Tire Questions & Answers
All you wanted to know about tires for your Acura is right here. Find out what “225/50R16” means, What is TPMS? Should I get snow/winter tires? It’s all here including some reasons for purchasing your next set of tires at Acura of Libertyille!
225 – This number specifies the width in millimeters (i.e. 225 mm).
50 – This number is the Aspect Ratio, the ratio of sidewall height to width.
R – Radial
16 – This number designates the tire’s diameter in inches (i.e. 16″).
92 – This number indicates the tire’s load-carrying capacity, known as the Load Index; as the number for the load index increases so does the load-carrying capacity. (All passenger car tires in the U.S. are also marked with their actual load limit in pounds.)
V – This letter denotes the Speed Rating, the maximum tire speed under controlled test conditions. (“V” in this example is one of several types of speed ratings.)
PSI (pounds per square inch) – The maximum cold inflation rating for the tire.
DOT (Department of Transportation) – This symbol indicates the tire meets or exceeds U.S. DOT safety standards; the letters and numbers following the DOT symbol provide information about the tire manufacturer, tire size, and the date it was manufactured.