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Automobile tires are described by an alphanumeric tire code (in American English and Canadian English) or tyre code (in British English, Australian English and others), which is generally molded (or moulded) into the sidewall of the tire. This code specifies the dimensions of the tire, and some of its key limitations, such as load-bearing ability, and maximum speed.
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Tire Size Explanation. You are one step away from getting a detailed, color-coded explanation of a specific tire code. Just click on a size below to get a break down of what it means.
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Etymology and spelling. The word tire is a short form of attire, from the idea that a wheel with a tire is a dressed wheel.. The spelling tyre does not appear until the 1840s when the English began shrink fitting railway car wheels with malleable iron. Nevertheless, traditional publishers continued using tire.The Times newspaper in Britain was still using tire as late as 1905.
How Old Are My Tires? DOT Date Code Tells You. Are you concerned about the age of your tires? Worry no more! After this quick guide you will clearly understand how to find the manufacture date of your tire and understand how Tires-Easy handles tire age based on the DOT Date Code.
NOTE: ALWAYS use the exact tire size, type, speed and load rating recommended by the manufacturer of your motorcycle. Never try to second-guess the designers and engineers with regards to tire size, type, speed or load rating! Use the information on this page for general reference only and not for choosing motorcycle tires.
Sidewall Markings. There is a lot of information on the sidewall of a tire. Typically, you'll find UTQG ratings for treadwear, traction and temperature, the size of the tire, the load rating index number with a speed rating index, the construction type (bias or radial), the D.O.T. (Dept. of Transportation) compliance code, construction details, and of course, the make and model of the tire.