2006 Volvo V50
The tires have good road holding characteristics and offer good handling on dry and wet surfaces. It
should be noted however that the tires have been developed to give these features on snow/ice-free
Certain models are equipped with "all-season" tires, which provide a somewhat higher degree of road
holding on slippery surfaces than tires without the "all-season" rating. However, for optimum road
holding on icy or snow-covered roads, we recommend suitable winter tires on all four wheels.
When replacing tires, be sure that the new tires are the same size designation, type (radial) and
preferably from the same manufacturer, on all four wheels. Otherwise there is a risk of altering the car's
roadholding and handling characteristics.
NOTE: When storing wheel/tire assemblies (e.g. winter tires and wheels), either stand the assemblies
upright, or suspend them off the ground. Laying wheel/tire assemblies on their sides for prolonged
periods can cause wheel and/or tire damage.
Storing wheels and tires
When storing complete wheels (tires mounted on rims), they should be suspended off the floor or placed
on their sides on the floor.
Tires not mounted on rims should be stored on their sides or standing upright, but should not be
Tires should preferably be stored in a cool, dry, dark place, and should never be stored in close
proximity to solvents, gasoline, oils, etc.
- The wheel and tire sizes for your Volvo are specified to meet stringent stability and handling
requirements. Unapproved wheel/tire size combinations can negatively affect your vehicle's stability
and handling. Approved tire sizes are shown in the Tire inflation pressure tables on
- Any damage caused by installation of unapproved wheel/tire size combinations will not be covered
by your new vehicle warranty. Volvo assumes no responsibility for death, injury, or expenses that
may result from such installations.
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