The two digit number after the slash mark is the aspect ratio which measures the tire’s cross-section to it’s width.
If the tire size is 255/60 R16, the 60 means that the height is 60% of the tire’s width.
The bigger the aspect ratio, the bigger the tire’s sidewall will be.
- 1 How do I tell what kind of tires I have?
- 2 How do you know if tires will fit my car?
- 3 Are OEM tires the same as aftermarket?
- 4 Can I put different size tires on my car?
- 5 Can I put bigger tires on my car?
- 6 Can wrong size tires damage car?
- 7 How do I know what size my tire rims are?
- 8 Will it fit in my car IKEA?
- 9 Why are OEM tires so bad?
- 10 Do OEM tires wear faster?
- 11 When should you replace tires on stock?
How do I tell what kind of tires I have?
How to Read a Tire Sidewall
- Metric, or tire type, defines the proper use of the tire.
- Tire width is the width of the tire measured in mm from sidewall to sidewall.
- Aspect ratio is the ratio of the height of the tire’s cross-section to its width.
- Construction tells you how the layers of the tire were put together.
How do you know if tires will fit my car?
The sidewall is that part of the wheel which is located in between the inside and the outside diameter. The inside diameter is the area where the wheel meets the tire, while the outside diameter is the part where the pavement meets the tire. If you have more sidewall, you also have more cushion.
Are OEM tires the same as aftermarket?
From a construction standpoint, there is less difference. The tire carcass is often very similar between the OEM tire and the aftermarket version. Same holds true of off brand vs. big brand tires.
Can I put different size tires on my car?
Long story short: Yes, it is a problem to have two tires of different sizes on the front (or back) of your car. Having two different-sized tires on the same axle is generally not a good thing. Sometimes, people choose to put larger tires on the rear axle of their vehicle for handling reasons, cosmetic reasons, etc.
Can I put bigger tires on my car?
So the answer to “Can I Put Larger Tires and Wheels on My Vehicle”? is for the most part, yes. There are certain conditions and situations that will limit how much larger of a tire and wheel application you can install, but generally, larger tires and wheels can be installed on almost any vehicle.
Can wrong size tires damage car?
Tires do matter, incorrect tire sizes can cause serious damage to your vehicle not to mention a safety hazard. Putting on the wrong size tires on some cars and trucks will destroy the transmission cause damage to the suspension.
How do I know what size my tire rims are?
How to Match Tires to the Rim Size
- Set the rim upright as if it were mounted on a vehicle.
- Measure the width of the rim from the inside of one bead to the inside of the other bead.
- Multiply the width in inches by 25.4 (the number of millimeters per inch).
- Measure the overall height of the rim and round down for the diameter.
Will it fit in my car IKEA?
There’s no way that will fit in my car.” “Ikea’s products are compressed and flat packed so you can fit them in your car and take them home that day,” Rivera said.
Why are OEM tires so bad?
Why New Car Tires Wear Out So Fast. The OEM tires that came with your car can’t be replaced (which is a good thing) after they’ve worn out. And they will wear out much sooner than they should. This is because virtually all auto manufacturers specify very soft rubber which means they wear out too fast.
Do OEM tires wear faster?
Performance rubber may grip like leeches on dry pavement, but it tends to wear out faster than tires with less rolling resistance. If you drive your vehicle like you just stole it, that also will wear the tread faster.
When should you replace tires on stock?
“Tire Rack’s advice is that if rain and wet roads are a concern, you should consider replacing your tires when they reach approximately 4/32″ of remaining tread depth.” Obviously the tread will wear away over the life of the tire and the volume of its tread grooves will be reduced.
Photo in the article by “Geograph”