Cadillac Escalade: Tires - Wheels and Tires - Vehicle Care - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Tires

Every new GM vehicle has high-quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. See the warranty manual for information regarding the tire warranty and where to get service. For additional information refer to the tire manufacturer.

WARNING WARNING

  • Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous.
  • Overloading the tires can cause overheating as a result of too much flexing. There could be a blowout and a serious crash. See Vehicle Load Limits  .
  • Underinflated tires pose the same danger as overloaded tires. The resulting crash could cause serious injury. Check all tires frequently to maintain the recommended pressure. Tire pressure should be checked when the tires are cold.
  • Overinflated tires are more likely to be cut, punctured, or broken by a sudden impact — such as when hitting a pothole. Keep tires at the recommended pressure.
  • Worn or old tires can cause a crash. If the tread is badly worn, replace them.
  • Replace any tires that have been damaged by impacts with potholes, curbs, etc.
  • Improperly repaired tires can cause a crash. Only the dealer or an authorized tire service center should repair, replace, dismount, and mount the tires.
  • Do not spin the tires in excess of 56 km/h (35 mph) on slippery surfaces such as snow, mud, ice, etc. Excessive spinning may cause the tires to explode.

See Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation   for inflation pressure adjustment for high speed driving.

22-Inch Tires

If the vehicle has 22-inch P285/45R22 size tires, they are classified as touring tires and are designed for on-road use.

The low-profile, wide tread design is not recommended for off-road driving. See Off-Road Driving  , for additional information.

Notice: Low-profile tires are more susceptible to damage from road hazards or curb impact than standard profile tires. Tire and/or wheel assembly damage can occur when coming into contact with road hazards like, potholes, or sharp edged objects, or when sliding into a curb. The warranty does not cover this type of damage. Keep tires set to the correct inflation pressure and, when possible, avoid contact with curbs, potholes, and other road hazards.

    Tire Sidewall Labeling
    Useful information about a tire is molded into the sidewall. The example shows a typical passenger vehicle tire sidewall. Passenger (P-Metric) Tire (A) Tire Size: The tire size code is a combinat ...

    See also:

    Owner Checks and Services
    At Each Fuel Stop ► Check the engine oil level. See Engine Oil . Once a Month ► Check the tire inflation pressures. See Tire Pressure . ► Inspect the tires for wear. See Tire I ...

    Defensive Driving
    Defensive driving means “always expect the unexpected.” The first step in driving defensively is to wear the safety belt. See Safety Belts  . Assume that other road users (pedestrians, b ...

    Exterior mirror out of position
    If an exterior mirror has been pushed out of position, proceed as follows: ► Vehicles without electrically folding exterior mirrors: move the exterior mirror into the correct position manu ...