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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Tire Labeling

uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuTire Labeling  
1Tire Identification Number (TIN)  
Tire Identification Number (TIN)  
DOT B97R FW6X 2209  
The tire identification number (TIN) is a group of numbers and letters that look like  
the example in the side column. TIN is located on the sidewall of the tire.  
DOT: This indicates that the tire meets all  
requirements of the U.S. Department of  
B97R: Manufacturer's identification mark.  
FW6X: Tire type code.  
22 09: Date of manufacture.  
Glossary of Tire Terminology  
Cold Tire Pressure – The tire air pressure when the vehicle has been parked for at  
least three hours or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km).  
Load Rating – Means the maximum load that a tire is rated to carry for a given  
inflation pressure.  
Maximum Inflation Pressure – The maximum tire air pressure that the tire can  
Maximum Load Rating – Means the load rating for a tire at the maximum  
permissible inflation pressure for that tire.  
Recommended Inflation Pressure – The cold tire inflation pressure recommended  
by the manufacturer.  
Treadwear Indicators (TWI) – Means the projections within the principal grooves  
designed to give a visual indication of the degrees of wear of the tread.  
uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuDOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)  
DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)  
The tires on your vehicle meet all U.S. Federal Safety  
Requirements. All tires are also graded for treadwear, traction,  
and temperature performance according to Department of  
Transportation (DOT) standards. The following explains these  
Uniform Tire Quality Grading  
1Uniform Tire Quality Grading  
For example:  
Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall  
between tread shoulder and maximum section width.  
Treadwear 200  
Traction AA  
Temperature A  
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear  
rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a  
specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150  
would wear one and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the  
government course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance  
of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however,  
and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in  
driving habits, service practices and differences in road  
characteristics and climate.  
All passenger car tires must conform  
to Federal Safety Requirements in  
addition to these grades.