Tyre Markings Explained
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Reading your Tyre markings explained
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The following images explain the Tyre markings you will find on all Tyres manufactured for the UK market.
How to read the sidewall of your Tyres
The number highlighted in yellow shows you the width of your Tyres in millimetres. This Tyre is 205 mm wide.
The number highlighted in yellow shows you the height to width ratio of your Tyres as a percentage. This Tyre’s sidewall is 55% the height of its width.
The letter highlighted in yellow shows you how the Tyre was constructed. This Tyre is a Radial Tyre.
Wheel Rim Diameter
The number highlighted in yellow shows you the diameter of Tyres inner rim in inches. This Tyre will be fitted to a 16″ rim.
Tyre Load index
The number highlighted in yellow relates to the maximum weight the Tyre carry. This Tyre can carry the maximum weight of 615kg.
Tyre Speed index
The number highlighted in yellow relates to the maximum speed the Tyre can reach when carrying its load. This Tyre is tested to a minimum of 149 mph.