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Help Finding My Tyre Size - Michelin Easy Grip Snow Chains

If your vehicle is a car the code on the side of your tyre will begin with a P which denotes Passenger Car.

The next 3-digits denote the "nominal section width" of the tyre in millimetres; the widest point from both of the outer edges.

The next 2-digits indicate the "aspect ratio" of the sidewall height to the total width of the tyre, as a percentage.

All modern tyres will be marked with an R, for radial construction. Classic / older vehicles may have cross ply tyres but these were phased out in the 1970's.

The final 2-digits denote the diameter of the wheel in inches that the tyres are designed to fit.

If the tyres on a BMW Mini Cooper were labeled P195/55/R16 then the following applies:

  • P - It's a passenger vehicle
  • 195 – The width of the tyre at its widest point is 195 mm
  • 55 – The height of the tyres sidewall is 55% of the tyres width
  • R – Denotes that it is a radial tyre
  • 16 – Denotes that that the tyre is for a 16 inch diameter wheel

To find the correct size of Snow Chains for your vehicle, simply choose the correct wheel diameter from the Michelin Easy Grip Snow Chain Range, in the example above you would click on Michelin 16" Easy Grip Composite Snow Chains. Then, from the drop down menu on the right hand side, select 195 / 55 / R16 and you will have the correct size of Easy Grip Snow Chains.

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