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Chevrolet Cruze Owners Manual: Tire Designations

Tire Size

The following is an example of a typical passenger vehicle tire size.

(1) Passenger (P-Metric) Tire: The United States version of a metric tire

(1) Passenger (P-Metric) Tire:

The United States version of a metric tire sizing system. The letter P as the first character in the tire size means a passenger vehicle tire engineered to standards set by the U.S. Tire and Rim Association.

(2) Tire Width:

The three-digit number indicates the tire section width in millimeters from sidewall to sidewall.

(3) Aspect Ratio:

A two-digit number that indicates the tire height-to-width measurements.

For example, if the tire size aspect ratio is 60, as shown in item 3 of the illustration, it would mean that the tire's sidewall is 60 percent as high as it is wide.

(4) Construction Code:

A letter code is used to indicate the type of ply construction in the tire.

The letter R means radial ply construction; the letter D means diagonal or bias ply construction; and the letter B means belted-bias ply construction.

(5) Rim Diameter:

Diameter of the wheel in inches.

(6) Service Description:

These characters represent the load index and speed rating of the tire. The load index represents the load carrying capacity a tire is certified to carry. The speed rating is the maximum speed a tire is certified to carry a load.

Tire Sidewall Labeling
Useful information about a tire is molded into its sidewall. The examples show a typical passenger vehicle tire and a compact spare tire sidewall. Passenger (P-Metric) Tire Example (1) Tire Size ...

Tire Terminology and Definitions
Air Pressure: The amount of air inside the tire pressing outward on each square inch of the tire. Air pressure is expressed in kPa (kilopascal) or psi (pounds per square inch). Accessory Weight: ...

Other materials:

Vehicle Messages
Messages displayed on the DIC indicate the status of the vehicle or some action that may be needed to correct a condition. Multiple messages may display one after the other. The messages that do not require immediate action can be acknowledged and cleared by pressing SET/CLR. The messages tha ...

Hood Adjustment
Hood Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section. Procedure Loosen the hood hinge reinforcement nuts (Qty: 4). Adjust the hood in order to obtain an even gap on both sides between the hood and the fenders, the headlamps and the front bumper fascia and so that the hood ...

Installation Procedure
Align the rear side door outer panel. Verify the fit of the rear side door outer panel. Clamp the rear side door outer  panel into position. Pre-flanging the flange with BO-6396 pliers and BO-6392 tool kit . Continue to hammer in stages along the hem flanges. App ...

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