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All You Need to Know About Tire Sizes

There is a distinct difference in tire sizes and performance, but not for quality assurance. The Department of Transportation mandates that all tire manufacturers adhere to a system called the Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG). The UTQG marking is embedded on the tire sidewall. Whether you have a new or used vehicle, there is confidence in knowing the quality standard has been adhered to.

It’s also important to know the other essential embedded information. All tires include markings on the sidewall which are specific to that tire. 

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Discover Tire Tread and Pressure Maintenance Tips

There are some things that should be cleared up about tire treads. Most of us think of tire treads as the design of the tire. When we speak in those terms, we are using a typical label that is completely inaccurate.

The tread of a tire refers to the synthetic rubber that contacts the road. The grooves we see in the tire are the pattern. 

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