What Size Are The Tires on My Volkswagen?
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How Do I Read The Tire Numbers?
When you’re shopping for new tires, it’s important that you find the correct size for your vehicle. To identify your car’s tire size, you can look either on the sidewall of your tire or inside the frame of the driver’s side door. If you’re unsure what the numbers and letters on your tire’s sidewall mean, here is a quick breakdown from our New Haven area VW dealership to help you decipher how to read your tires.
Tire size example: P225/50/R17 98H
- P means that your tire is a Passenger Tire. If your tire size starts with LT rather than a P, it identifies the tire as a Light Truck tire.
- 225 is the tire section width, which is the measurement of the tire from sidewall to sidewall in millimeters.
- 50 is the two-figure aspect ratio. This percentage compares the tire’s section height with the tire’s section width.
- R reveals the construction used within the tires casing. R stands for radial construction. B stands for belted bias and D means diagonal bias construction.
- 17 is the diameter of the wheel rim, which is most often measured in inches.
- 98 is the load index, which tells you how much weight the tire can support when properly inflated.
- H refers to the speed rating. The speed rating is represented by letters from A-Z, with each letter coinciding with the maximum speed a tire can sustain under its recommended load capacity.
When it comes time for you to receive new Volkswagen tires, make your way over to our New Haven area service center! Once you have a new set of tires, it’s important to keep up with routine tire maintenance to promote their longevity. To find out when you should receive your next tire rotation and more, view your VW model’s maintenance schedule!
For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact our service center at (844) 282-1114.