Honda Civic: Uniform Tire Quality Grading - Checking and Maintaining Tires - Maintenance - Honda Civic Owners ManualHonda Civic: Uniform Tire Quality Grading

Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and maximum section width.

For example:
Treadwear 200
Traction AA
Temperature A
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal Safety Requirements in addition to these grades.

    DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)
    The tires on your vehicle meet all U.S. Federal Safety Requirements. All tires are also graded for treadwear, traction, and temperature performance according to Department of Transportation (DOT ...

    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 ...

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    Symbols glossary
    Symbols in this handbook WARNING: You risk death or serious injury to yourself and others if you do not follow the instructions highlighted by the warning symbol. CAUTION: You risk damaging ...

    DOT (Department of Transportation)
    DOT marked tires fulfill the requirements of the United States Department of Transportation. ...

    Suspension and steering
    Note: Before diagnosing suspension or steering faults, be sure that the trouble is not due to incorrect tyre pressures, mixtures of tyre types, or binding brakes. Vehicle pulls to one side • D ...