The basics of truck and bus tyres

Introduction to tyre use

A tyre choice must comply with the law and the recommendations of the vehicle or tyre manufacturer, or an official body (size, load index and speed rating, structure, etc.).

  • You need to take account of the conditions the tyre will be used in so that its performance levels meet hauliers' expectations.
  • If changes are made to an original vehicle component, you should check that the proposed solution complies with current legislation and the manufacturer's requirements and recommendations (see the regulations in force in the country). In some countries, the modified vehicle must receive an administrative approval.
  • Any tyre that is second-hand, used or has been involved in an accident must, prior to fitting, be checked carefully by a professional to ensure the safety of the user and compliance with current regulations (see Best practice for tyre fitting and inflation).
  • Tyre misuse or an unsuitable tyre choice can also help cause some mechanical parts to wear out prematurely.

How do you choose a tyre?

To drive safely and most efficiently, it is important to fit your vehicles with the right tyres and to follow some selection guidelines. There are 4 steps to follow!

How do you choose a tyre?

To drive safely and most efficiently, it is important to fit your vehicles with the right tyres and to follow some selection guidelines. There are 4 steps to follow!

Picto tyre choice page 17 Help and Advice

Picto tyre choice page 17 Help and Advice

STEP 2: Choose the correct tyre

  • The MICHELIN commercial vehicle tyre offer comprises six tyre ranges designed and adapted to each business application and ready to help you optimise your operating costs.
  • To select the right tyre, we have to take into account the type of use and benefits of each range.


STEP 3: Identify the right benefit

MICHELIN tyres offer benefits depending on the operators specific needs.

Edito tyre choice page 18 Help and Advice

Edito tyre choice page 18 Help and Advice

Edito tyre choice page 18 Help and Advice

Edito tyre choice page 18 Help and Advice

STEP 4: Choose the right tread pattern

There are rules which HAVE TO BE followed when choosing the tread pattern of your tyres.


STEP 3: Identify the right benefit

MICHELIN tyres offer benefits depending on the operators specific needs.

STEP 4: Choose the right tread pattern

There are rules which HAVE TO BE followed when choosing the tread pattern of your tyres.

Picto tyre choice page 134 Help and Advice

Picto tyre choice page 134 Help and Advice

Picto tyre choice page 135 Help and Advice

Picto tyre choice page 135 Help and Advice

Picto tyre choice page 21 Help and Advice

Picto tyre choice page 21 Help and Advice

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