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Tire Numbers: Understanding What They Mean

Tire Numbers: Understanding What They Mean

Tires are one of the most critical components of a vehicle, providing traction, stability, and safety on the road. Have you ever wondered what those little numbers on your tires mean? These codes carry important information about tire size, construction, speed rating, and more. In this blog post, we will unravel the meaning behind the numbers on tires to help you understand their significance. Tire Size The tire size is denoted by a series of numbers and letters. For example, if you see a code like "225/55R17," it contains the following information: "225" represents the tire's width in millimeters, measuring from sidewall to sidewall. "55" indicates the aspect ratio or profile of the tire, which is the percentage of the tire's height compared to its width. "R" signifies that the tire has a radial construction and it can also be biased and belted-bias. "17" denotes the diameter of the wheel in inches that t ... read more

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