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Tires

Traction The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B and C. The grades represent a tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked 'C' may have poor traction performance.

WARNING

The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction characteristics.

Temperature The temperature grades A (the highest), B, and C, represent a tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperatures can cause the material of a tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure.

The grade 'C' corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Safety Standard No 109.

Grades 'B' and 'A' represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law.

WARNING

SNOW CHAINS Snow chains are designed for use on roads in extreme conditions only, and are not recommended for off-road use. If it is necessary to fit snow chains to your vehicle, ALWAYS observe the following:

  • Snow chains must ONLY be fitted to the rear wheels of the vehicle, provided the wheels and tires conform to one of the original equipment specifications listed in the handbook (see ‘WHEELS & TIRES’, page 247).

  • ONLY Land Rover approved chains should be used - these are designed for your vehicle and will eliminate any risk of damage to the vehicle.

  • Always adhere to the snow chain fitting and retensioning instructions and the speed limitations recommended for varying road conditions. NEVER exceed 30 mph (50 km/h).

  • Avoid tire damage by removing the chains a soon as the road is free from snow.

For further information about approved snow chains, consult your Land Rover retailer.

WARNING

DO NOT fit unapproved snow chains to the rear wheels - this could damage brake components, and seriously affect the vehicle's ability to stop, potentially resulting in occupant or third party injury.

DO NOT fit snow chains to the front wheels; this could damage brake components.

The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.

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