Installing the correctly sized tyres is critical for proper handling and preventing mechanical issues. Here’s how to identify your tyre size, interpret the markings, and select the right replacement rubber.
Locating OEM Tyre Size for Your Car
Check the compliance label inside your driver's door jamb for the original tyre size. You can also find size markings molded into the tyre sidewall. Common passenger car sizes are:
Larger options for 4WDs and SUVs include:
Verifying Size Suitability
Before fitting new tyres, our technicians at Darra Tyres verify they match the approved size for your car make and model. Installing the wrong size can impact:
- Speedometer accuracy
- Handling and stability
- Clearance to suspension and bodywork
- Overall diameter and gearing
- Load carrying capacity
Maintaining OEM tyre sizes ensures optimal safety and performance.
Consider Overall Diameter
Along with section width and aspect ratio, evaluate overall diameter. Upgrading to a larger rim diameter without compensating sidewall profile can alter diameter significantly. This affects gearing and accuracy.
Our tyre experts can recommend the best plus sizing options that retain correct diameter for your vehicle.