Reading Tire Sizes

While the jumble of letters and numbers on the side of your tires might look random, it actually has a lot of information to tell, from safety rating to ideal inflation levels. Understanding this code can help you to become a more informed car owner.

The first letter you'll probably see on the sidewall markings is a P for passenger vehicle. The width of your tire in millimeters will be the three-digit number. Wheel diameter will be listed, along with the tire's speed rating, which will have an upper number around 168 mph or so. Inflation pressure and load are important to follow, as they are crucial to keeping your car operating safely on the road. The quality rating of the tire regards its durability over time.

Stop by Hanna Imports of Raleigh if you need servicing for your tires or any other part of your car. Our car care specialists are here to keep your vehicle running its very best.

 

 

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