Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Tire characteristics - Tire labeling - Wheels and tires - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Tire characteristics

Tire data is vehicle-specific and may

deviate from the data in the example. Tire data is vehicle-specific and may deviate from the data in the example.

This information describes the tire cord and the number of layers in sidewall 1 and under the tread 2.

    DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
    U.S. tire regulations prescribe that every manufacturer of new tires or retreader has to imprint a TIN in or on the sidewall of each tire produced. The TIN is a unique identification number. The ...

    Definition of terms for tires andloading
    Tire ply composition and material used Describes the number of plies or the number of layers of rubber-coated fabric in the tire tread and sidewall. These are made of steel, nylon, polyester and ...

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    Tire pressure loss warning system(Canada only)
    Important safety notes While the vehicle is in motion, the tire pressure loss warning system monitors the set tire pressure using the rotational speed of the wheels. This enables the system to det ...

    Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) test
    A vehicle equipped with Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) should never be tested using a two wheel dynamometer (such as the dynamometers used by some states for emissions testing), or similar equipment. ...

    Driving on snow or ice
    WARNING ► Wet ice (328F, 08C and freezing rain), very cold snow or ice can be slick and very hard to drive on. The vehicle will have much less traction or “grip” under these condi ...