Owner's Manual

You’re all set to go!

Congratulations on your new set of Timberland Tires from Omni United (S) Pte Ltd. As you know, Timberland Tires are designed and created with sustainability in mind. When the tread wears out the tire lives on, recycled into Timberland® shoes.

If you should ever have any questions, please contact our Customer Service team by calling us toll-free at 1-855-432-1386, or use our online contact form.

Please visit us at TimberlandTires.com again soon for the latest news, product releases, and updates.

Thank you for your commitment to a better future.

Good news! Your new Timberland Tires purchase comes with an additional perk – a 10% discount on any and all purchases on Timberland.com or in Timberland stores for an entire year. To register and get more information, please visit www.timberlandtires.com/register.

Please, take a moment to register your tires.

Registering your tires is important because it allows us to share news, promotions and reminders with you. We urge you to register your tires promptly after purchase. It only takes a few minutes.

Please visit www.timberlandtires.com/register to register your tires.

You’ll need your tire DOT identification number, date of purchase, and the name and address of the dealer where the tires were purchased. The DOT ID number is found on the sidewall of your tire, begins with the letters DOT and ends in four numbers.

Registration does not require you to opt-in to receive emails from Timberland.

Register your tires and you’ll receive a 10% discount* on all Timberland.com purchases for an entire year when you opt-in to receive emails from Timberland.
*Restrictions may apply.

Register your tires and you’ll receive a 10% discount on all Timberland.com purchases for an entire year when you opt in to receive emails from Timberland.

Help us remain true to our vision.

When the tread wears out, we take special steps to ensure we recapture as many Timberland Tires as we can so that our tires can be recycled into Timberland® shoes. When the time comes, you simply need to replace your used Timberland Tires at an authorized Timberland Installer or Dealer. We’ll take it from there!

What Drive. Recycle. Wear means to us

Our brand philosophy underlines the commitment to create tires with sustainability in mind, designed for a new generation of drivers.

DRIVE: Timberland Tires are manufactured in the USA, using both domestic and imported materials, with processes that meet Omni United (S) Pte Ltd’s exacting quality standards. Timberland Tires provide performance, traction, comfort and handling that drivers expect from a premium tire, including a 65,000-mile treadwear warranty. 

RECYCLE: Once their journey on the road is complete, Timberland Tires will be responsibly recycled into the soles of Timberland® footwear.

WEAR: Timberland strives to use as much recycled, renewable and organic material as possible in its footwear, apparel and accessories. Timberland Tires is a new effort to let you enjoy products featuring sustainable materials. To take this experience further, you will receive a 10% discount* on all Timberland shoes, apparel and accessories for a year when you purchase and register your Timberland Tires here and opt-in to receive emails from Timberland.com

*Restrictions may apply.

The Care and Keeping of Your Timberland Tires

Like all tires, Timberland Tires require care and attention both for your safety, and to prolong their life on the road. Proper tire care and safety is simple. You probably already know what to do: Inflate. Rotate. Evaluate. That means you need to check all your tires and the spare once a month and before every trip with a visual inspection and inflation pressure check.

Checking tire inflation pressure (Source: www.rma.org/tire-safety)

It's important to have the proper air pressure in your tires, as under-inflation may lead to tire failure. The right amount of air for your tires is specified by the vehicle manufacturer and is shown on the vehicle door edge, door post, glove box door or fuel door. It is also listed in the owner's manual.

  • When you check the air pressure, make sure the tires are cool - meaning they are not hot from driving even a mile. (NOTE: If you have to drive a distance to get air, check and record the tire pressure first and add the appropriate air pressure when you get to the pump. It is normal for tires to heat up and the air pressure inside to go up as you drive. Never "bleed" or reduce air pressure when tires are hot.)
  • Remove the cap from the valve on one tire.
  • Firmly press a tire gauge onto the valve.
  • Add air to achieve recommended air pressure.
  • If you overfill the tire, release air by pushing on the metal stem in the center of the valve with a fingernail or the tip of a pen. Then recheck the pressure with your tire gauge.
  • Replace the valve cap.
  • Repeat with each tire, including the spare. (NOTE: Some spare tires require higher inflation pressure.)
  • Visually inspect the tires to make sure there are no nails or other objects embedded that could poke a hole in the tire and cause an air leak.
  • Check the sidewalls to make sure there are no gouges, cuts, bulges or other irregularities. NOTE: Air pressure in a tire goes up (in warm weather) or down (in cold weather) 1-2 pounds for every 10 degrees of temperature change.

Checking Your Tread (Source: www.rma.org/tire-safety)

Tires must be replaced when the tread is worn down to 2/32” in order to prevent skidding and hydroplaning. An easy test: place a penny into a tread groove. If part of Lincoln's head is covered by the tread, you're driving with the proper amount of tread. If you can see all of his head, you should buy a new tire.

Built-in treadwear indicators, or "wear bars," which look like narrow strips of smooth rubber across the tread will appear on the tire when the tread is worn down to 1/16”. When you see these "wear bars," the tire is worn out and should be replaced.

Visually check your tires for signs of uneven wear. You may have irregular tread wear if there are high and low areas or unusually smooth areas. Consult your tire dealer as soon as possible.

Rotating your tires (Source: www.rma.org/tire-safety)

Sometimes irregular tire wear can be corrected by rotating your tires. Consult your vehicle's owner’s manual, or your tire dealer for the appropriate rotation pattern for your vehicle. Before rotating your tires, always refer to your car's owner's manual for rotation recommendations. If no rotation period is specified, tires should be rotated approximately every 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers).

NOTE: If your tires show uneven wear, ask your tire dealer to check for and correct any misalignment, imbalance or other mechanical problem involved before rotation.

Tire Alignment (Source: www.rma.org/tire-safety)

Misalignment of wheels in the front or rear can cause uneven and rapid treadwear and should be corrected by a tire dealer. Front-wheel-drive vehicles, and those with independent rear suspension, require alignment of all four wheels. Have your alignment checked periodically as specified by the vehicles' owner’s manual or whenever you have an indication of trouble such as "pulling" or vibration.

Also have your tire balance checked periodically. An unbalanced tire and wheel assembly may result in irregular wear.

Tire Glossary

Aspect Ratio: An expression representing the height of the sidewall of a tire in terms of a percentage of tire's width.

Blocks: The individual, raised rubber-compound segments making up the tread of a tire.

Compound: The general term referring to the chemical formula for the tread material.

Grooves: Circumferential channels between the tread ribs of a tire.

REACH Compliant: REACH is a European Union Regulation on chemicals and their safe use. It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances.

Ribs: Parts of a tire tread pattern created by grooves that run circumferentially around the tire.

Section Width: Distance between the inner and outer sidewalls at their widest point of an inflated tire not under load.

Speed Rating: The speed rating of a tire is based on U.S. Government standards for reaching and sustaining a specified speed. Typically, a tire with a higher speed rating results in better handling. Speed ratings are determined via laboratory tests that simulate road performance at various speeds. Tires are assigned a single letter (such as H or V) to designate speed rating.

Shoulder Blocks: Raised rubber-compound segments on the part of the tire tread nearest the sidewall.

Sidewall: The part of the tire between the tread and the bead.

Size: An expression that defines a particular tire in terms of its width, height, rim diameter, aspect ratio and construction type. 205/65R-15 expresses tire size using the metric system.

Tread Blocks: Raised rubber-compound segments on the outside visible part of a tire.

Tread: The part of the tire that comes into contact with the road. The tread type is distinguished by the design of its ribs and grooves.

Tread Width:The width of a tire's tread.

Tread Depth: The distance measured in the major tread groove nearest the centerline of the tire from the base of the groove to the top of the tread. According to law, most states legally consider a tire to be worn out when it reaches a tread depth of 2/32".

UTQG: Uniform Tire Quality Grading. A government-mandated tire rating system based on a tire's performance in treadwear durability, traction and temperature resistance. UTQG ratings are branded on a tire's sidewall.

How to Read your Tire's Sidewall

  1. TREADWEAR GRADE
  2. TRACTION GRADE
  3. TEMPERATURE GRADE
  4. MAXIMUM LOAD RANGE
  5. TIRE PLY COMPOSITION & MATERIALS USED
  6. U.S. DOT TIRE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
  7. RATED FOR MUD & SNOW
  8. NOMINAL WIDTH OF TIRE IN MILLIMETERS
  9. ASPECT RATIO
  10. RADIAL
  11. RIM DIAMETER CODE