Learn How to Accurately Read a Tire Sidewall

The alphanumeric code on a tire’s sidewall isn’t just a random collection of letters and numbers. Those letters and digits contain important information, and being able to decipher that code will allow you to quickly find the right tires next time you stop by our service center in Hawthorne, NJ.

When looking at a sidewall, the first two sets of numbers are the most important, and they are generally separated by an “x” or a backslash. The first number is the width of the tire in millimeters, and the second number is the aspect ratio (AR) of the height compared to the width. The other letters and numbers indicate the tire’s construction, diameter, and rating.

If your tires are worn or unbalanced, then we invite you to stop by Paul’s Volvo today to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable mechanics.

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