Term of “tubeless” or “tube type”
Indicates whether the tire requires
an inner tube (“tube type”) or not
The word “radial”
The word “radial” is shown, if the tire
has radial structure.
Manufacturer or brand name
Manufacturer or brand name is
Other tire-related terminology:
In addition to the many terms that
are defined throughout this section,
Intended Outboard Sidewall is (1) the
sidewall that contains a whitewall,
manufacturer, brand and/or model
name molding that is higher or
deeper than the same molding on
the other sidewall of the tire, or (2)
the outward facing sidewall of an
asymmetrical tire that has a particu-
lar side that must always face out-
ward when mounted on a vehicle.
TYPES OF TIRES
When changing or replacing tires, be
sure all four tires are of the same type
(Example: Summer, All Season or
Snow) and construction. A NISSAN cer-
tified LEAF dealer may be able to help
you with information about tire type,
size, speed rating and availability.
Always use tires of the same type,
size, brand, construction and tread
pattern on all four wheels. Failure to
do so may result in a circumference
difference between tires on the front
and rear axles which can cause the
VDC system to malfunction resulting
in personal injury or death, excessive
tie wear and may damage the trans-
mission and differential gears.
Replacement tires may have a lower
equipped tires, and may not match
speed. Never exceed the maximum
speed rating of the tire.
Replacing tires with those not origi-
nally specified by NISSAN could af-
fect the proper operation of the
For additional information regarding
tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety
Information” (US) or “Tire Safety In-
formation” (Canada) in the Warranty
All season tires
NISSAN specifies all season tires on some
models to provide good performance all
year, including snowy and icy road condi-
tions. All Season tires are identified by ALL
SEASON and/or M&S (Mud and Snow) on
the tire sidewall. Snow tires have better
snow traction than All Season tires and
may be more appropriate in some areas.
NISSAN specifies summer tires on some
models to provide superior performance
on dry roads. Summer tire performance is
substantially reduced in snow and ice.
Summer tires do not have the tire traction
rating M&S on the tire sidewall.