Deciphering Tire Codes 101

To the layperson looking at tires, all of the strange markings on the sidewall might as well be written in a foreign language. Included in this information is pertinent details about the size, model, and tire brand. In addition, the safety standards set by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) are stamped on the tire to indicate that the tire has met the national guidelines. Lastly, there are numbers detailing the load, speed, maximum inflation pressure, and the Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) code.

We are here to help you understand the meanings behind all tire codes when it's time to replace your tires. Our expertly trained associates at Hendrick Cars Cary are able to decipher the markings and make recommendations for you so that you can feel confident that you are driving off in the very best and safest tires for your specific vehicle. We look forward to answering any questions that you might have today.

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