How To: What do the numbers mean?

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How To: What do the numbers mean?

Ever wondered what the figures on the side of your tyres mean? Alex Inwood from Wheels Magazine explains that it’s actually pretty simple.

It’s no secret that tyres play an important role in making your car go. But did you know that the ID number on the side of your rubber is more than just a complicated maths sum? Watch this video to find out exactly what it all means.

LOAD AND SPEED RATING INDEX

81 = 462 kg

82 = 475 kg

85 = 515 kg

86 = 530 kg

87 = 545 kg

90 = 900 kg

91 = 630 kg

95 = 690 kg

96 = 710 kg

 

N = 140 km/h

P = 150 km/h

Q = 160 km/h

R = 170 km/h

S = 180 km/h

T = 190 km/h

U = 200 km/h

H = 210 km/h

V = 240 km/h

Z = 240 km/h

W = 270 km/h

Y = 300 km/h

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