Volvo V50 2006 Owner Manual

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2006 Volvo V50 Tread wear indicator The tires have wear indicator strips running across or parallel to the tread. The letters TWI are printed on the side of the tire. When approximately 1/16" (1.6 mm) is left on the tread, these strips become visible and indicate that the tire should be replaced. Tires with less than 1/16" (1.6 mm) tread offer very poor traction. When replacing worn tires, it is recommended that the tire be identical in type (radial) and size as the one being replaced. Using a tire of the same make (manufacturer) will prevent alteration of the driving characteristics of the vehicle. pg. 129 General information New tires Remember that tires are perishable goods. As of 2000, the manufacturing week and year (Department of Transportation (DOT) stamp) will be indicated with 4 digits (e.g. 1502 means that the tire illustrated was manufactured during week 15 of 2002). Tire age Tires degrade over time, even when they are not being used, which can affect their reliability and roadholding characteristics. Therefore, all tires older than 6 years (including the spare tire and winter tires) should be inspected by a qualified technician, regardless of appearance or mileage. Heat caused by hot climates or frequent high loading conditions can accelerate the aging process. A tire's age can be determined by the DOT stamp on the sidewall (see the illustration above). file:///K|/ownersdocs/2006/2006_V50/06v50_08a.htm (3 of 18)12/30/2006 4:49:38 PM

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