Tire sizes are simple to understand once you know how to read them. On this page you will find a detailed explanation of the P215/55R16 91S tire code.

215

This number indicates the tire has a width of 215 millimeters.

55

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 55%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 55% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height is 0 millimeters.

R

This letter indicates how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for 99% of all tires sold today.

16

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 16 inches in diameter.