What is "Fitment"?

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What is 'fitment'?

What is "Fitment"?

When a mechanic talks about getting proper tire fitment, he or she is talking about installing tires and wheels that meet the factory specifications of your vehicle for tire size and width. There are many fitment options--you can go with the regular issue tire that came with your vehicle as standard equipment, or you can try approved plus size tires, even smaller in some cases. Each vehicle is different, and the choice is up to you. Many times it comes down to what you are willing to spend and what your specific needs are, but whatever you choose, be sure to tell your retailer you want a fitment that is still within recommended specs for your make and model car.

   

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