Whether it’s because they no longer pass the penny test or because you like to be prepared for the change of seasons, sooner or later it’s time to think about tires. You’ll be in good company with that one, since we here at Paper Shop spend a lot of time thinking about, advertising & selling tires. The Tires & Wheels category is one of our largest and busiest ones.
Whether it’s Hankook, Bridgestone, Goodyear or Kumho, we’ve got tires of all kinds. And all different sizes too. Ever wonder what those tire size numbers mean? The first three numbers of the size indicate the section width of the tire in millimeters (measured from widest point of outer sidewall to widest point of inner sidewall). The middle number reveals the aspect ratio (or profile): the height of the tire as a percentage of the width. The last number of the size tells you the diameter of the tire in inches.
Want to be well-rounded in your tire trivia? Just try to guess the world’s largest manufacturer of tires. Believe it or not, Lego holds that crown; Lego manufactures 318 million tiny tires a year!