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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: April 15th, 2016 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: April 15th, 2016 by Tires-Easy

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Your Tires Internal Construction, It’s Radial

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98% of the passenger cars on the road today have radial ply tires. Radial is what the “R” in the tire size stands for and refers to the tires internal construction. The internal construction of a tire is important as it is what helps reinforced and strengthen the tire. The inside of the tire is made up of plies of …

Your Tires Internal Construction, It’s Radial was last modified: December 14th, 2016 by Tires-Easy

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Tire Section Width and Sidewall Aspect Ratio

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The first set of numbers on your tire size is the section width. This is the width of the tire in millimeters. For passenger vehicles and trucks, the tire section width always ends in a 5 (185, 195, 205, etc.). For motorcycles, it always ends in a zero (110, 130) and in some rare instances the section width will be …

Tire Section Width and Sidewall Aspect Ratio was last modified: April 15th, 2016 by Tires-Easy