How To Read Tire Descriptions

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How To Read Tire Descriptions
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  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • …capability of tires with the top speed capability of the vehicles to which they are applied. For example, an R-speed rated tire is designed for maximum speeds of 106 mph. Detailed information can be found in our tech article: How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions When searching…

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  • …two tires per axle, the tire load rating must be at least half of the GAWR. The vehicle placard will also list the service description of the original tires. To learn more about tire service descriptions, take a look at "How to Read Speed Ratings, Load Index, & Service Descriptions."

  • Tire Speed Ratings

  • …the tire manufacturers. Tire speed ratings were established to make sure speed capabilities between tire and vehicle were in agreement. Meaning, the vehicle should only go as fast as the lowest speed rated tire on it. Read "How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions"

  • Understanding Speed Ratings

  • …service description indicates the tire's 168 mph, 270 km/h maximum speed. You can learn more about speed rating and the other letters and numbers on the sidewall of your tire in "How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions." Disclaimer: It is important to note that…

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