How to find your Tire Size

October 2nd, 2016

If you’re in the market for new tires, one of the first things you’ll need to do is identify the correct tire size for your car. In fact, choosing the wrong tires for your car could impact optimal vehicle performance and safety. Fortunately, it’s rather simple to identify what tire size you need. Your car’s original tire size can be found in the owner’s manual and on the vehicle's tire information placard (located on the driver's side door jamb), but you can also check your current tire’s sidewall. The sidewalls of your tires provide information about your tires dimensions, load index and operational purpose. 

 

The markings on your tires can be broken down to understand your tires size and features. 

 

Let’s break a popular passenger tire size down to find out what those letters and numbers mean: 

P235/70R16 90H

 

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Get Ready for Summer Road Trips with New Tires

June 24th, 2015
Summer’s going to be here before you know it, and that means time for family road trips! 
 
We know there’s a lot to think about when you’re planning a vacation...money, accommodations, scheduling, keeping the kids occupied in the car...but one thing you definitely should not neglect in those plans is your tires. 
 
Summer road trips are hard on tires. You have to figure you’re in a car that’s likely loaded to the gills, driving for hours and hours to get to your destination in 90-plus-degree weather. That’s a good way to end up with overheated tires, and heat is the enemy of even the best tires. Here are a few things to consider before you load up the car and get going: 
 
Inflation - Did you know that underinflated tires cost you money in terms of fuel ec ...[more]
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