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Tyre Care and Maintenance guide for Toyota Camry

    For Tyre Care, safety, and maximum fuel economy, you must always maintain recommended tyre inflation pressures and stay within the load limits and weight distribution recommended for your vehicle.

    Checking tires

    Check if the treadwear indicators are showing on the tires. Also check the tires for uneven wear, such as excessive wear on one side of the tread.

    Check the spare tire condition and pressure if not rotated.

    1. New tread
    2. Worn tread
    3. Treadwear indicator
      The location of treadwear indicators is shown by a “TWI” or “∆” mark, etc., molded into the sidewall of each tire
      Replace the tires if the treadwear indicators are showing on a tire.

    Tire rotation

    Rotate the tires in the order shown

    To equalize tire wear and extend tire life, Toyota recommends that tire rotation is carried out at the same interval as tire inspection.
    Do not fail to initialize the tire pressure warning system after tire rotation.

    Tire pressure warning system

    Your vehicle is equipped with a tire pressure warning system that uses tire pressure warning valve and transmitters to detect low tire inflation pressure before serious problems arise.

    Vehicles without a tire inflation pressure display function

    If the tire pressure drops below a predetermined level, the driver is warned by a warning light.

    Vehicles with a tire inflation pressure display function

    • The tire pressure detected by the tire pressure warning system can be displayed on the multi-information display.
    • If the tire pressure drops below a predetermined level, the driver is warned by a screen display and a warning light.

    Installing tire pressure warning valve and transmitters

    When replacing the tires or wheels, the tire pressure warning valve and transmitters must be installed to the wheels which will be installed to the vehicle.

    When new tire pressure warning valve and transmitters are installed, new ID codes must be registered in the tire pressure warning computer and the tire pressure warning system must be initialized.

    Initializing the tire pressure warning system

    • The tire pressure warning system must be initialized in the following circumstances:
      • When the tire inflation pressure is changed such as when changing traveling speed or load weight.
      • When the tire inflation pressure is changed such as when the tire size is changed.
      • When rotating the tires.
      • Vehicles with a tire inflation pressure display function: After performing the transmitter ID code registration procedure. When the tire pressure warning system is initialized, the current tire inflation pressure is set as the benchmark pressure.
    • How to initialize the tire pressure warning system
      1. Park the vehicle in a safe place and stop the engine for 20 minutes or more.
        The initialization procedure cannot be started while the vehicle is moving.
      2. Adjust the tire inflation pressure to the specified cold tire inflation pressure level.
        Make sure to adjust the tire pressure to the specified cold tire inflation pressure level. The tire pressure warning system will operate based on this pressure level.
      3. Start the engine.
      4. Select ⁕ (4.2-inch display) or (7-inch display) on the multiinformation display using the meter control switches on the steering wheel.
      5. 4.2-inch display: Select “Vehicle Settings” and then press OK 7-inch display: Select and then press and hold OK .
      6. Select “TPWS” and then press OK
      7. Select “Set Pressure” then press and hold OK until the tire pressure warning light blinks 3 times.
        Then a message will be displayed on the multi-information display.
        Vehicles with a tire inflation pressure display function: “-” will be displayed on the multiinformation display for the inflation pressure of each tire while initialization is being performed.
      8. Vehicles with a tire inflation pressure display function: Drive at approximately 25 mph (40 km/h) or more for approximately 10 to 30 minutes.
        When initialization is complete, the inflation pressure of each tire will be displayed on the multi-information display.
        Even if the vehicle is not driven at approximately 25 mph (40 km/h) or more, initialization can be completed by driving for a long time. However, if initialization does not complete after driving for 1 hour or more, park the vehicle in a safe place for approximately 20 minutes and then drive the vehicle again.

    When to replace your vehicle’s tires

    Tires should be replaced if:

    • The treadwear indicators are showing on a tire.
    • You have tire damage such as cuts, splits, cracks deep enough to expose the fabric, and bulges indicating internal damage
    • A tire goes flat repeatedly or cannot be properly repaired due to the size or location of a cut or other damage
      If you are not sure, consult with your Toyota dealer.

    Replacing tires and wheels

    If the ID codes of the tire pressure warning valve and transmitters are not registered, the tire pressure warning system will not work properly. In this case, after driving for about 20 minutes, the tire pressure warning light will blink for approximately 1 minute and then illuminate to indicate a system malfunction.

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    Tire life

    Any tire over 6 years old must be checked by a qualified technician even if it has seldom or never been used or damage is not obvious.

    Routine tire inflation pressure checks

    The tire pressure warning system does not replace routine tire inflation pressure checks. Make sure to check tire inflation pressure as part of your routine of daily vehicle checks.

    Low profile tires (vehicles with 18 or 19-inch wheels)

    Generally, low profile tires will wear more rapidly and tire grip performance will be reduced on snowy and/or icy roads when compared to standard tires. Be sure to use snow tires on snowy and/or icy roads and drive carefully at a speed appropriate for road and weather conditions.

    Maximum load of tire

    Check that the maximum load of the replacement tire is greater than 1/2 of the Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR) of either the front axle or the rear axle, whichever is greater.

    For the GAWR, see the Certification Label. For the maximum load of the tire, see the load limit at maximum cold tire inflation pressure mentioned on the sidewall of the tire.

    Tire inflation pressure

    The recommended cold tire inflation pressure and tire size are displayed on the tire and loading information label.

    Inspection and adjustment procedure

    1. Tire valve
    2. Tire pressure gauge
    1. Remove the tire valve cap.
    2. Press the tip of the tire pressure gauge onto the tire valve.
    3. Read the pressure using the gauge gradations.
    4. If the tire inflation pressure is not at the recommended level, adjust the pressure.
      If you add too much air, press the center of the valve to deflate.
    5. After completing the tire inflation pressure measurement and adjustment, apply soapy water to the valve and check for leakage.
    6. Put the tire valve cap back on.

    Tire inflation pressure check interval

    You should check tire inflation pressure every two weeks, or at least once a month.

    Do not forget to check the spare.

    Effects of incorrect tire inflation pressure

    • Driving with incorrect tire inflation pressure may result in the following:
    • Reduced fuel economy
    • Reduced driving comfort and poor handling
    • Reduced tire life due to wear
    • Reduced safety
    • Damage to the drivetrain

    If a tire needs frequent inflating, have it checked by your Toyota dealer.

    Instructions for checking tire inflation pressure

    When checking tire inflation pressure, observe the following:

    • Check only when the tires are cold.
      If your vehicle has been parked for at least 3 hours or has not been driven for more than 1 mile or 1.5 km, you will get an accurate cold tire inflation pressure reading.
    • Always use a tire pressure gauge.
      It is difficult to judge if a tire is properly inflated based only on its appearance.
    • It is normal for the tire inflation pressure to be higher after driving as heat is generated in the tire. Do not reduce tire inflation pressure after driving.
    • Never exceed the vehicle capacity weight.
      Passengers and luggage weight should be placed so that the vehicle is balanced.
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