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Posted on Sunday, December 12, 2010 in Mens Clothing

Set Size
Set Size

Do you know the size of your car’s tires? You’ve probably noticed that some vehicles have bigger tires than other vehicles of similar size. Obviously, trucks and SUVs have larger tires than your average compact car. But even cars of similar size and shape can have different tire sizes. Perhaps you have noticed on your own vehicle tires the seemingly random set of numbers and letters imprinted into the rubber. These numbers and letters are not random, however. They have meaning pertaining to the size of your tire and driving conditions for which it is rated.

For example, lets look at this fairly common tire identification: P195 55 R 16 87H.

The first set, P195, is the width of the tire. It is measured in millimeters and describes the amount of rubber covers the surface. So 195mm of rubber spans the width of the tire. The letter P is the designation for the type of tire. The P stands for “passenger”. Other designations include LT for light truck and T for temporary (or spare) tire.

The second number for our tire is 55. This is the profile number. The profile is the measurement of the tire sidewall, or the amount of rubber between the road and the outside edge of the wheel. You may have seen low profile tires on sports cars other cars with custom work. While extremely low profile tires are sleek and stylish, they tend to wear out faster, especially if on a high-performance vehicle. They are also more expensive than tires with a traditional sidewall measurement.

The next set of numbers is the size of the tire. R 16 means the radial inches of the rim is 16 inches. Many cars have numbers between 14 and 17, while trucks and SUVs have rims that are larger. The factory standard will usually never go over 20, even for SUVs, but rims can be customized with larger sizes to achieve a certain look. It is important to know the size your vehicle requires when shopping for a new set of tires. Often times, the advertised price of tires is for the smallest size available. Tires that are R14 are less expensive than those that are R18.

You may also see some letters before the R. In most cases, you’ll see HR, which means the tire is speed rated up to 130mph. High performance tires have ZR, which means the speed rating is for more than 149mph.

Finally, the 87H stands for the load index of the tire. In our case, the 87 means that the tire can carry 1,201 pounds at maximum air pressure. Multiplied by four tires, the total weight the vehicle can safely carry is 4,804.

It is good to know these tire basics before you begin shopping for a new set of tires for your car. A reputable automotive repair shop can help you decide which type of tire is best suited for your vehicle, taking into account many factors including the weather conditions of your driving area and the driving conditions in which you routinely travel.

Mr. Abernathy is a marketing agent of Allen Tire in Richmond Virginia. The full-service auto repair shop offers dependable work for fair prices and stocks a huge inventory of tires for most vehicles on the road today. Stop in and you’ll see why we’re a local favorite.

How to set font size and color on a Mac?

My friend who lives far from me has a Mac, and I have asked him several times to use a certain font and size. He sends to me what he thinks are samples of various fonts and sizes but all are always the same font and same very small size. I have tried to explain a few things to him but that does not help him. I am not a Mac user and maybe a Mac user can give me some advice about what I can tell my friend. Thanks to all who answer.

I am having trouble what you are trying to say… but I will try to answer to the best of my ability.

It is totally possible that you may not have the same fonts installed on your computer that your friend has. Are you on a windows? It is also totally possible that the fonts are incompatible and that your computer cannot recognize the fonts. I would have nothing to say to that friend, except to just use “Times New Roman” because it is the most basic font. I am a mac user and I have had no problem in transferring text in different fonts between a Mac and another Mac and between Windows and a Mac.

I hope this helps…

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