Tire Ratings And Sidewall Information


A lot of essential information is molded into the sidewall of the average passenger car and light truck tire, including the tire rating. The tire rating is a group of letters and numbers that identify the tire type, section width, aspect ratio, construction type, rim diameter, load capacity, and speed symbol.


Tire sidewall information


The tire in Figure has a P215/65R15 95H rating. P indicates a passenger car tire. The number 215 is the size of the tire in millimeters measured from sidewall to sidewall with the tire mounted on the recommended rim width.