Buick LaCrosse: Treadwear - Uniform Tire Quality Grading - Wheels and Tires - Vehicle Care - Buick LaCrosse Owners ManualBuick LaCrosse: Treadwear

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 a half (1½) 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.

    Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
    The following information relates to the system developed by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which grades tires by treadwear, traction, and temper ...

    Traction – AA, A, B, C
    The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. Those grades represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified gov ...

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    Tire and Loading Information Label
    A vehicle-specific Tire and Loading Information label is attached to the vehicle's center pillar (B-pillar). With the driver door open, you will find the label attached below the door lock post. T ...

    Wheel balance
    Unbalanced wheels may affect vehicle handling and tire life. Even with regular use, wheels can get out of balance. Therefore, they should be balanced as required. Wheel balance service should be p ...

    Center console box (front)
    If you remove the divider plate from the dual cup holders, you can use the center console box as a storage space. To use as storage space: Pull out the divider plate of the dual cup holder. T ...