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  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • …people found this answer helpful • Was this answer helpful to you? Yes | No Thank you for submitting feedback on this answer. What does speed rating mean and what is correct for my vehicle? In Germany, some highways do not have speed limits and high speed driving is permitted. Speed ratings…

  • What Does 'XL' Stand For?

  • …commonly used as an abbreviation for extra large, many of them think that the XL tire will be a different size. When talking about tires, XL really means extra 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…

  • Tire Speed Ratings

  • …225/50R16 89S, the letter "S" would represent your tire speed ratings. But what does it mean? Tire speed ratings tell you how fast you can drive on your particular tires. Sounds crazy when you look at the numbers associated with speed ratings, but in Europe, some highways don't have speed…

  • XL Load Tires

  • …customers may find undesirable. What does this mean? Let's look at two Max Performance Summer tires in 225/45R17, the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx and the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2. The service description on the Dunlop tire is 94Y and 91Y on the Michelin. The difference in the numbers is a difference in the…

  • What Does the UTQG Rating Mean?

  • …is also the rating with the least amount of consistency among manufacturers. It's important to realize that the Department of Transportation does not conduct these tests. The UTQG ratings are assigned by the tire manufacturers or independent testing companies they hire. NHSTA has the right to…

  • UTQG... Does it Matter to Me?

  • …and drive at high speeds. Typically, the size of the tire and the speed rating are more appropriate for consideration, but this does play a backup role in indicating what types of temperatures your tire can disperse. Every tire sold in the United States must be capable of earning a "C"…

  • Great tire...or great tire for the money?

  • …my wife does shoes!) But, you have to remember that there is only one thing between you and the road, between you and the car in front of you, and you and the ditch. So what does this mean? When you look at customer survey results that are posted on our website, those numbers are not manipulated…

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  • Dashing through the snow!

  • …try and help people make a truly educated decision, and know what they are sacrificing or what they can expect out of the purchase of their snow tires. Let’s start by talking about geographic location. There are a large number of places throughout the country that see very little snowfall,…

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • …people found this answer helpful • Was this answer helpful to you? Yes | No Thank you for submitting feedback on this answer. What does speed rating mean and what is correct for my vehicle? In Germany, some highways do not have speed limits and high speed driving is permitted. Speed ratings…


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