Ensure maximum performance and a long life from your tires by checking the air pressures at least once a month and set them to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended pressure(s) listed on the vehicle’s tire placard or in your owner’s manual. Always check and adjust your air pressure when your tires are cold, preferably first thing in the morning before driving. Never release air pressure from tires when they are hot. Wait until the tires cool down and recheck, adding air or releasing as required. Falken endorses the use of nitrogen in your tires because it helps your tires maintain optimal pressure for longer periods of time and reduces the amount of moisture inside of the tire and wheel assembly.
*Some plus size applications may require different air pressure(s) than what is listed on your vehicle’s placard or owner’s manual. In this case, please consult your tire dealer or Falken Tire for proper inflation pressure(s).
Falken recommends rotating your tires at least every 5,000 miles (8,046 km) and periodically inspecting your tires to make sure they are free of road hazards (such as nails, screws, large wood splinters, etc.) that might penetrate your tires causing them to lose air pressure and to ensure they are wearing evenly. Common irregular wear patterns are: misalignment wear, where the tire shows excessive outer or inner tread wear. Improper inflation: tires that are under inflated will exhibit both shoulders of the tread wearing down at a faster rate, while overinflated tires will have the center tread area wearing down at a faster rate. Tire sidewalls should also be inspected for cuts, snags, bruises, and weather cracking. If any of these noted conditions are present during inspection, we recommend returning to your servicing tire dealer to be corrected to ensure long tire life.
Plus sizing your wheels and tires is one of the easiest ways to dramatically change the looks of your vehicle. Falken recommends no more than a 3% +/- change in the replacement tires’ overall diameter, so as to remain as close to O.E. specifications as possible and keep your vehicle’s odometer, speedometer, and anti-lock braking system (ABS) functioning correctly, as well as keeping sufficient ground clearance. On sport utility vehicles (SUV) and light trucks, any increase in tire overall diameter and the lifting of vehicle suspension to accommodate the larger tire size, may result in changes of vehicle ride height which will result in changes in rollover characteristics, braking distances, and handling. The plus sized tire’s load index must also be equal to or greater than the O.E. tires’ load index or be able to effectively carry load at a PSI listed on the Load and Inflation Table. Falken Tire also recommends that the speed rating of the replacement tires must always equal or exceed the original equipped tires.
Falken recommends replacing your tires when the tread wears down to the wear bars (2/32”), which are located across the tread in several locations around the tire. If only two tires are being replaced, the two new tires should always be installed on the rear of the vehicle to aid in preventing your vehicle from hydroplaning, even if your car is front wheel drive. It’s always recommended to have your new tires balanced during installation, and alignment checked if the previous tires show irregular wear. Tires that have been in use for 5 years or more should continue to be inspected by a qualified tire specialist, at least annually. It is recommended that any tires 10 years old or older from the date of manufacture, including spare tires, be replaced with new tires as a precaution even if such tires appear serviceable and even if they have not reached the legal worn out limit at 2/32”. In the event that you get a flat tire while driving, it is best to find a nearby, safe place to stop and install your spare tire or call a tow truck. The less distance that you drive on your low or flat tire, the better chances your tire has of being repairable. Once you are able to get to your local servicing tire dealer, have them dismount the tire from the rim and thoroughly inspect the inside of the tire. If the interior of the tire, inside and/or outside sidewall are compromised from driving on the flat or underinflated tire for too long, the tire should be replaced. If the tire is deemed repairable after inspection, it should be repaired with a plug and patch or plug/patch combination to correctly repair the tire. Never use a rope type plug, as this does not correctly seal the tire, and may lead to tire failure.
FALKEN TIRE LIMITED WARRANTY
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Effective November 1, 2014
WARRANTY ADJUSTMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURES
Effective November 1, 2014
WARRANTY ADJUSTMENT PERCENTAGE CALCULATION:
For mileage warranty, calculate the miles received divided by the warranty level, then subtract 1. That will give you percentage credit due customer.
|Original Depth (INCH)||Measured Depth Remaining in Tire Grooves (INCH)|
WARRANTY ADJUSTMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURES - CONTINUED
Effective November 1, 2014
Dealers in each region must ship warranty adjustment tires to:
MIDWEST/NORTH EASTERN REGION:
Falken Tire Chicago Warehouse
Warranty adjustment returns from dealers located outside the continental United States may contact 800-723-2553 for specific FTC adjustment processing policy and procedures.
Mileage Warranty Claim Documentation Requirements:
To receive proper credit for adjustments based on published Falken mileage warranties, all required supporting documentation (i.e., completed warranty pamphlets and tire rotation service records) must be submitted with claim forms. Claims received without documentation may be deemed as non-adjustable and may not be processed for adjustment credit.
How Credits Are Calculated:
Warranted failure adjustments credits are pro-rated based on the amount of usable tread depth remaining on the tire. Tires are deemed worn out at the appearance of the tread wear bars across grooves, at 2/32" (1.6mm) remaining tread depth and no credit will be issued thereafter. Mileage warranty adjustment credits are pro-rated based on the percentage of unachieved miles divided by the particular model warranted miles. Pro-rated credit percentage is then calculated based on the dealer’s current buying price in our system.
Non-Uniformity Claim Adjustments:
Non-uniformity, including out-of-round, or out-of-balance adjustments will only be accepted during the first 1/32” tread wear. A claim for non-uniformity for a set of four (4) tires from the same vehicle will not be accepted.
What is Not Considered for Adjustment:
Tires will not be accepted for adjustment credit if they have been previously repaired have sustained irregular wear due to improper inflation, misalignment, improper vehicle application, have sustained operational abuse, or have been damaged during mounting or demounting.
Non-Adjustable Tire Notification and Returns:
Dealers will be notified in writing of those tires that have been inspected and are not considered for adjustment. Due to limited scrap tire storage space, non-adjustable tires will be destroyed 20 days from the date of dealer notification, unless the dealer had made prior disposition arrangements. Tires requested by the dealer to be returned will be shipped back at dealer expense.
FREE TRIAL RIDE PROGRAM
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your new set of four eligible Falken tires within 30 days or 1,000 miles from date of purchase you may return them to the original place of purchase for a full reimbursement (limited to the purchase price of the tires). Please see your Falken Dealer for full details.
Additional Safety Warnings
Tire Mix Usage. Never mix tires of different size or construction and or type on an axle (Except for temporary use spare tire). Always refer to vehicle owner’s manual for proper tire fitment.\
Winter Tires. Falken recommends all four Tires be replaced when installing Snow Tires. Never use just two Snow Tires – It could lead to adverse handling, loss of control, which could cause serious injury or death.
Speed Rating. The speed capability of the replacement tire(s) must always equal or exceed the original equipment tires. Falken does not recommend the use of mixing different speed ratings on a vehicle. This can cause poor handling and unpredictable steering. If the Tire(s) have been repaired, damaged, or modified from its original condition – then the Tire(s) should be treated as a non-speed rated tire.
For Winter Tires- it’s acceptable to use winter tires with a lower speed rating then the OE tires, but the vehicle maximum speed must be reduced to correspond with the new tires speed rating. Falken recommends reducing driving speed when driving in adverse weather conditions.
Tire Load. The load carrying capacity of the replacement tire(s) must always equal or exceed the carrying capacity of the original equipment tires. When changing tires sizes – commonly called “Plus Sizing” please consult the vehicle placard for original Load carrying capacity and air pressures. Always ensure that the replacement tires load capacity is equal to or above the original tire to ensure safe operation.
Tire Aging. Falken recommends tires which have been in use for 5 years or more should be inspected regularly by a qualified tire specialist. Plus any tire that is 10 years or older from the date of manufacture, including spare tires, be replaced with new tires regardless of appearance, even if the tires have not reached the legal wear out limit.
Tire Inflation / Overloading. Serious injury or death may result from tire underinflation or overloading. Follow owner’s manual and the car’s tire information placard for proper inflation pressures and load carrying capacities. Never exceed tire maximum air pressure as listed on tire’s sidewall.
Tire Overall Diameter. If you choose a replacement tire that exceeds the vehicle design criteria range for tire diameter, you may be changing the original handling characteristics of the vehicle. In some cases, vehicle systems such as Brakes, Suspensions and alignment may be affected. On sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) and light trucks, any increase in tire overall diameter , and the lifting of vehicle suspension to accommodate the larger size, may result in changes of vehicle ride height and resultant changes in rollover characteristics, braking distances, and handling. You must ensure any tire size and suspension changes allow for safe operating control under all driving conditions.
Standard Tire Specification Load (lbs) & Inflation (psi)
Based on ETRTO Data
|Air Pressure (psi)|
"Extra Load" Tire Specification Load (lbs) and Inflation (psi)
Based on ETRTO Data “Standard” Tire Specification Load (lbs) & Inflation (psi)
|Air Pressure (psi)|
Light Truck Tire Load and Inflation Chart
Tire Load Limits (lbs) at Various Inflation Pressures (psi)
|Tire Size||Usage||Load Range C||Load Range D||Load Range E|
|LT215/85R16||Single||1,495||1,640||1,785||1,940 (C)||2,050||2,180||2,335 (D)|
|Dual||1,360||1,490||1,625||1,765 (C)||1,865||1,985||2,150 (D)|
|LT235/85R16||Single||1,700||1,870||2,030||2,205 (C)||2,335||2,485||2,623 (D)||2,765||2,905||3,042 (E)|
|Dual||1,545||1,700||1,845||2,006 (C)||2,125||2,260||2,381 (D)||2,515||2,645||2,778 (E)|
|LT225/75R16||Single||1,500||1,650||1,790||1,940 (C)||2,060||2,190||2,335 (D)|
|Dual||1,365||1,500||1,630||1,765 (C)||1,875||1,995||2,150 (D)|
|LT245/75R16||Single||1,700||1,865||2,030||2,205 (C)||2,335||2,480||2,623 (D)||2,765||2,900||3,042 (E)|
|Dual||1,545||1,695||1,845||2,006 (C)||2,125||2,255||2,381 (D)||2,515||2,640||2,778 (E)|
|LT265/75R16||Single||1,910||2,100||2,280||2,470 (C)||2,625||2,790||3,000 (D)||3,105||3,260||3,415 (E)|
|Dual||1,740||1,910||2,075||2,270 (C)||2,390||2,540||2,755 (D)||2,825||2,965||3,085 (E)|
|LT285/75R16||Single||2,130||2,340||2,540||2,755 (C)||2,925||3,110||3,305 (D)|
|Dual||1,940||2,130||2,310||2,535 (C)||2,660||2,830||3,000 (D)|
Maximum speed rating at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to its Load Index under specific service conditions.
|Speed Symbol||Maximum Speed(MPH)|
(open ended speed category)
NOTE: **For tires with speed symbols W and Y, ZR may or may not also appear within the size designation. For tires with a maximum speed above 186 MPH, a ZR must appear in the size designation. Examples of similar size markings, with and without service descriptions, and showing different maximum speeds, are shown below:
|Tire Designation||Maximum Speed|
|P275/40R17 93W||168 MPH|
|P275/40R17 93Y||186 MPH|
|P275/40ZR17 93W||168 MPH|
|P275/40ZR17 93Y||186 MPH|
|P275/40ZR17 (93Y)||Above 186 MPH|
|P275/40ZR17 (No Speed Symbol)||Above 149 MPH|