Tire Size

Know the size of tires that your vehicle requires

So, you’ve decided you need new tires. Much like shoes, tires come in many shapes and sizes, and it’s critically important that you know the right size of tires for your vehicle. Finding your tire size is fairly easy. You can find the right tire size for your vehicle by using our online tool or you can find the tire size by consulting the information placard which can be found on the driver’s side doorjamb, glove box or fuel door. Another place to find this can be in the vehicle manufacturers’ manual.

The placard contains not only your tire size, but all technical specifications relating to your tire including the load carrying capacity (the maximum weight or load allowed for a tire), speed rating (the maximum speed allowed for a tire) and recommended inflation pressures.

The new tires must have a maximum load carrying capacity equal to or greater than the maximum load carrying capacity specified on the tire placard on the vehicle. In addition, refer to the tire placard for the recommended inflation pressures of the tires. These pressures must be maintained as a minimum. Do not exceed the maximum pressure indicated on the tire sidewall. Tires which are loaded beyond their maximum allowable loads will build up excessive heat that may result in sudden tire destruction. If the vehicle tire placard and/or owner's manual specify a particular speed rating for the tires, the new tires must have the same or higher speed rating to maintain vehicle speed capability.

If you don’t have the information handy to determine your tire size, our tire guide can at least help you narrow down the choices by car/minivan, SUV/CUV or truck/pickup truck. And you should always consult a tire professional to have all your questions answered before making any tire purchase.

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