CHOOSING YOUR TIRES
Similar to cars, tires are commonly represented by the same type of make and model example. For example on the Goodyear Assurance® WeatherReady® tire, the make of the tires is Goodyear, and the model is the Assurance WeatherReady.
How to Find Your Car's Make and Model
There are a few methods for determining your car's make and model, some of which are very quick.
- Your Car's Exterior: Commonly, you can tell by looking at the emblems, logos, and badging on the outside of your vehicle.
- Owners Manual: Look at the front cover of a vehicle's owner's manual or inside at the first few pages; the vehicle make and model (and sometimes version/trim level) is typically printed here.
- Title and Registration: Your vehicle's title and registration may differ depending on which state it is registered in but will commonly also include the make and model of your vehicle.
- The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): As a last resort, the vehicle's VIN will generally tell the full details of your vehicle make, model, and trim level. The VIN also commonly includes specifics about manufacturing location and other attributes unique to your vehicle.
The process of locating the VIN is simple. On the driver's side of the vehicle, look for where the dashboard meets the windshield. The VIN, which is 17 digits long, can be found there. After finding your VIN, use the decoder from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to look up information about your vehicle.
Goodyear.com also can use your VIN, by way of public license plate registration data, to help identify your vehicle and tires that will fit. Just enter your license plate number and state of registration into our tire finder and we'll let you know if we're able to find your vehicle.
As always, if you have any concerns about which tires fit your model vehicle, you can talk to one of our customer service representatives at 800-321-2136, or also consult a professional in a Goodyear tire shop near you.