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Everything You Need To Know About Tires: How To Read Tire Sizes - Part #1

On this episode of The Haynes Garage, Steve goes on location to visit the Tire Man down the road in Thousand Oaks, CA, to ask the important question you would ask when looking to purchase new tires. This is tires 101, everything you need to know to make a well-informed tire purchase in our four-part series; we will go inside the numbers, make sense of speed ratings, identify performance and value options and discuss proper care and maintenance for long tire life. If there was any question you wanted to ask, Steve gets the answers in this series.

What you'll learn in this 4-part series?

  • You'll learn how to read tires and the numbers on the side wall. 
  • Understand the differences between tires and tire manufacturers because they each have their own rating system. 
  • Choosing tires based on your vehicle's needs, overall driving type, and seasonal weather.
  • How tires affect your vehicle's performance, mileage, road noise, and more! 

What part #1 to start learning to read the numbers on the tire sidewall!