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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Identification markings on the tyre sidewall, standard tyres

Example: Continental ContiPremiumContact 2

Identification markings on the tyre sidewall, standard tyres

1 -  Size code
e.g. 205/55 R 16 → Anchor
2 -  Position of TWIs (Tread Wear Indicators)
3 -  Manufacturer (trade name)
4 -  Construction
Radial - radial cord direction in carcass
Tubeless - code for tubeless tyres
5 -  Load capacity index / speed rating
e.g. 91 → Anchor
e.g. H → Anchor
6 -  Specified direction of rotation/installation for tyre
7 -  Maximum permissible load
Data for North America
8 -  Maximum permissible tyre pressure
Data for North America
9 -  Number of plies in the centre of the tread and in the sidewalls as well as information about the material
10 -  E number = Approval number
Tyre fulfils European guidelines
11 -  Manufacturer code / date of manufacture
Identification number for manufacturer's plant, tyre size and tyre model
Tyre ageing / date of manufacture → Chapter
12 -  DOT - Department of Transportation
Tyre fulfils standards of the Department of Transportation of the United States of America
13 -  Identifier for Brazil, INMETRO
14 -  Identifier for China, CCC
15 -  Country of origin
e.g. manufactured in Germany (Made in Germany)
16 -  Safety notes for use or fitting of tyre
17 -  Relative expected service life - abrasion resistance
based on a US standard test
18 -  Rating of wet-braking traction, A, B or C
According to a US test
19 -  Rating of temperature resistance, A, B or C
According to a US test
20 -  Identifying tyres with run-flat properties
e.g. self-supporting run-flat
Identifying tyres with run-flat properties → Chapter
21 -  Tread pattern
e.g. ContiPremiumContact
Identification markings on the tyre sidewall
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