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Frequently Asked Questions

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    0 degree coverage

    3D-BIS Technology

    4 wheel drive

    4D-Nano Design

    A, AO, AOE

    A/T (All Terrain)

    ABE: General operating licence

    Abrasions caused by braking

    ABS: Anti-lock braking system

    ACP(Adaptive Constant Pressure)

    Active CornerGrip Technology

    ActiveBraking Technology

    Ageing

    Air loss

    Air pressure

    Air pumping

    All year, all season, all weather tyres

    Aluminium rims

    AM8,AM9,AMP,AMS,AMX

    Anti theft lug nuts / bolts

    Aquaplaning

    Asymmetrical

    Axle position

    B, B1, BC, BL

    Balloon tyres

    Bar

    BDS-Lamellas, Bi-directional system

    Bead

    Belt displacement

    Belted tyres, steel belt tyres

    Bib-Mousse

    Bionics

    BioTRED

    Black Chilli Technology

    BLT: Raised Black Lettering

    BluEarth Technology

    Bolt cirle holes

    Braking distance

    BSL: Black Serrated Lettering

    BST: Black Serrated Lettering

    BSW: Black Sidewall

    C tyres

    Calender

    Camber

    Carcass

    Centrifugal force

    CH: Hydrocarbon

    Chassis

    Chassis geometry

    Clearance certificate

    CLIP ON, SIT, FIX, FLASH

    Coefficient of adhesion

    Coefficient of friction

    Commercial vehicle tyres

    Contact Area

    ContiSeal tyres

    ContiSilent tyres

    CORD

    Cord plies

    CP Tyres

    Cross aquaplaning

    DA Tyres: Downgraded tyres

    Diagonal tyres

    Differential gear

    Dimension indications on tyres

    Dimpled Sidewall Design

    Directional tyres

    Discontinued model, discontinued tyres

    DOT number

    Double marking

    Drainage

    Driveguard

    DSB: Diagonal Serrated Band

    DT1, G1

    Dueler

    E, A on Dunlop tyres

    Eagle

    EAN: European Article Number

    ECE 30

    ECE Test mark

    Eco-Impact

    Ecopia

    Emergency running properties

    ENWL: Extra Narrow White Lettering

    ETRTO: European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation

    EU tyre label, European tyre labelling regulations

    European noise protection regulations

    F

    Fine balancing

    Flank

    Flank height

    Flexing

    Foam-in-Tyre Technology (FIT)

    Freedom of movement

    Friction

    Front+Rear Marking

    FSL: Flange shield

    Fuel consumption

    FuelSaving Technology

    G

    G/S: Golden Stripe

    Grip

    GRNX: Michelin Green X

    GW: Gold Wing

    H/D, HD

    H/T: Highway Terrain

    HelioCompound

    High speed capability

    High speed strength

    Homologation

    Hydrodynamic effect

    Imbalance

    IMS: Instant Mobility System

    Inch

    Inner liner

    Interact Technology

    Interlinking effect

    Intermediates

    Internal Sipe Locking Technology (ISLT)

    J, JRS

    K1, KA, K, K2, K3

    kPa: Kilopascal

    L

    Lamellas

    Lateral run-out

    LI: Load Index

    LK: Bolt circle diameter

    LLR: Low Rolling Resistance

    Low profile tyres

    Low resistance tyres

    LR

    LS

    LT: Light Truck

    M+S, M&S, M.S.: Mud and snow

    M/C

    M3

    Main groove

    Manufacturer tie-in

    Matching

    MC, MC1

    MGT

    Michelin Acoustic Technology (MAT)

    Mileage

    Minimum tread depth

    Mixed tyres

    MO, MO1

    MST

    MT, M/T

    Multi part rims

    N0, N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7

    Nano Balance Technology

    Nature-Based High-Performance Vegetable Oil

    NEO-T01

    NHS: Not For Highway Service

    No LBL: No Label

    Nokian Aramid Sidewall

    Nokian Tyres Coanda Technology

    Non-Marking

    NT

    NW, NWW: Narrow White Wall

    NWS: Narrow White Stripe

    OBL: Outlined Black Lettering

    OE identical wheels

    OE: Original Equipment

    Off road tyres

    Off road tyres

    OGL: Outlined Golden Lettering

    Orange Oil Technology

    ORBL: Outlined Raised Black Lettering

    ORWL: Outline Raised White Lettering

    Over inflation

    Over-steer

    OWL: Outline White Lettering

    OWT: Outline White Lettering

    P: Passenger

    PAX-System

    Pirelli Color Edition

    PNCS

    POR Tyres

    POR-Tyres

    PR-code, Ply-Rating, Ply Rating

    Profile

    PSWW: Pinstripe Whitewall

    Racing tyres

    Radial tyres

    Radius, static

    RBB, RG, RL, RN, RU, RW

    RBL: Raised Black Lettering

    RBT: Raised Black Tubeless

    Red Letter: Red Lettering

    RED: Red Sidewall

    Refitting

    Regrooving

    Reinforced, reinf, RF, RFD, XL, EL

    Repairing damage to a tyre

    Replacement Tire Monitor (RTM)

    Replacing tyres

    Requirements profile

    Retreading

    Ridge N Flex

    Rim assessment certificate

    Rim base

    Rim classification

    Rim contour

    Rim diameter

    Rim flange

    Rim protection

    Rim shoulder

    Rim width

    Rims

    RL: Raised Letters

    RO1, RO2

    ROBL: Raised Outlined Black Lettering

    Rockproof

    Rolling circumference

    Rolling resistance

    ROWL: Raised Outline White Lettering

    RRBL: Recessed Raised Black Lettering

    RSB: Raised Serrated Band

    Rubber compounds

    Rubber types

    Run-out accuracy

    Runflat, RSC, RFT, SSR, DSST, ZP, RF, HRS, ROF, EMT, TD, MOE, MO Ext.

    Running surface

    RWL: Raised White Letter

    S identification

    S1

    Saw tooth

    SBL: Serrated Black Lettering

    Sealguard Puncture Protection

    Self Seal

    Self supporting tyres

    SET

    Shoulder abrasion

    Side wall

    SilentArmor Technology

    Silica compound

    Slick tyres

    Slip

    Slip angle

    Smart Seal Technology

    SmartTRED

    Snow chains

    Snowflake symbol, severe snow

    SnowProtect Technology

    Sound Absorber Technology

    SoundComfort Technology

    SOWL: Slanted Outlined White Lettering

    Spare wheel, replacement wheel, replacement tyre, emergency wheel, emergency tyres

    Special motorbike identification

    Speed index

    Spikes

    SRBL: Serrated Raised Black Lettering

    StabiliGrip

    Steering precision

    Stopping distance

    Storage

    Studless

    Summer tyres

    Suspension

    SUV: Sport Utility Vehicle

    SVSB: Slanted Vertical Serrated Band

    SW: Single White

    SWS: Slim White Stripe

    TCT: Trapezoid Contour Theory

    Temperature dependency

    Test certificate, tyre clearance, special tyres

    TL: Tubeless

    Toe out

    TOP Indicator Technology

    Torque

    TPMS: Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

    Tracking

    Traction

    Tread compound

    Tread, tread depth

    TT: Tube Type

    TWI: Tread Wear Indicator

    Twin tyres

    Tyre age

    Tyre checks

    Tyre classification, tyre size

    Tyre insurance

    Tyre manufacture

    Tyre purchase, fitting

    UHP: Ultra High Performance

    ULW: Ultra lightweight

    UMS: Ultra Mileage & Safety

    Under inflation

    Under-steer

    Uniformity

    URS (Ultra RunFlat System)

    UTQG: Uniform Tyre Quality Grading

    Valve

    Valve caps

    Vector

    Vmax

    VO

    VSB: Vertical Serrated Band

    VTS-Lamellas: Variable Thickness Sipe

    Vulcanisation

    Water penetration

    Wear and tear

    Wear indicators, abrasion indicators (TWI, DSI, WSI, VAI)

    Wear pattern

    WearControl Technology

    Weight specifications

    Wet weather performance

    Wheel balancing

    Wheel disc

    Wheel load

    Wheel sensors

    Wheel spacers

    Wheelbase

    Wide base tyres

    Winter tyres

    WL: White Letters

    WLT: White Letters

    WRL: White Raised Letters

    WS: White Stripe

    WSS: White Side Sign

    WSW: White Sidewall

    WW: White Wall

    WWW: Wide White Wall

    XC: Cross Country

    XNW: Extra Narrow White

    XRP (Extended Runflat Performance) Technology

    Y Lamellas

    Yellow and red dots on tyres

    Z Lamellas

    ZR - Tyres

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