HERE’S A QUICK GUIDE
Example: the tyre reads P215/65R 15 95H
P– This indicates it is a passenger car tyre. If it had LT, it would mean light truck. T would mean truck etc. European tyres have no letter before the numbers.
215 – This refers to the width of the tyre from one sidewall to the other. In this case, it is 215 millimetres wide.
65 – Is the height of the sidewall as a percentage of the tyre width. In this example, it is 65 per cent of the tyre width.
R– This letter designates the type of tyre it is. This example is a radial-ply tyre.
15 – Signifies the wheel diameter; here we have a 15-inch wheel.
95 – This is the load index and indicates the maximum load carrying capacity of the tyre. You should only fit tyres that meet or exceed the vehicle manufacturer’s specification referred to in the owner-manual.
H– This is the maximum speed rating for the tyre. y Once again refer to your owners-manual fo for the information.
Another A major consideration is the age of the tyre. To determine this, look on the sidewall for a four-digit code, eg 0316. In this case, it means the tyre was made in t the third week of 2016.
HAVE YOU ever looked at your tyre sidewall and wondered what all the numbers mean?