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  • What is a Mud and Snow Tire?

  • …to mud or off-roading. When looking for a tire specifically for snow use, look for the mountain/snowflake branding that indicates a tire is truly designed to excel in winter conditions. Should you need help identifying the sidewall markings on your tires, read "Sidewall Markings."

  • Always check your tire size

  • …when you are entering or exiting the car to check what tire size is currently installed. If you have not looked closely at a tire before, the variety of markings on it can be a bit intimidating. For help in deciphering the writing on the tire, read “Sidewall Markings” in our Tech Center.

  • How to Know What Tire Size You Have

  • …for knowing what is actually on your vehicle. Not sure what tire size you have? No problem, it's easy to check. The tire size is printed right on the sidewall of your tires. While the font, size and location of the different sidewall markings may vary, it will look something like this: Knowing your…

  • What Does 'XL' Stand For?

  • …on the tire's sidewall. An extra load tire will have a higher load index than a standard tire. For more information on properly understanding the letters and numbers on your tire's sidewall, read "Sidewall Markings." If your car normally uses a standard load tire, it is allowed…


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