Dodge Avenger: Tire safety information - Starting and operating - Dodge Avenger Owners ManualDodge Avenger: Tire safety information

1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards Code (TIN)4 — Maximum Load.

1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards Code (TIN)4 — Maximum Load.

2 — Size Designation.

5 — Maximum Pressure3 — Service Description6 — Treadwear, Traction and Temperature Grades

NOTE:

• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.

design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation.

Example: P215/65R15 95H.

• European-Metric tire sizing is based on Europeandesign standards. Tires designed to this standard havethe tire size molded into the sidewall beginning withthe section width. The letter P is absent from this tiresize designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.

• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.

design standards. The size designation for LT-Metrictires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for theletters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall precedingthe size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.

• Temporary spare tires are high-pressure compactspares designed for temporary emergency use only.

Tires designed to this standard have the letter “T”molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation.

Example: T145/80D18 103M.

• High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. designstandards and it begins with the tire diameter moldedinto the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.

Sizing ChartSizing ChartTire Sizing Chart

Tire Identification Number (TIN)

The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire,however, the date code may only be on one side. Tireswith white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including thedate code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.

Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewalltires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found onthe outboard side, then you will find it on the inboardside of the tire.

Tire Terminology and

DefinitionsTire Terminology and Definitions

Tire Loading and Tire Pressure

Tire Placard Location

NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listedon the driver’s side B-Pillar.

Tire Placard Location

Tire Placard Location

Tire and Loading Information Placard

Tire and Loading

Tire and Loading Information Placard

This placard tells you important information aboutthe:

1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle2) total weight your vehicle can carry3) tire size designed for your vehicle4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, andspare tires.

Loading

The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceedthe load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. Youwill not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if youadhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tireinflation pressures specified on the Tire and LoadingInformation placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” sectionof this manual.

NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rearaxles must not be exceeded. For further information onGAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to“Vehicle Loading” in this section.

To determine the maximum loading conditions of yourvehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight ofoccupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs orXXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.

The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage andtrailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceedthe weight referenced here.

Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit

1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupantsand cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or XXX kg”on your vehicle’s placard.

2. Determine the combined weight of the driver andpassengers that will be riding in your vehicle.

3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengersfrom XXX lbs or XXX kg.

4. The resulting figure equals the available amount ofcargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX”amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will be five150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the amount ofavailable cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs(295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs[295 kg]).

5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargobeing loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safelyexceed the available cargo and luggage load capacitycalculated in Step 4.

6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from yourtrailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult thismanual to determine how this reduces the availablecargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.

NOTE:

• The following table shows examples on how to calculatetotal load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacitiesof your vehicle with varying seating configurationsand number and size of occupants. This table is forillustration purposes only and may not be accurate forthe seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.

• For the following example, the combined weight ofoccupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs(392 kg).

WARNING:

WARNING:

Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloadingcan cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, andincrease your stopping distance. Use tires of therecommended load capacity for your vehicle. Neveroverload them.

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