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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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Identification markings on the tyre sidewall, tyres with run-flat system (PAX)
As compared to standard tyres, run-flat tyres (PAX) have different codes and designations on the sidewall. This makes it easy to identify run-flat tyres. ...

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Cigarette lighter
Fig. 124 In the lower part of the centre console: cigarette lighter First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings A cigarette lighter is located in the lower part of the centre console. With the ignition switched on, press in the knob on the cigarette lighter ...

Frequently asked questions
If you suspect that there is a fault in the vehicle or if your vehicle has been damaged, read and observe the following information before contacting a Volkswagen dealership or qualified workshop. You may also find useful information in the index under the headings Things to note or Checklist. ...

Legislative conditions
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