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How to read a tyre

Understanding the markings on the tyre wall.

Take, for example, a DYNAXER HP3 205/55 R16 91V

 

  • 205 tyre: The width of the tyre is 205 mm.
  • 55: The sidewall represents 55% of the width of the tyre.
  • R: This is a radial structure.
  • 16: The internal diameter of the tyre is 16 inches.
  • 91: This load index shows that the tyre can bear a maximum load of 615 kg. Each index corresponds with the maximum load (see table) that the tyre can bear at maximum pressure.
  • V: Up to the maximum speed of 240 kph, this tyre can bear a load corresponding with its load index.