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Reading the marking on Car tyres

Specific information for certain tyres

(*) BMW / Mini approved tyres
(1Z) BRIDGESTONE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
(2Z) BRIDGESTONE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
(3Z) BRIDGESTONE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
(A) Renault Espace IV 18'' approved tyres
(AR) Alfa Romeo
(ARR) Alfa Romeo Racing
(AU) Audi approved tyres
(AZ) Alfa Romeo / Fiat / Subaru / Toyota approved tyres
(B) Bentley approved tyres
(B1) Bentley approved tyres
(BL)
(BZ) BRIDGESTONE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
(CZ) Subaru approved tyres
(DZ) Honda / Mazda / Toyota approved tyres
(EZ) Audi / Mazda 6 approved tyres
(F)
(FZ) BRIDGESTONE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
(G) Recommended for VW Golf
(GZ) Subaru approved tyres
(HZ) BRIDGESTONE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
(J) Jaguar approved tyres
(JRS) Jaguar approved tyres
(JZ) Seat / Subaru approved tyres
(K1) Ferrari approved tyres
(K2) Ferrari approved tyres
(K3) Ferrari approved tyres
(KZ) Nissan / Toyota approved tyres
(LZ) Lancia approved tyres
(MZ) Mitsubishi / Toyota approved tyres
(N0) Porsche approved tyres. The numerical escalation of Porsche N-Spec tires reflect either enhancements to the previous generation of the same tire model.
(N1) Porsche approved tyres. The numerical escalation of Porsche N-Spec tires reflect either enhancements to the previous generation of the same tire model.
(N2) Porsche approved tyres. The numerical escalation of Porsche N-Spec tires reflect either enhancements to the previous generation of the same tire model.
(N3) Porsche approved tyres. The numerical escalation of Porsche N-Spec tires reflect either enhancements to the previous generation of the same tire model.
(N4) Porsche approved tyres. The numerical escalation of Porsche N-Spec tires reflect either enhancements to the previous generation of the same tire model.
(N5) Porsche approved tyres. The numerical escalation of Porsche N-Spec tires reflect either enhancements to the previous generation of the same tire model.
(N6) Porsche approved tyres. The numerical escalation of Porsche N-Spec tires reflect either enhancements to the previous generation of the same tire model.
(NZ) BRIDGESTONE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
(OZ) BRIDGESTONE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
(PZ) Ford / Mazda / Mercedes / VW approved tyres
(QZ) Mini approved tyres
(RZ) BRIDGESTONE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
(SZ) Mazda MPV approved tyres
(TZ) Mazda 6 approved tyres
(UZ) Original equipement for BMW 3 / Skoda
(VZ) BRIDGESTONE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
(WZ) BRIDGESTONE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
(XZ) BRIDGESTONE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
(YZ) BRIDGESTONE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
10-PR Ply Rating (PR) is indicator of the load capacity of the tire. The number has no direct relationship to the number of plies.
12-PR Ply Rating (PR) is indicator of the load capacity of the tire. The number has no direct relationship to the number of plies.
14-PR Ply Rating (PR) is indicator of the load capacity of the tire. The number has no direct relationship to the number of plies.
16-PR Ply Rating (PR) is indicator of the load capacity of the tire. The number has no direct relationship to the number of plies.
18-PR Ply Rating (PR) is indicator of the load capacity of the tire. The number has no direct relationship to the number of plies.
4-PR Ply Rating (PR) is indicator of the load capacity of the tire. The number has no direct relationship to the number of plies.
6-PR Ply Rating (PR) is indicator of the load capacity of the tire. The number has no direct relationship to the number of plies.
8-PR Ply Rating (PR) is indicator of the load capacity of the tire. The number has no direct relationship to the number of plies.
A
A2A Aston Martin
A4A Aston Martin
A7A
AM4 Aston Martin
AM6 Aston Martin
AM8 Aston Martin
AM9 HOMOLOGATION FOR ASTON MARTIN : DB9 VOLANTE VA V8
AML Aston Martin
AMP Aston Martin
AMR Aston Martin
AMS Aston Martin
AMV Aston Martin
AMX Aston Martin
AO Audi
AO2 Audi
Acoustic Technology that significantly reduces interior noise
Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo
BL Black Label: The characters on the tyre wall are written in black
BS Black Stylized
BSW Black Side Wall
C Marking for light truck
C1 Chrysler Viper approved tyres
CD
CRAMPONS
Chelsea FC Special Yokohama Tires marking
Conti-Seal Self-selling standard production tyres
Conti-Silent Lowering sound discomfort
DA DA indicates an appearance defect. Tyres with this marking are factory seconds that have the same manufacturers' guarantees.
DEMO Tyres that have been mounted and dismounted and may have been used on a few meters. These tyres are guaranteed and new.
DOT 07 Manufactured year: 2007
DOT 08 Manufactured year: 2008
DOT 09 Manufactured year: 2009
DOT 10 Manufactured year: 2010
DSST Dunlop Self-Supporting Technology run-flat tires by Dunlop.
DT Different Tread Design
DT1 New pattern
EMT Goodyear Extended Mobility Tyre: run flat tyres by Goodyear.
F01
FI
FO Ford approved tyres
FO2
FP FLANGE PROTECTION FOR ALLOY RIM
FR Flange rim protection
FSL Flange rim protection
Ferrari Ferrari
Ferrari-Maserati Ferrari/Maserati
Fiat
G1 indicates that outside diameter or tread width differ from a tyre without this marking. We recommend to fit two G1 on the same axle. For
HARD Hard tires
HN Hyundai
HO Honda
HRS Hankook Runflat System
Kia
L Lamborghini
LR Land Rover
LRO Land Rover
LRR New blend of rubber that offers greater performance and trip economy
LTS Lotus Elise
LTS 2 Lotus Elise 2
Lamborghini Lamborghini
Lancia
Limited Edition
M
M+S Efficient on muddy terrain.
MC1 Mc Laren
ME2
MEDIUM MEDIUM GUM COMPOUND
MEDIUM-HARD Medium tires
MFS Max Flange Shield: protects the tyre from curb damage.
MGT Maserati
MO Mercedes approved tyres
MO1 Mercedes SL65 AMG
MOExtended Mercedes Extended (Runflat)
Mazda
NA0
NA1
NA5
NCS Noise Control System
NF0
NHS Not for Highway Service
NST Noise Shield Technology
Nissan
OBL Outlined Black Letters
OWL Off White Letter: means that the writing on the sidewall is white.
OWT OUTLINED WHITE LETTERS
Opel
PE Peugeot approved tyres
Pax The ability to run with a deflated tyre for 125 miles at up to 50 mph, due to the integrated support ring which is anchored to the wheel.
R01 Audi Quattro, RS4, RS6, R8
R02 Audi Quattro, RS4, RS6, R8
RB Black lettering with white outlines
RBL Raised or Recessed Black Letters
RBT Raised Black Letters Tubeless
RGL Raised Gold Letters
RPB RPB = Rim Protection Bar. Flange rim protection
RWL Raised White Letter: means that the writing on the sidewall is white
Renault
RunFlat are provided for flat running. Only fits vehicles with Run Flat.
S1 Lowering sound discomfort
S2 Lowering sound discomfort
S78
SB Serrated Black Stripe
SBL Serrated Black Letters
SCT SoundComfort Technology - Lowering sound discomfort
SOFT Soft tires
SOUND ABSORBER
SPIKE Winter tyre spikes for enhanced traction on ice. Due to their unique designs these tyres must be used in sets of four. Use of studded tyres is often prohibited or restricted.
SSR Self Supporting Runflat, SSR tyres will enable you to continue driving for up 50 miles at a maximum speed of 50 mph. SSR tyres may only be fitted to vehicles equipped with a tyre pressure monitoring system
STUDDABLE Winter tire studs for enhanced traction on ice. Due to their unique designs these tires must be used in sets of four. Use of studded tires is often prohibited or restricted.
SUPER-SOFT Super soft tires
Seal Self-selling standard production tyres
Seal-Inside Self-selling standard production tyres
Seat
Self Seal Self-selling standard production tyres
Skoda
TH
TO Toyota
TT Tubetype, tyre with a tube.
V1 New blend of rubber that offers greater performance and trip economy
VO Volkswagen approved tyres
VOL Volvo
VSB Vertical Serrated Band
VW Volkswagen
WET Suitable for rainy/wet environment
WL White letter: means that the writing on the sidewall is white.
WSW White Sidewall: Tyre having an entire white side.
WTCC
WW Tyre having an entire white side.
WWW Tyre having an entire white side.
XL Reinforced tyres. Have a higher load index.
ZP Michelin ZP is the runflat technology of the Michelin brand. The runflat system allows to drive a distance of 50 miles at a maximum speed of 50 mph.
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