Different Size Rear Tires?

How to read your tire size

TIRE SIZE SEARCH

The most fail-safe method of searching for tires online is letting us know your tire size. A year, make, and model search is only 71% accurate while a tire size search is 100% accurate. To search for tires by tire size, enter your tire size and we’ll show you what we offer. See below to find out how to read your tire size and the meaning behind all those numbers..

HOW TO READ TIRE SIZE

The size of your tire will be displayed on the sidewall of the tires currently mounted on your vehicle, your vehicle owner’s manual, and/or even the inner door panel of your vehicle. You tire size will be a series of seven to eight digits that will appear something like: “195 65 R15”. The first three digit number in this example (195) represents your width, the second series of numbers (65) represents your tires profile, and the last two series of numbers (15) represent your wheel size/diameter.

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TIRE SIZE MEANING

We understand that all those letters and numbers can be confusing, so we’ll explain the specifics of what they mean. In this example, the ‘195’ (the width) refers to the width of the tire in millimeters. The ‘55’ (the profile) is the aspect ratio. The profile (aspect ratio) represents the height of the tires sidewall as the percentage of the nominal section width – 55% in this case. The ‘R’ does not represent the actual size but distinguishes the tire as being a Radial tire. The ’16’ in this example refers to the wheel diameter in inches that the tire is intended for, being a 16-inch wheel.

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