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How Can I Tell What Size Tires I Need?

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Most days you probably don’t think about the tires on your car, and that’s a good thing. You’ve got other things to worry about. But here’s a reminder that your tires are among the most important part of your automobile, and it’s important to make sure your tires are right all around: right pressure, right alignment, and right size.

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Here’s an answer to the common question: what size tires do I need?

An Ode to Placards

If your vehicle was manufactured during or after 2003, you’ll find a handy information placard, typically on the driver’s side doorjamb. If you don’t find it there, it will probably be somewhere on the driver’s side. On earlier vehicles you might also find the information on the rear passenger doorjamb (Ford sedans), fuel door, glove box or console door, or even in the engine compartment. If you still can’t find it, just do a web search for the location of the placard or the tire information. Easy.

Why You Should Check

It’s very important you replace your tires with the correct size, and in some cases vehicles are manufactured with different-sized front and rear tires. Don’t assume because you know the size of one set you know the size of both. When in doubt, search online for the correct size, and confirm with an expert!

Looking for the right-sized tires in Torrence? Visit Discount Tire Centers! And leave us a comment: how do you maintain and measure your tires? Do you know any tire tricks you’d like to share?

Photo courtesy of Moyan Brenn.