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Fred Lavery Company

34602 Woodward Avenue
Directions Birmingham, MI 48009

  • Sales: (866) 653-6321
  • Service: (888) 532-4870
  • Parts: (888) 541-0784

Why Tire Size Matters

Many vehicle owners take tires for granted. As long as they stay inflated, they are rarely given a second thought. Tires play a major role in the performance and safety of your vehicle, and the team at Fred Lavery Co. in Birmingham, MI wants to help you find the right ones. One thing that is for certain with tires is that one size does not fit all.

Let's use the tire size P225/75/R16 as an example to help you better understand tire sizing.

  • P - indicates a Passenger vehicle tire. LT indicates a light truck.
  • 225 - refers to the width of the tire measured in millimeters.
  • 75 - represents the height of the tire in relation to the width. Ex.: the height is equal to 75% of the width of the tire. This is called the aspect ratio.
  • R - indicates a radial tire.
  • 16 - is the rim size in inches. This tire fits 16-inch rims only.

Tire size is also important when it comes to AWD or 4WD vehicles. Having incorrect or mismatched tire sizes on your vehicle can damage the drivetrain.

If you are in the market for a new set of tires, stop by and let us help you select the best tire size and style for your vehicle.

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