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  1. Tire Terminology: Load Index and Load Rating

     

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    Although they give you a general description of what a tire can do, it can be difficult to understand exactly what tire codes and descriptions mean. Load specifications are one major area of confusion. Many people ask “What’s the difference between ‘Load Index’ and ‘Load Range’? They’re both an indication of how much weight the tire can handle, right?” Well, yes and no.

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    Load Range Is Based on ‘Ply Rating’

     

    A tire’s ‘Load Range’ can be found on the tire’s sidewall represented by a lette

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  2. Is It Okay to Mix Tires?

    Is it okay to put two, three, or even four different tires on your car or truck? Tires are an essential component for your safety and the safety of those with and around you. It’s not really a good idea to put different tires on your vehicle except, of course, vehicles that require mixing fitments. Staggered fitments, for example, require different tire sizes on the front and on the rear.

    It’s best that all four of your tires be the same brand and type of tire. For example, if you have winter tires, all four should be made for winter driving. We recommend replacing all four tires at the same time; however, there may be times when you don’t need four new tires. Maybe one of your tires is damaged by a nail in the road. If you're not able to replace all four, we recommend that tires should at least be replaced in pairs. This could potentially help in avoiding problems with your vehicle’s suspension and transmission.

    Keep in mind when you replace only two new tires,

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