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Tire terminology and definitions Curb Weight: This means the weight Light truck(LT) tire: A tire designat-
Air Pressure: The amount of air of a motor vehicle with standard and ed by its manufacturer as primarily
inside the tire pressing outward on optional equipment including the intended for use on lightweight trucks
the tire. Air pressure is expressed in maximum capacity of fuel, oil and or multipurpose passenger vehicles.
pounds per square inch (psi) or kilo- coolant, but without passengers and
Accessory Weight: This means the DOT Markings: A code molded into inflation pressure.
Load ratings: The maximum load
that a tire is rated to carry for a given
combined weight of optional acces- the sidewall of a tire signifying that
sories. Some examples of optional the tire is in compliance with the U.S.
accessories are, automatic transaxle Department of Transportation motor
Load Index: An assigned number
ranging from 1 to 279 that corre-
sponds to the load carrying capacity
of a tire.
Maximum Inflation Pressure: The
maximum air pressure to which a
cold tire may be inflated. The maxi-
mum air pressure is molded onto the
Maximum Load Rating: The load
rating for a tire at the maximum per-
missible inflation pressure for that tire.
Maximum Loaded Vehicle Weight:
The sum of curb weight; accessory
power seats, and air conditioning.
vehicle safety standards. The DOT
code includes the Tire Identification
Number (TIN), an alphanumeric des-
ignator which can also identify the
tire manufacturer, production plant,
brand and date of production.
GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
GAWR FRT: Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the Front Axle.
Aspect Ratio: The relationship of a
tire's height to its width.
Belt: A rubber coated layer of cords
that is located between the plies and
the tread. Cords may be made from
steel or other reinforcing materials.
Bead: The tire bead contains steel
wires wrapped by steel cords that
hold the tire onto the rim.
GAWR RR: Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the Rear axle.
Bias Ply Tire: A pneumatic tire in
which the plies are laid at alternate Intended Outboard Sidewall: The weight; vehicle capacity weight; and
angles less than 90 degrees to the side of an asymmetrical tire, that production options weight.
centerline of the tread.
Cold Tire Pressure: The amount of
must always face outward when
mounted on a vehicle.
Normal Occupant Weight: The
number of occupants a vehicle is
air pressure in a tire, measured in Kilopascal (kPa): The metric unit for designed to seat multiplied by 150
pounds per square inch (psi) or kilo- air pressure.
pascals (kPa) before a tire has built
up heat from driving.
pounds (68 kg).
Occupant Distribution: Designated
|Categories||Hyundai Manuals, Hyundai Santa Fe Manuals|
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