Speed symbol - indicates the maximum permissible speed for a vehicle fit-
ted with tyres in a given category
Never exceed the maximum permissible load bearing capacity and speed
for the tyres fitted – risk of accident.
Operating in winter conditions
All-year (or “winter”) tyres
All-year or “winter”tyres (indicated by an M+S or a mountain peak/snowflake
symbol ) to improve the performance of the vehicle in winter conditions.
minimum tread depth of 4 mm on all four wheels, should be fitted.
time as they provide better handling properties, a shorter braking distance,
less tyre noise and reduced tyre wear on roads which are free of snow and ice
as well as at temperatures above 7 °C.
All-year or “winter”tyres (marked with M+S and a peak/snowflake symbol )
of a lower speed category than listed in the vehicle’s technical documentation
can be used provided that the maximum permissible speed for these tyres is
not exceeded even if the maximum possible speed of the vehicle is higher.
specified maximum speed of the vehicle is (does not apply to factory-supplied
tire), a warning sign with the maximum value provided for the mounted tire
speed rating must be affixed inside the vehicle and at a place in the driver's
field of vision which is constantly visible. This specification determines the
maximum vehicle speed with mounted all-season or “winter”tires, that may not
The snow chains improve handling in wintry road conditions.
full wheel trims before installing the snow chains
Snow chains must only be fitted on the front wheels and are applicable only to
the following wheel / tyre combinations.
Impression depth D
5J x 14
5J x 14
Do not use chains on snow and ice-free routes - the handling would be im-
paired and there is a risk of damage to the tyres.
Valid in certain countries.