2016 Discovery Sport

AVOIDING FLAT SPOTS

In areas of extended high ambient temperature, vehicle tires can be affected by a softening of the tire sidewall. If the vehicle is stationary for long periods, the tire deforms at the point where the standing surface meets the tire. This is known as a flat spot.

A flat spot is normal tire behavior. However, when the vehicle is subsequently driven, vibration may be experienced from the flat spot. The condition steadily improves with extra mileage.

To minimize flat spotting, increase the tire pressures to the maximum, as stated on the tire's sidewall. The tires must be returned to the specified running pressures before driving. See TIRE PRESSURES.