How to Read Your Tire Size

How to Read Your Tire Size

July 2, 2021 / By Zunair Tahir / Automotive Blogs

It is critical to install suitable Tires for a vehicle’s safety and overall performance. If you want to buy a tire for your car, the first thing you need do is figure out what size you need. Many factors, including as width and diameter, load index, and speed rating, are crucial in determining the proper Tires.

How to Read Your Tire Size

Tire size data may be found on the sidewall of the tires. Let’s see what all those letters and numbers signify.

Tyre data appears in your Tyre one by one, in the sequence indicated in the above graphic. The image above will be used as an example to go over Tyre data in further depth to help you.



195 / 55 R 16 87V

The sidewall of your tyre carries all of your tyre’s information. On the walls are a sequence of numerals and alphabets. Your tyre’s size, load bearing capability, and speed restriction are represented by these figures. Understanding these code phrases can assist you in selecting the ideal pair of tyres for you, based on the demands of your car and your driving style. So here’s a quick guide on what all those numbers and characters mean:

Lets Us See What Does these means

195=Section Width=This is the Tire Width in Millimeters(MM)
55=Ratio of Aspects This represents the tire sidewall height as a proportion of the section width.
R=Radial Construction
16= Diameter of Rims This is the inner rim diameter of the tire in inches.
87=Load Index Load Capacity of the tire
V=Speed Symbol This Indicates the Max speed of the tire at Max Load



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