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: 

Vehicle

Tyre size

Load & 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 ZS

195/65R15

91H

Giti Comfort 221

215/50R17

91V

Maxxis Premitra HP5

195/65R15

91H

Michelin Energy Saver

215/50R17

91Y

Continental Premium Contact 6

215/50R17

91W

Maxxis Premitra HP5

  
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.