Understanding how to read the size of your tyres will make choosing replacement tyres quicker and easier.
On the sidewall of your tyre you’ll see a series of numbers and letters something like this:
This code provides information on the tyre’s construction, its size, load, carrying capacity and speed rating.
- Tyre width: 205 – indicates the section width of your tyre in millimetres
- Tyre profile: 65 – is your tyre’s aspect ratio, or the height from the bottom of the tread to the rim. This is a percentage, so in this example the height of this tyre is 65% of its width
- Tyre construction: R: Means the tyre has radial ply construction, which is the most common construction type for passenger cars
- Tyre size: 15 – Indicates the diameter of the wheel rim in inches,
- Load rating: 88 – Relates to maximum load capacity at which the tyre can be operated safely
- Speed rating: W – Relates to maximum speed rating at which the tyre can be operated safely
Are your tyres due for a check-up?
If your car is due for a service or if you need your tyres checked or replaced then call us on 1300 772 579 to book a service, or find your nearest store.
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