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      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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