Understanding the Sidewalls of a Tyre
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?
Here is brief explanation of what each marking represents.
|Width of the tyre (millimetres)|
|Height of the tyre sidewall (percentage) i.e. 55% of 205mm. Also know as the aspect ratio.|
|Diameter of the tyre inner rim (inches).|
|Load rating. In this case it is 615 kg.|
|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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