Tire Focus Jan, 3 2018
Choosing and Storing Your Tires
Why all season tires?
- All-around good performance in a wide variety of conditions.
- Softer construction, longer tread life and quieter ride than performance tires.
- The more extreme the conditions become the more performance is reduced.
How do I choose tires?
Everybody has different criteria for selecting their tires. With the wide variety of possibilities available, it can be confusing. Your Lexus Dealer will be happy to assist you in finding a tire that fits your needs.
When do I replace tires?
Tire tread depth decreases as the rubber compound is worn off in daily use. As the tread wears, tire performance is diminished. When the depth becomes 4/32” (3mm) of an inch, you should begin to think about visiting your Lexus Dealer to replace your tires.
When do I rotate tires?
Lexus recommends that tires be inspected every 6 months or 8,000 km and rotated as required. Early and regular tire rotation is one of the best ways to extend the life of your tires and enhance your vehicle’s handling. Longer lasting tires translate to lower overall costs and help ensure that tread wear is even* among the four tires.
Advanced tread design
Deep grooves designed to take water away from the tire contact patch.
Steel belts, built into the tire, provide stability to the tread area. Softer construction; longer tread life and quieter ride than performance tires.
Tough bead construction
Helps withstand the demands of seasonal mounting and dismounting.
Sidewall rubber compound
Special sidewall compounds add flexibility and strength.
*Uneven wear occurs when forces are applied unevenly to each wheel position. For example, in front wheel drive vehicles, braking, steering and driving forces act more strongly on the front wheels than the rear wheels.