Tire Markings on Popular Wheels are Important

Major tire manufacturing companies place information on the outer housing to simplify safety routines for motorists. If many things are posted on the side of a wheel, this means that the tire has suitable safety specs that suit key requirements that were developed by the United States Department of Transportation.

On a typical tire, you'll find a letter and numbers; these indicators give consumers practical information about how a product should be used on the road. For example, if a tire has a P stamped on the housing, the product is designed for a passenger vehicle, and an LT means that a wheel has specs that suit a truck with a lightweight housing. The numbers on a tire determine a product's width; this measurement is usually calculated around the tread.

If you need more information about other tire specs, visit our service center at VonDerAu Ford today. We explain how different tire designs can impact performance on various roads throughout the El Campo area.

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