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Reading Your Sidewall

January 14th, 2014

1. Tire Specs

This describes the fundamental characteristics of your tire. Size, construction, speed rating and more.

Tire Class - "P"

This designates the type of vehicle the tire fits. P is for passenger metric. Other letters are LT (for light truck), T (for temporary spare) and ST (for special trailers). If your tire has no letter, it signifies that your tire is a euro “metric” size.

Section Width - "225"

This is the width of the tire (or thickness) in millimeters, if measured from a tire’s widest point of its outer sidewall to the widest point of its inner sidewall. Why millimeters? It originated in Europe, which uses the metric system.

Aspect Ratio - "55"

This number (in inches) ind ...[more]

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Tire Care

September 17th, 2013

Cleaning Tires

Nothing makes a car look sweeter than a shiny set of tires. But don’t put your investment at risk by using just any cleaner. Make sure to only use non-petroleum based products to clean the tires. A number of wheel cleaners may contain harsh acids, alkalis and/or detergents that can damage wheels and paint. However, there are products out there that are safe for all brands of tires as well as environmentally responsible. You can find them at an auto parts dealer near you.

Tire Storage

If you have multiple sets of tires, proper tire storage is a must. (Just setting them off in the corner of your garage isn’t enough.) Proper storage ensures that your tires’ appearance and performance are maintained. Before you store your tires, be sure to inspect each one for damage or uneven wear.

How to Store Your Tires

  • Store your tires in a clean, cool and dark location away from heat or gas. Pr ...[more]
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