Been wondering how to read a tire sidewall? well guess what! here’s how. Use this diagram to decode the information on a tire sidewall. This great tip will let you know what kind of tires you have on your vehicle.
■ The peaked mountain with snowflake indicates it’s a snow tire.
■ M + S (mud and snow) indicates an all season tire
■ P stands for passenger vehicle. You may find L for light-duty vehicle
■ 195 is the width of the tire in millimeters.
■ 60 is the “aspect ratio.” It’s the percentage ratio of the height of the sidewall to the width.
■ R means the tire has radial construction.
■ 15 represents the wheel diameter in inches.
■ 87 is the load index.
■ Q indicates the speed rating.