Caring for your tyres

DEFECTIVE TYRES ARE DANGEROUS!

Do NOT drive if any tyre is damaged, is excessively worn, or is inflated to an incorrect pressure.


Always drive with consideration for the condition of the tyres, and regularly inspect the tread and side walls for any sign of distortion (bulges), cuts or wear.

Note: If possible, protect tyres from contamination by oil, grease, fuel and other automotive fluids.

Tyre Pressures

Check the pressures (including the spare wheel) at least every week, when the tyres are cold.

If it is necessary to check the tyres when they are warm, you should expect the pressures to have increased by 0.3 to 0.4 bar. In this circumstance, NEVER let air out of the tyres in order to match the recommended pressures (cold).

Valves

Keep the valve caps screwed down firmly – they prevent dirt from entering the valve. Check the valve for leaks (listen for a tell – tale hissing) when you check the tyre pressure.

Tyre Wear Indicators

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Tyres fitted as original equipment have wear indicators moulded into the tead pattern at several points around the circumference. When the tread has worn down to 1.6 mm, the indicators will come to the surface of the tread pattern, producing the effect of a continuous band of rubber across the width of the tyre.

Note: If tyre wear is uneven ( on one side of the tyre only) the wheel alignment should be checked by the MG Authorised Repairer.

IMPORTANT

A tyre MUST be replaced as soon as a wear indicator becomes visible.

   
  

Approved Tyres

Please find details of the approved tyres for each model of MG: 

VehicleTyre sizeLoad & speed rating
Make & type


MG3
185 / 70 R14
88H
Goodyear GT3
185 / 70 R14
88T
Goodyear Efficient Grip Compact
195 / 70 R14
87V
Goodyear Efficient Grip
195 / 70 R14
87V
Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
195 / 70 R14
87V
Kumho Ecsta KH31
MG6 Petrol
215/50 R17
91V
Goodyear Efficient Grip
225/45 R18
91W
Dunlop SP Sport
MG6 Diesel
205/60 R16
96V
Goodyear Efficient Grip
215/50 R17
95W
Goodyear Efficient Grip
225/45 R18
95W
Dunlop SP Sport 01
MG GS
215/60 R17
96H
Maxxis HP M3
215/60 R17
96V
Michelin Primacy 3
235/50 R18
97W
Michelin Primacy 3ST
235/50 R18
101Y
Michelin Primacy 3

  
MG Motor UK recommends that the same tyres are fitted on all wheel positions of your vehicle. However, if mixing is necessary due to tyre availability or economical considerations, it is permissible to mix brands and tread patterns as long as the same brands and tread patterns are fitted across the axle.