A Guide on How to Understand Tire Sizes

When you look at the sidewall of your tires, you're sure to find a variety of letters and numbers that are used to identify a variety of things like model, size, brand, and safety-certifications, so how do you know what size you need? Try following the basics you find below.

The very first letter you'll find will tell you its class. A p, for example, would characterize a tire as a passenger car tire. You'll also find a larger number to indicate the section width, which will be represented in millimeters. In addition, you'll find an aspect ratio number, for the height of the side wall, as well as a speed rating letter that tells you the maximum, safe speed for your tires.

For more on finding the perfect tire size for your car, stop in and see us at Gary Rome Kia of Enfield, here in Enfield, CT.



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