Tire Information

No matter what kind of road conditions you encounter, every driver wants to be safe inside their vehicle! Your tires are the only point of contact between your car and the road, and therefore, quality tires are crucial. How can you ensure that you buy the right tires for your type of vehicle? Here is some useful information that the experts at Centre Techno Pneu think you should know. You can find out more by calling Centre Techno Pneu.

My Needs

Have your treads worn even with the tread-wear indicator? If so, it is time to change your tires. If you want to make a wise choice, you should ask yourself a few questions first. What type of tire is suitable for your car? Do you want high-performance tires, tires that grip the road, economical tires, tires for wet or snow-covered roads? Do you drive a sports car, a sedan, a pickup, etc.?

Tread-wear Indicator

The tread-wear indicator is a small raised bar that runs across the grooves of the tire, marking the minimum allowable tread depth.

Tires Sizes

Once you have found the answers to your questions, you must choose the right size tires. To determine the proper size, refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual or the car manufacturer’s label, which is usually stuck on the frame of the driver’s door.

Information Marked on the Tire

The sidewall of the tire carries useful information in the form of letters and numbers. If you wish to understand the information, you must learn how to decode it. Here’s an example to help you understand what the code means:

P185/70R14 88S

P = Passenger vehicle

185 = Width of the tire in millimetres

70 = Height / width ratio, or in other words, the ratio between the height of the tire’s sidewall and the width of the tire.

R = Radial construction

14 = Diameter of the wheel in inches

88 = Load index

S = Speed rating

Speed Rating

L'indice de vitesse est représenté par une lettre entre A et Z. La lettre indique la capacité maximale du pneu lorsque la capacité de charge et le gonflage sont adéquats.

Tire Speed Rating



Tire Speed Rating       

Speed In KM/H

P

150

Q160
R170
S180
U190
H200
V210
V(ZR)

MORE THAN 210

W(ZR)240
Y(ZR)270
(ZR)300
MORE THAN 300

Load Index

The load index is a number between 0 and 279. The number corresponds to the vehicle’s load-carrying capacity.

Load Index and Equivalent Load


Load Index          

Load in Lbs          

Load Index        

Load in Lbs          

Load Index             

Load in Lbs

74

827

921 3891102 337
7585393

1 433

1112 403
76882941 4771122 469
77908951 5211132 535
7893796

1 565

114

2 601

7996397

1 609

115

2 679

8099298

1 653

116

2 756

811 01999

1 709

117

2 833

821 047100

1 764

118

2 910

831 074101

1 819

119

2 998

841 102102

1 874

120

3 086

851 135103

1 929

121

3 197

861 168104

1 984

122

3 307

871 201105

2 039

123

3 417

881 235106

2 094

124

3 527

891 279107

2 149

125

3 638

901 323108

2 205

911 356109

2 271

The DOT marking is another code that is indicated on the sidewall. This marking indicates that the tire complies with the US Department of Transportation’s Tire Safety Standards for motor vehicles. This code often includes the name of the tire manufacturer, the factory, the manufacturing date and the brand.

Safety Tips

You must follow certain rules in order to ensure that your vehicle’s tires are safe:

Mounting and Demounting

To avoid damage to your tires or your vehicle, trust the mounting and demounting of your tires to a professional. Your tires will last longer if they are rotated regularly.

Air Pressure

Check your tire pressure every month and before a long trip. The tire should be cold, or in other words, your vehicle should not have been driven more than five kilometres during the preceding three hours. Use a pressure gauge to check the pressure of each tire. The pressure gauges that are sold in stores are generally more reliable than the built-in gauges on air pumps at gas stations.

Load-Carrying Capacity

To avoid a flat tire, do not exceed the load carrying capacity indicated on the sidewall of your tires.

Purchasing

When purchasing tires, look for the best quality at a competitive price. The experts at Centre Techno Pneu can help you with your purchase. They will always provide you with excellent service.


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