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Volkswagen Touran Service Manual: Side Wall Lettering, Standard Tire

Example: Continental ContiPremiumContact 2

Side Wall Lettering, Standard Tire

1 -  Size Designation
For example B. 205/55 R 16. Refer to → Anchor
2 -  Position of Tread Wear Indicators (TWI)
3 -  Manufacturer (Trade Name)
4 -  Construction
Radial - radially-oriented fibers in carcass
Tubeless - Identifier for tubeless tires
5 -  Load Index/Speed Rating
For example 91. Refer to → Anchor
For example H. Refer to → Anchor
6 -  Specified Direction of Travel of Tire/Assembly Tool
7 -  Maximum Permissible Load
Specifications for North America only
8 -  Maximum Permissible Tire Pressure
Specifications for North America only
9 -  Number of Ply Layers in the Center of the Tread and in the Sidewalls and Information About the Material
10 -  ER Number = Approval Number
The tires fulfill all European guidelines.
11 -  Manufacturing Code/Date of Manufacture
Identification number for manufacturer's factory, tire size and tire model
Tire age/date of manufacture. Refer to → Chapter "Tires, Aging"
12 -  DOT - Department of Transportation
Tire meets the guidelines of the American traffic authorities
13 -  Designation for Brazil, INMETRO
14 -  Identification for China, CCC
15 -  Country of Manufacture
For example: Made in Germany
16 -  Safety Notes for Use or Fitting of Tires
17 -  Tread Wear Index - Resistance to Abrasion
based on a US standard test
18 -  Traction Rating - Evaluation of Wet Braking Ability A, B or C
according to US test
19 -  Temperature Resistance Index A, B or C
according to US test
20 -  Identifying Run-Flat Tires
For example, Self Supporting Runflat
Identifying run-flat tires. Refer to → Chapter "Run-Flat Tire, Structure and Identification, SST Tire"
21 -  Tread Designation
For example, ContiPremiumContact
    Side Wall Lettering
    ...

    Run-Flat Tire (PAX), Lettering On Side Wall
    In contrast to conventional tires, other designations are found on the tire flanks of PAX tires. In this way, these tires can be allocated clearly. &n ...

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    Volkswagen Touran Service Manual. Cracking
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