What do those numbers on your tires represent?
Search tires by vehicle: How to
find your version/option
Version/option can affect your tire size.
It should be located on an information placard in your
vehicle. In vehicles made after 2005, this placard will be
located in the driver's side door. In older vehicles, the
placard may be located instead in the rear passenger doorjamb,
fuel filler, glove box or center console, or engine
compartment. For example, the version/option of a Honda Accord
EX V6 is EX V6.
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Metric, or tire type, defines the proper use of
the tire. For example, a "P" designation means that it
is a passenger car tire. An "LT" designation is for a
Tire width is
the width of the tire measured in mm from sidewall to
sidewall. This tire width is 215 mm.
Rim diameter is
the width in inches or cm of the wheel from one end to
the other. The diameter of this wheel is 16 in.
Speed rating tells
you the maximum service speed for a tire. A speed rating
isn't a recommendation to exceed speed limits, and
doesn't indicate how well a tire handles or corners.
Learn more about tire Speed Ratings.
Aspect ratio is the ratio of the height of the
tire's cross-section to its width. On our example, 60
means that the height is equal to 60% of the tire's
Construction tells you how the layers of the tire
were put together. "R" stands for radial, which means
the layers run radially across the tire. "B" stands for
bias construction, which means that the layers run
diagonally across the tire.
index is an assigned number that corresponds with
the load-carrying capacity of a tire. Most passenger car
tire load indexes range from 75 to 100, but a few carry
more. You'll also find the maximum load elsewhere on the
tire sidewall, both in lbs and kg. Learn more about tire
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all of your tire needs from tire repair or replacement to wheel alignment,
tire balancing, and rotation. While we are servicing your tires, we can
inspect your brakes and suspension
Here at Dan's Auto Service, we
offer a wide range of tires for your vehicle. Let our
professionals help you find the right tires for your car.
Improve your vehicle's handling, increase tire life, and
drive with safety by checking your tires every month to
insure that they are inflated with the right amount of air
Tire Service At Danís Auto Service In Taberg
For most car owners buying tires in Taberg is a big deal, so
consult with your considerate Danís Auto Service tire
professional about proper size, type and grade for your driving
needs. Dan's can help you balance load requirements, fuel
efficiency, performance, durability and cost.
When buying new tires in Taberg, itís best to replace both tires
on the same axle in order to keep the rolling diameter as close
Taberg car owners with four-wheel-drive vehicles should replace
all four tires at the same time because you can run into
problems if the tires have different rolling diameters due to
wear or different type of tire. Four wheel drive vehicles should
have all tires very close to the same rolling diameter to avoid
binding and wheel hop between the front and rear axles.
Also, New York tire manufacturers recommend that if you are
buying just two new tires that they be installed on the rear
for safer slippery road traction Ė regardless of which wheels
drive the vehicle. Danís Auto Service in Taberg has you covered
for all of your tire needs including tire repair, tire mounting,
Wheel balancing, and
Wheel alignment. We also
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I need new tires. How do I know which tires
Danís Auto Service Answer:
Letís look at selecting new tires in light of three factors:
Function, Fit, and Value.
Function: This gets at what your needs are for new tires:
New York weather conditions, Rome terrain, Taberg
Most new family vehicles in New York come with all-season
tires. They can be used all year long and do pretty well in
most New York road conditions Ė but they arenít ideal at the
Winter tires have a more aggressive tread for handling snow
and ice on interstates and they have a rubber compound that
helps them have better traction as Taberg temperatures drop
below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Definitely better stopping and
road-holding characteristics for Taberg motorists than
all-season tires in winter weather. Dedicated summer tires
enhance warm New York weather performance driving for Taberg
If you drive off-road around Rome, there is a spectrum of
tires from all-terrain (a good mix of highway and off-road
capability) to dedicated off-road tires.
The key is to speak with your Danís Auto Service tire
professional and look at the function you need to get the
type of tire, load rating, speed rating and wear rating you
Fit: The easiest thing is to pick tires in the same size
that were installed by the vehicle manufacturer. If you want
a different size wheel or tire profile, be sure to work with
your Danís Auto Service service advisor so you can make sure
that your new wheels and tires fit properly and donít rub in
bumps or turns. Itís also important to make sure that
important safety systems like anti-lock brakes, stability
control and traction control arenít adversely affected by
the new tire size (the computer may need to be recalibrated
to make necessary vital adjustments).
Value: Note, I didnít say price. The tire that meets all
your needs AND has the warranty and tread life you expect
will generally not be the least expensive option Ė but it
may well return the best value for your tire dollar.
Danís Auto Service tire professionals help Taberg drivers
with this critical automotive decision.
Danís Auto Service Tech Question:
My name is Dan. My car tires wore out early and I
had to replace them. What can I do to make my tires last longer?
Danís Auto Service Answer:
Danís problem Ė premature tire wear Ė is very common for Taberg
auto owners. Here are several ways to lengthen the life of your
First, tires lose air pressure over time, so check them at least
once a month and fill them up as necessary. A sticker on the
driverís side door jamb has the recommended pressure.
Tire rotation is also vital for New York auto owners. Your front
tires take the brunt of stopping and steering forces so they
wear faster than the rear tires. They should be rotated
regularly so that all four tires wear more evenly. Talk to us at
Danís Auto Service in Taberg.
Out of balance wheels can also cause a tire to wear too fast.
Taberg auto owners who feel a vibration in their seat or
steering wheel may have a wheel out of balance.
Finally, bad wheel alignment and worn or damaged suspension can
chew through a tire very quickly. Ask your considerate Danís
Auto Service service specialist to have your tires inspected for
signs of premature wear. Your service specialist will be able to
pinpoint the cause and get it taken care of.
What is the benefit of winter tires?
Danís Auto Service Answer:
This is a really good question. Most new vehicles in Taberg
come with all-season tires that work pretty well in the Rome
NY winter conditions many drivers encounter. First, letís
talk about the things that dedicated winter tires do really
well, touch on all-seasons and then you should have some
information to help you in your tire selection.
The first thing about winter is that itís cold. The rubber
compound used in summer and all-season tires gets a bit hard
when New York temperatures drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
Winter tires, on the other hand, stay more pliable as the
thermometer drops in Rome. This means better dry road
traction in the cold.
and snow is the next thing Taberg car owners worry about
during New York winters. Now some New York auto owners live
where there is a lot of snow, a lot of the time. Extreme
winter condition snow tires have a tread design that cuts
into and expels deep snow for maximum traction. These tires
have a mountain and snowflake icon on the sidewall of the
If you live in New York where the ice and snow are more
moderate you can still benefit from winter tires. Their
tread has many small ďcutsĒ called sipes that really help
them get a grip on ice.
Now, all-season tires are a year-round compromise between
high summer performance and high winter performance. They
just donít handle either extreme as well as do dedicated
summer or winter tires for New York driving. For example,
winter tires offer 25% to 50% more traction than all-season
tires. And studies have shown that all-season tires can take
upwards of 40% longer to stop than winter tires. This could
be enough difference to prevent getting stuck or in an
So whatís best for you? You can meet with your Danís Auto
Service tire professional and look at the conditions in
which you drive in New York throughout the year and how
critical performance is to you. For many Taberg car owners
that put a premium on handling performance, dedicated summer
tires in summer and dedicated winter tires in the winter
(for cold as well as ice and snow) are what they need to
satisfy their performance needs. Danís Auto Service will
mount different tires depending on the season.
Your considerate Danís Auto Service tire professional can
help you settle upon a great all-season tire if that is what
best suits your needs. No matter which route you take,
remember that quality tires are not immune to the laws of
physics Ė so itís important to drive safely in all Rome NY