Car Tyres

Car tyres what does all the information on the side of the tyre mean?

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  • 205 is the width of your tyre in millimetres
  • 55 is the height of the tyre wall in mm
  • R is the type of construction used to produce the tyre and stands for Radial which is the most common type of tyre.
  • 16 is the diameter of your wheel in inches.
  • 91 is the maximum weight allowed for that tyre. see chart below
  • w is the maximum speed rating for that tyre
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Speed Ratingmaximum Speed (mph)Max Speed (km/h)
B3150
C3760
D4065
E4370
F5080
G5690
J62100
K68110
L75120
M81130
N87140
P93150
Q99160
R106170
S112180
T118190
U124200
H130210
V149240
W168270
Y186300
ZR150+240+