Plus Sizing for Tires

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Plus sizing is a quick way to dress up your vehicle and to increase its ability to grip the road. Your vehicle comes with tires that have a certain diameter, a certain height. When you move into plus sizes, you keep the same tire height, but with wider tires and shorter, skinnier sidewalls. Notice in the diagram how the tire gets wider …

Plus Sizing for Tires was last modified: October 12th, 2018 by Tires-Easy

What’s The Big Deal About Original Equipment (OE) Tires

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All new vehicles come with Original Equipment (OE) tires, which were specifically chosen for your vehicle. Those tires were no random choice. Automotive engineers choose the right tire to compliment your vehicle for the best driving experience possible. When you replace the tires on your new vehicle, the manufacturer often recommends replacing them with the OE tires that were originally …

What’s The Big Deal About Original Equipment (OE) Tires was last modified: October 12th, 2018 by Tires-Easy

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Why You May Need XL Tires

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Notice in the picture above, the XL that follows the Service Description. This is an important part of your tire size. If your car came equipped with XL tires, there’s most likely an important reason. The XL stands for eXtra Load and means the sidewalls of the tire are stronger and capable of handling heavy load requirements. In many cases …

Why You May Need XL Tires was last modified: April 15th, 2016 by Tires-Easy

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Make Sure Your Tires Can Handle the Load

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How much weight your vehicle can carry is an important part of determining the right tires for your car or truck. The service description of the tire size is an indicator of both the speed index and the tire load index. See the graphic below to identify this area of the tire size: With the tire load index, what you …

Make Sure Your Tires Can Handle the Load was last modified: October 11th, 2018 by Tires-Easy

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Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How Fast Do Your Tires Go?

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The top speed your tires can handle is indicated by the tire speed index. Every tire has a designation indicating the top speed at which the tire can properly operate. This designation originated from the German’s Autobahn. Due to the lack of any posted maximum speed limits, tires needed to indicate their performance speeds in order to keep drivers safe. …

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How Fast Do Your Tires Go? was last modified: October 11th, 2018 by Tires-Easy