For assistance in selecting a replacement tire, always consult your Toyo Tires dealer.
The load index is an assigned number that corresponds with the load-carrying capacity of the tire.
The load index number and speed symbol correspond to the maximum load-carrying capacity of the tire and its maximum speed capability.
The DOT tire identification number indicates compliance with all safety standards established by the U. Department of Transportation and provides additional information about the tire manufacturer.
The sidewall of a tire includes a variety of important information.
Roger Griggs from Kwikfit said: "Tyres contain anti-oxidising chemicals to slow the rate of ageing, but they need to be in use for these to be effective.
Infrequent use or poor storage can accelerate the ageing process and make tyres unroadworthy.
Uniform Tire Quality Grading: The Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, or UTQG, is a system developed by the government designed to provide consumers with information on tire treadwear, traction, and operating temperature resistance.
A number, followed by two to three letters, identifies the grade on the sidewall.
The width of a tire is referred to as its section width.
This is the width of an inflated tire in millimeters at its widest point from sidewall to sidewall.
For example, "96" indicates a load-carrying capacity of 1565 lb. The load index for most passenger car tires ranges from 75-100.