should be put forth to the authorized distributor or retailer for
What is alignment?
A vehicle is said to be properly aligned when the tire and wheel assemblies
are running straight. Proper alignment is necessary for precise steering.
Uneven front/rear tire wear in vehicle's steering response indicate
misalignment. The alignment can affect tyre mileage and performance.
What is vibration?
Vibration indicates a problem in the car that needs attention. The tyres,
suspension system and steering system are the possible cause of vibration.
The vibration can lead to excessive tire and suspension wear, which can be
dangerous in driving.
Should tyres get replaced with the same size tyres?
Yes, always. It is advised to choose a tyre having similar size as original
tyres have. Smaller size tyres should never be selected for tyre
replacement. In other cases, tyres can be replaced as per the approved
options recommended by the vehicle manufacturers.
Should I provide special attention to my new tyres?
Yes, as new tyres may probably provide different feel from the replaced
tyres. It takes a little time to get familiar with the performance and
handling of new tyres. Special attention should be provided while braking,
accelerating, driving in the rain etc. as these times clearly indicates the
How do I know about the requirement of new tyres?
Eastman offers its tyres with tread wear indicator bars molded into the
tread. Once the tread start showing the solid rubber bars across the tyre
width, it is the time to replace the tyre. In addition, visual appearance
also provides clear idea about the tyre replacement.
Why do tyres need to be
It is important to have properly balanced tyres for comfortable driving and
long tyre life. Unbalanced tyres cause vibration, premature tyre wear as
well as wear to vehicle's suspension. Tyres should be balanced when mounting
or remounting on wheels.
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