Ford Explorer: Wheels and Tires / Using Summer Tires

Ford Explorer 2020-2024 Owners Manual / Wheels and Tires / Using Summer Tires

Summer tires provide superior performance on wet and dry roads. Summer tires do not have the Mud and Snow (M+S or M/S) tire traction rating on the tire side wall. Since summer tires do not have the same traction performance as All-season or Snow tires, we do not recommend using summer tires when temperatures drop to approximately 45°F (7°C) or below (depending on tire wear and environmental conditions) or in snow and ice conditions. Like any tire, summer tire performance is affected by tire wear and environmental conditions. If you must drive in those conditions, we recommend using Mud and Snow (M+S, M/S), All-season or Snow tires.

Always store your summer tires indoors at temperatures above 19°F (-7°C). The rubber compounds used in these tires lose flexibility and may develop surface cracks in the tread area at temperatures below 19°F (-7°C). If the tires have been subjected to 19°F (-7°C) or less, warm them in a heated space to at least 41°F (5°C) for at least 24 hours before installing them on a vehicle, or moving the vehicle with the tires installed, or checking tire inflation. Do not place tires near heaters or heating devices used to warm the room where the tires are stored. Do not apply heat or blow heated air directly on the tires. Always inspect the tires after storage periods and before use.

    Tire Care

    Information About Uniform Tire Quality Grading Tire Quality Grades apply to new pneumatic passenger car tires. The Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread ..

    Using Snow Chains

    WARNING: Do not exceed 30 mph (50 km/h). Failure to follow this instruction could result in the loss of control of your vehicle, personal injury or death...

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    Ford Explorer 2020-2024 Service Manual: Removal and Installation - Inner Quarter Panel


    Special Tool(s) / General Equipment Resistance Spotwelding Equipment Scraper for Straight Edges Hot Air Gun 8 mm Drill Bit MIG/MAG Welding Equipment Spot Weld Drill Bit Locking Pliers Materials Name Specification Seam SealerTA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 805DTM -  Flexible Foam Repair3M™ 08463, LORD Fusor® 121 -  Remo..

    Ford Explorer 2020-2024 Service Manual: General Procedures - Hood Alignment


    Adjustment NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details. All alignments Remove the hood latch. Refer to: Hood Latch (501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems, Removal and Installation). Remove the nuts and the striker assembly...

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    Driver and Passenger Airbags

    WARNING: Do not place your arms on the airbag cover or through the steering wheel. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury.

    WARNING: Keep the areas in front of the airbags free from obstruction. Do not affix anything to or over the airbag covers. Objects could become projectiles during airbag deployment or in a sudden stop. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or death.

    WARNING: Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child restraint. Never place a rear-facing child restraint in front of an active airbag. If you must use a forward-facing child restraint in the front seat, move the seat upon which the child restraint is installed all the way back.

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