Tyres

Tyres

The original equipment tyres installed on each Subaru model were selected to perform optimally with each of the following core technologies. 

  • Antilock Disc Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive 
  • 4-Wheel Independent Suspension with the Subaru Intelligent Chassis

How often should I check my tyres?

Taking a look at your tyres each time you’re about to drive your Subaru is always a good idea – a quick walk around can help you identify potential issues long before they become problems. 

Checking the air pressure of your tyres is something that you should do at least once a month (a label indicating the appropriate tyre pressure for your vehicle is located on the driver’s side door jam). Your Subaru Service Centre will also check your tyres each time you bring your vehicle in for its scheduled service. 

How often should my tyres be rotated, and why?

Your tyres should be rotated every 12,500 kilometres or 6 months (whichever comes first) to help ensure even wear and maximise tread life and performance. Your Subaru Service Centre will perform this for you during your scheduled service. 

When should my tyres be replaced?

Each tyre incorporates a tread wear indicator, which becomes visible when the depth of the tread grooves decreases to 1.6 mm (0.063 in). A tyre must be replaced when the tread wear indicator appears as a solid band across the tread. For more information, please refer to your Subaru Owner’s Manual. The wheels and tyres are important and integral parts of your vehicle’s design, they cannot be changed arbitrarily. The tyres fitted as standard equipment are optimally matched to the characteristics of the vehicle and were selected to give the best possible combination of running performance, ride comfort and service life. It is essential for every tyre to have a size and construction matching those shown on the tyre placard and to have a speed symbol and load index matching those shown on the tyre placard. 

Using tyres of a non-specified size detracts from controllability, ride comfort and braking. Why take chances with your vehicle’s handling, safety, comfort or performance? 

When it’s time to replace your tyres, it’s time to see your Subaru Service Centre.

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