What does an LRC tire mean?

Answer LRC is the abbreviation on tires for "load range C," which is the carrying capacity of a tire. LRD tires are one rating higher than a LRC tire, which means greater load capacity at higher maximum p... Read More »

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What does tire size 87H mean?

The 87H printed on a tire is not the size. The size will be a string of number and letters that looks like 195/60R14 87H. The 195/60R14 is the tire size and the 87H is the load and speed rating. Th... Read More »

What does aspect ratio of a tire mean?

The aspect ratio of a tire means The ratio of height to width. Reference, Automotive Steering, Suspension, and Alignment, Book Fifth edition Chapter 3. Page 60.

What does the UTQG rating for a tire mean?

UTQG stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grade Standards on tires set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA), according to Tire Track. UTQG ratings are based on the manufacture... Read More »

What does the first number mean in tire size?

The first number advertised on the side of the vehicle tire represents the width of the tire. This figure is measured in millimeters. The number is located after the letter abbreviation that signif... Read More »