How To Read Your Tire Size

Decoding the Code: P215/60R16 94V

P: Passenger Car Tire

215 : Width (Millimeters) – This is the section width of your tire, in millimeters, measured from sidewall to sidewall.

60 : Aspect Ratio (height/width) – This is the ratio of the height of the tire sidewall, expressed as a percentage of width. An aspect ratio of 60, for example, indicates that the tire’s sidewall height is 60% of its width.

R : Radial (construction) – This tells you that the tire is a radial construction. Almost every new tire built today is a radial tire.

16 : Diameter (inches) – This is the diameter in inches of the rim of the wheel that the tire has been designed to fit on.

V : Speed Rating – The speed rating is the maximum legal speed for a tire when it is correctly inflated and in use under load. You will find your tires speed rating printed on the sidewall, and represented by a letter. A tire with a speed rating of V, for example, has a maximum speed of 240 km/h. When buying replacement tires, it is essential to match their speed rating with the speed capabilities of your vehicle.