Pick the Right Tire
Tires are quite possibly one of the most underestimated safety features on your car. There are also many questions our customers at Green Hyundai in Springfield, IL have when it comes to picking the right tire for their car. What do the numbers on a tire mean? How can I tell if I need new tires? How long do tires usually last? This article will highlight some common troubleshooting involved with tires and help you find the right set for you.
How Do I Read Tire Sizes?
But what do the numbers on tires mean? The first number you see is the width that is measured in millimeters. So, if your vehicle requires a tire that is 235/70R16, then the tire is 235 millimeters wide. The number after the slash is the “aspect ratio,” which refers to how tall the tire is in relation to its width. This means a tire that is 235/70R16 is 164.5 millimeters tall from the rim—70 percent of 235 millimeters. The final number is the size of the rim that the tire can fit. This means that a tire that is 235/70R16 fits a wheel that is 16-in. in diameter.
Where Can I Get The Right Tires For My Car?
If you need new tires, the Service Department at Green Hyundai in Springfield, IL has a staff of factory certified technicians that will make your purchase less intimidating. We stock Cooper and Yokohama tires and our Parts Department can offer even more options at request. To contact one of our service members, do not hesitate to give us a call at (217) 953-0031 or use our Ask A Tech page to get in touch.