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

Section width

The number highlighted in yellow shows you the width of your Tyres in millimetres. This Tyre is 205 mm wide.

Tyre marking explained section width

Aspect Ratio

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.

Tyre markings explained -Aspect Ratio

Tyre Construction

The letter highlighted in yellow shows you how the Tyre was constructed. This Tyre is a Radial Tyre.

Tyre marking explained - Tyre construction

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 markings explained -tyre rim diameter.

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 marking explained - load index

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.

Tyre markings explained - tyre speed index