LOAD INDEX
& SPEED SYMBOL

The load index number and speed symbol correspond to the maximum load-carrying capacity of the tyre and its maximum speed capability.

DIAMETER

The diameter is the size of the wheel from one side to the other.

RADIAL

Tyres with an "R" indicate radial tyre construction.

ASPECT RATIO

The aspect ratio indicates the dimensional relationship of the section height to the section width.

WIDTH

The width indicates the widest point of a tire from sidewall to sidewall.

TYRE TYPE

Some tyres have a P or LT in front of the tyre width, identifying them for passenger or light truck use.

TREADWEAR, TRACTION,
AND TEMPERATURE GRADES

The UTQG code provides consumers with information on tyre treadwear, traction, and operating temperature resistance.

DOT TYRE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

The DOT tyre identification number indicates compliance with all safety standards established by the U.S. Department of Transportation and provides additional information about the tyre.

MOUNTAIN

M+S designates a mud and snow tyre.

SNOW

The mountain/snowflake designate a tyre designed for severe snow conditions.