Tire question

Old 12-29-05, 12:05 PM
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Tire question

I recently purchased a 1995 Toyota camry LE 4 cylinder. It needs 2 tires and when I went to look up the size on the glove box label, I saw that they should be 195/70 14 with a speed rating of H. However the tires on the car are the correct size but a speed rating of T. Since I will never drive at those speeds, does it really matter what speed rating I buy.

Thanks in advance for any help

Old 12-29-05, 12:35 PM
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It's mostly a liability problem. The common speed ratings are S=112 mph, T=118 mph, and H=130 mph. You and I may never drive over the posted limit, but someone else may. Some tire dealers may refuse to sell an under rated tire because of the possible liability.
Old 12-29-05, 03:11 PM
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Just go to a good tire store tell them you need tires for your car and they will sell you a set.The speed rating is important if you drive a high performance car but your toyota probbably will stay way under any speed rating of any legal tire they sell.

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