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Toyota Camry: Tire information

Typical tire symbols

Full-size tire


Compact spare tire


  1. Tire size
  2. Summer tires or all season tires
    An all season tire has "M+S" on the sidewall. A tire not marked "M+S" is a summer tire.
    A tubeless tire does not have a tube and air is directly put into the tire.
    A tube type tire has a tube inside the tire and the tube maintains the air pressure.
  4. Radial tires or bias-ply tires
    A radial tire has "RADIAL" on the sidewall. A tire not marked "RADIAL" is a bias-ply tire.
  5. DOT and Tire Identification Number (TIN)
  6. Location of treadwear indicators
  7. Uniform tire quality grading
    For details, see "Uniform Tire Quality Grading" that follows.
  8. Maximum cold tire inflation pressure
    This means the pressure to which a tire may be inflated.
  9. Load limit at maximum cold tire inflation pressure
  10. Tire ply composition and materials
    Plies are layers of rubber-coated parallel cords. Cords are the strands which form the plies in a tire.
    A compact spare tire is identified by the phrase "TEMPORARY USE ONLY" molded on its sidewall. This tire is designed for temporary emergency use only.

Typical DOT and Tire Identification Number (TIN)

Type A


Type B


  1. DOT symbol*
  2. Tire Identification Number (TIN)
  3. Tire manufacturer's identification mark
  4. Tire size code
  5. Manufacturer's optional tire type code (3 or 4 letters)
  6. Manufacturing week
  7. Manufacturing year
  8. Manufacturer's code

*: The DOT symbol certifies that the tire conforms to applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

Tire size

■ Typical tire size information

The illustration indicates typical tire size.

  1. Tire use (P = Passenger car [sometimes omitted], T = Temporary use)
  2. Section width (millimeters)
  3. Aspect ratio (tire height to section width)
  4. Tire construction code (R = Radial, D = Diagonal)
  5. Wheel diameter (inches)
  6. Load index (2 digits or 3 digits)
  7. Speed symbol (alphabet with one letter)


■ Tire dimensions

  1. Section width
  2. Tire height
  3. Wheel diameter


Tire section names

  1. Bead
  2. Sidewall
  3. Shoulder
  4. Tread
  5. Belt
  6. Inner liner
  7. Reinforcing rubber
  8. Carcass
  9. Rim lines
  10. Bead wires
  11. Chafer



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