If you’ve ever inspected your tires or if you’ve had to buy a new set from your local Regina parts shop or tire store, you have no doubt seen the combination of numbers and letters on the tire sidewall. What do tire numbers mean? They are actually a code that indicates the size and type of tire and its particular performance purpose. If you’re shopping for new tires and need to determine which ones are right for your car, truck, or SUV, or if you’re simply wondering what do the numbers on tires mean, this guide from the parts team at Standard Motors will help.
The tire code is a series of letters and numbers that inform you or your Saskatoon-area service center the size, load index, speed rating, and type of tire your vehicle requires for maximum performance. Here’s an example:
While this string of letters and numbers may seem confusing at first glance, each section of code represents a piece of information to correctly identify the type of tire it is.
At the end of the code is “95H,” which is the load index and speed rating for the tire.
Unfortunately, tires don’t last forever, so if you are in need of new tires in the Kyle area, Standard Motors is the place to go. We carry a wide range of competitively priced tires from major manufacturers, and you can use our convenient Tire Wizard to shop for tires online. Make sure to explore our current parts specials to take advantage of our current offers. If you have questions about how to check your tire tread, when to rotate your tires, or which tires are right for your vehicle, please feel free to contact our Parts Centre.
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