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Is there a model number, etc. on my car tire that can help me find its speed rating and load index (service description)?
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Are Euro-Metric and P-Metric Tires Interchangeable?
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How Long is my Spare Tire Good For?
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What is the vehicle load limit?
All vehicles have a load limit, which is the amount of combined weight they can safely carry without putting undue strain on the engine and transmission, which can lead to damage. Your car’s load limit is 825 pounds without the...
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How do I calculate the load carried ?
It’s easy to think that your car can carry pretty much whatever you can cram inside, but that’s not actually the case. Your car has a weight limit, and it’s probably not as high as you think. This limit includes...

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