Usually you can find the size of a tyre on its side - but what are the extra numbers and letters you find next to them? What do they mean?

Tyre Sidewalls
Looking at the image above, you will see a combination of characters which indicate "205/55 R16 91W"

Here is brief explanation of what each marking represents.

Marking
Explanation
205
Width of the tyre (millimetres)
55
Height of the tyre sidewall (percentage) i.e. 55% of 205mm. Also know as the aspect ratio.
R
Radial Construction
16
Diameter of the tyre inner rim (inches).
91
Load rating. In this case it is 615 kg.
W
Speed rating. In this case it is 270 km/h.

Now that you know what these mean, how do your tyres shape up?

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