Understanding the Complexities of Tire Sidewall Markings

Contrary to what many may think, there is a reason for all of the sidewall markings on your vehicle's tires. The first letter on the tire represents what kind of vehicle the tire is engineered to serve. The following digits and letters represent a variety of specifications including the size of the tire, the model, the speed rating, the load index, and more. The U.S. Department of Transporation also uses the sidewall markings to indicate safety standards.

The tire experts at Honda of Great Falls in Great Falls, MT understand that reading the sidewall markings on your tires can often be confusing. This is why our team of friendly and informed associates is always standing by ready to answer any of your questions and to help you understand what all of these tire markings mean. We invite you to stop by anytime so that we can serve you and all of your automobile servicing needs.

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