How to Read Tire Sizes

Acquainting yourself with some of the basics of your car’s workings will serve you well in the long run. Tires are one aspect that, with a little practice in understanding the abbreviations, you’ll become comfortable with discussing what your vehicle needs.

A letter is usually the first thing you see, it may be a “P,” for example. If so, that means the tire’s rated for a passenger vehicle. A three-digit number follows, which indicates what the tire’s width is in mm. After that, there’s a slash and a two-digit number. This number tells you the ratio of the tire’s height to its width. A 75 represents the height is 75% of the width. Following this is another letter, which signifies the type of tire. An “R” simply means radial. The last part of the segment is a two-digit number, which is representative of the wheel’s diameter. If it’s 15, then your tire should be 15 inches.

We’re happy to help you with your questions at Dearth Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Feel free to come by our service center the next time you’re in Monroe.

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