Tyres with directional tread patternTyres with directional tread pattern  - Changing a wheel - Self-help - Self-help - Audi S5 Owner's Manual - Audi S5

Tyres with directional tread pattern must be mounted so that they rotate in the correct direction.

A directional tread pattern is identified by arrows on the sidewall pointing in the forward running direction. Always note the direction of rotation indicated when mounting the wheel. This is important so that these tyres can give maximum grip and avoid excessive noise, tread wear and aquaplaning.

Drive carefully should you ever have a puncture and have to mount the spare wheel so it rotates in the wrong direction. This is because the tyre will not give optimum performance. Bear this in mind particularly when driving on wet roads.

To benefit from the advantages of tyres with this type of tread pattern, the defective tyre should be replaced and refitted as soon as possible so that all tyres again rotate in the correct direction.