You can prevent wear-and-tear of your tires through regular inspection and by taking the following tips into consideration.


Inspect your tire pressure every month. The right tire pressure promotes the lifespan of your tire.

If the tires don’t have the right pressure, this can cause extra abrasion with too much pressure.

If the pressure is too low, the tires have less grip on the road and they may overheat which can lead to a blowout.

The right tire pressure depends on the tire size. We are happy to advice you.


When you transport materials, please check how much weight your tires can carry. On the side of your tire, you can read the maximum load capacity (read hereunder with “Tire size”)

If you have too much weight, the tires may overheat quickly, which may lead to a blowout. So pump some extra air in the tire in case of overweight.


Above we indicated that overheating may lead to a blowout. An almost worn-out tire or dehydration can lead to a blowout. After some time, the rubber of the tire dries out, either by age or because of the Surinamese sun. This causes small cracks and a blowout is then possible. Thus regular inspection of your tires is an absolute necessity.

Of course, a blowout can also be caused when your car hits the curbstone of the sidewalk, by a hole in the street pavement, by reckless driving over a speed bump etc.

Therefore, you should be careful at all times.


Turn the cap of the tire valve always tightly once you have placed the right amount of air in the tire. By doing this, you also prevent oxidation and damage of the valve by dust and water.


Don’t forget your spare tire. You could suddenly be confronted with a flat tire.

Make sure that you always have a reliable spare tire in your car.

Reliable means, just like the other 4 tires, that the spare tire is also regularly inspected by you. Check the tire pressure and turn the valve cap tightly.

In this way, you are well prepared for any trip.


On the side of your tire, you find the tire size. It consists of a range of numbers and letters.

For example, 215/70 R16 100 T.


* 215 means the width of the tire in millimeters.

* 70  means the height in percentages. The height of the tire is therefore 70% of 215.

* R  means the tire type. In this case, the common radial type.

* 16  means the diameter of the wheel, expressed in inches.

* 100  means the load capacity; the maximum permitted load in kilograms which your tire can carry.  The load index is a number between 71 and 120. Please see the tableIn the case of 100, the maximum load capacity is 800 kg per tire. For a car (with 4 tires) this means 3200 kg.

* T  means the speed index: the maximum velocity which your tires can withstand.


The speed index is expressed in letters. From A to Z, varying from 5 km/h to 300 km/h. Please see the table

The letter T means a maximum of 190 km per hour and often it refers to tires of family cars and minivans.