Cadillac Escalade: When It Is Time for New Tires - Wheels and Tires - Vehicle Care - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: When It Is Time for New Tires

Factors, such as maintenance, temperatures, driving speeds, vehicle loading, and road conditions affect the wear rate of the tires.

Treadwear indicators are one way to tell when it is time for new tires. Treadwear

Treadwear indicators are one way to tell when it is time for new tires. Treadwear indicators appear when the tires have only 1.6mm (1/16 in) or less of tread remaining. Some commercial truck tires may not have treadwear indicators. See Tire Inspection   and Tire Rotation   for additional information.

The rubber in tires ages over time. This also applies to the spare tire, if the vehicle has one, even if it is never used. Multiple conditions including temperatures, loading conditions, and inflation pressure maintenance affect how fast aging takes place. Tires will typically need to be replaced due to wear before they may need to be replaced due to age. Consult the tire manufacturer for more information on when tires should be replaced.

Tire Rotation
Tires should be rotated every 12 000 km (7,500 mi). See Maintenance Schedule  . Tires are rotated to achieve a uniform wear for all tires. The first rotation is the most important. Any time u ...

Vehicle Storage
Tires age when stored normally mounted on a parked vehicle. Park a vehicle that will be stored for at least a month in a cool, dry, clean area away from direct sunlight to slow aging. This area shou ...

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Wheel changing safety
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