One of the most important components of your automobile is its tires. Every car or truck takes a certain size tire, and it's important that you understand what those sizes mean. Here are some tips on how to read tire sizes.

Your tires have a series of numbers and letters etched onto their outside walls. But what do these numbers mean?

Your tire size starts with a letter, which denotes what type of tire it is. For example, "P" means passenger tire, while "LT" means light truck. Next comes a three-digit number, which is the tire width in millimeters. The next number is the aspect ratio, which denotes how high the tire's sidewall is. The remaining letters and numbers denote construction type, wheel diameter in inches, load index, and speed rating.

If you are in the market for new tires, let the professionals at Rickenbaugh Volvo Cars in Denver, CO help you select the right ones.

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