Your vehicle's door placard tells you many things you need to know about your tires. Door placards are often found on the driver side doorjam, but can also be found in the fuel fill door, glove box, center console door or engine compartment. It can also be found on the sidewall of your tires.
Your door placard displays a series of numbers that identify things like your vehicle's service description, the original tire size, and the cold tire pressure. Once you find the door placard on your vehicle, use the diagram provided and the details below to find the meaning of each number.
This section tells you how much weight the tires can carry, based on the combined weight of the occupants and cargo load.
When shopping for new tires, use this information match the numbers from your door placard to one of the size options listed. Click here to shop for tires by tire size.
This section identifies the recommended cold tire PSI for your front and rear tires. Tire inflation pressure should be checked first thing in the morning when the tires are at their coldest—before the vehicle has been driven, before the tires have been in direct sunlight, and before the temperature rises. For more information on checking and maintaining proper tire air pressure, click here.