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  • Tires As Shoes: Part One -- What Size Do I Have?

  • …of is the load index of your vehicle. If you have a 3/4-ton pickup such as a Ford F250, you will also require a tire with a higher load index, or if you have a vehicle such as a Chevrolet Corvette, your car may have come with light load tires and going to a tire with a higher load index would make…

  • Tire Speed Ratings

  • …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" for more details.

  • Where Do I Find the Load Rating?

  • The load range branded on a tire's sidewall helps identify how much load the tire is designed to carry at its industry specified pressure. A good rule of thumb is that the Load Index of your new tires be equal to or greater than the Load Index of the Original Equipment. In most cases, passenger…

  • What Does 'XL' Stand For?

  • load. These tires can use higher air pressure to support more weight than a standard tire of the same size. If you want to see whether your current tires are standard or extra load, you can check the service description on the tire's sidewall. An extra load tire will have a higher load index


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