Along with the manufacturer and product name, a tyre’s side wall contains codes that provide information such as its size, speed rating, maximum loads and pressures, and a tread-depth indicator.

It can look pretty confusing at first, so here’s a quick video that explains what to look for to help you choose the right tyre for your car or SUV.

For more detailed information about each code, read our guide to ‘All you need to read about tyres’.