Tyre Sidewall Information


205/55 R16 91 V

205: Tire width in millimeters 
55: Cross section ratio (the tire height is 55% of the width). 
R: Symbol for radial tires (or RF for run-flat tires) 
16: Rim diameter in inches 
91: Load index and Load index . “91” means that the tire can be loaded with up to 615 kg (see table below). 
V: velocity or speed symbol index for maximum speed. “V” stands for a maximum speed of 240 km / h (see table below). , the size is adjusted “REINFORCED” or “EXTRA LOAD” (XL) for reinforced tires with increased capacity, “M + S” for winter tires. snowflake:  This additional marking on an M + S tire shows that the tire meets prescribed test criteria and ensures good winter properties. 


Tubeless. Suction. “Tube type” tires may only be fitted with a hose.


marking for compliance with ECE regulations. The number after the E in the circle indicates the permission to land.  “4” stands for Netherlands.


approval number of relevant ECE Regulation.


Encrypted production date. “08” means eighth week of the year, “10” represents the year 2010.


stands for “Department of Transportation”, U.S. Department of Transportation.


The “Tread Wear Indicator” shows the degree of tread wear and is fitted with 1.6 mm profile.

Made in. ..

labeling the country of manufacture.


Indicates an optimized rolling resistance tires according to the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications out.


Load Index

The load index or load index is a numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire.



Speed ​​Index

The speed symbol or speed index indicates the maximum speed at which the tire has a load index of the load index and load-carrying capacity.


The data presented here come courtesy of the “Technical Guide” of the Continental Tires Germany GmbH


DOT number search


On the sidewall of a tire are not only information about the size and date of production, but also on company and factory, in which a tire was manufactured.

The American Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA offers a comprehensive search facility to the DOT numbers or the so-called “Plant Code” .