Tyre Guide

Tyre Guide – This page is being improved, watch this space!

Welcome to our Tyre Guide, which includes tyre speed rating tables and tyre load rating (or load index) tables.

We will include more information on tyres in a future update!

Below is a quick description of the numbers you see on the side of a tyre for reference:

Tyre guide size explained with logo
Tyre guide size explained with logo

Tyre guide to load ratings (Load Index).

Here is our Tyre Guide to Speed Rating. We have included this table in the order of speed, (not alphabetical order) so you can easily find the maximum speed your vehicle is legally rated for.

It should be noted that the below speeds are the legal top speed for the tyre only.

For your car to be legal, usually your tyre speed rating should at least match or be in excess of the top speed of your car.

So now you know!

Tyre Speed Rating:

LOAD INDEX MAX SPEED MAXSPEED
A1 3MPH 5KM/H
A2 6MPH 10KM/H
A3 9MPH 15KM/H
A4 12MPH 20KM/H
A5 15MPH 25KM/H
A6 19MPH 30KM/H
A7 22MPH 35KM/H
A8 25MPH 40KM/H
B 31MPH 50KM/H
C 37MPH 60KM/H
D 40MPH 65KM/H
E 43MPH 70KM/H
F 50MPH 80KM/H
G 56MPH 90KM/H
J 62MPH 100KM/H
K 68MPH 110KM/H
L 75MPH 120KM/H
M 81MPH 130KM/H
N 87MPH 140KM/H
P 93MPH 150KM/H
Q 99MPH 160KM/H
R 106MPH 170KM/H
S 112MPH 180KM/H
T 118MPH 190KM/H
U 124MPH 200KM/H
H 130MPH 210KM/H
V 149MPH 240KM/H
W 168MPH 270KM/H
Y 186MPH 300KM/H
ZR 150+MPH 240+KM/H

 

Tyre load ratings (Load Index).

Here is our tyre load index (tyre load rating) guide! Here we have included tables in numerical order so you can easily find the maximum weight your vehicle can legally accept per tyre.

Car, van and light vehicle tyre load index rating (vehicles up to 2000kg per wheel) :

INDEX KG INDEX KG INDEX KG INDEX KG INDEX KG
0 45 27 97.5 54 212 81 462 108 1000
1 46.2 28 100 55 218 82 475 109 1030
2 47.5 29 103 56 224 83 487 110 1060
3 48.7 30 106 57 230 84 500 111 1090
4 50 31 109 58 236 85 515 112 1120
5 51.5 32 112 59 243 86 530 113 1150
6 53 33 115 60 250 87 545 114 1180
7 54.5 34 118 61 257 88 560 115 1215
8 56 35 121 62 265 90 580 116 1250
9 58 36 125 63 272 90 600 117 1285
10 60 37 128 64 280 91 615 118 1320
11 61.5 38 132 65 290 92 630 119 1360
12 63 39 136 66 300 93 650 120 1400
13 65 40 140 67 307 94 670 121 1450
14 67 41 145 68 315 95 690 122 1500
15 69 42 150 69 325 96 710 123 1550
16 71 43 155 70 335 97 730 124 1600
17 73 44 160 71 345 98 750 125 1650
18 75 45 165 72 355 99 775 126 1700
19 77.5 46 170 73 365 100 800 127 1750
20 80 47 175 74 375 101 825 128 1800
21 82.5 48 180 75 387 102 850 129 1850
22 85 49 185 76 400 103 878 130 1900
23 87.5 50 190 77 412 104 900 131 1950
24 90 51 195 78 425 105 925 132 2000
25 92.5 52 200 79 437 106 950
26 95 53 206 80 450 107 975

Truck and heavy vehicle tyre load index rating (vehicles over 2000kg per wheel) :

INDEX KG INDEX KG INDEX KG INDEX KG INDEX KG
133 2060 163 4875 193 11500 223 27250 253 65000
134 2120 164 5000 194 11800 224 28000 254 67000
135 2180 165 5150 195 12150 225 29000 255 69000
136 2240 166 5300 196 12500 226 30000 256 71000
137 2300 167 5450 197 12850 227 30750 257 73000
138 2360 168 5600 198 13200 228 31500 258 75000
139 2430 169 5800 199 13600 229 32500 259 77500
140 2500 170 6000 200 14000 230 33500 260 80000
141 2575 171 6150 201 14500 231 34500 261 82500
142 2650 172 6300 202 15000 232 35500 262 85000
143 2725 173 6500 203 15500 233 36500 263 87500
144 2800 174 6700 204 16000 234 37500 264 90000
145 2900 175 6900 205 16500 235 38750 265 92500
146 3000 176 7100 206 17000 236 40000 266 95000
147 3075 177 7300 207 17500 237 41250 267 97500
148 3150 178 7500 208 18000 238 42500 268 100000
149 3250 179 7750 209 18500 239 43750 269 103000
150 3350 180 8000 210 19000 240 45000 270 106000
151 3450 181 8250 211 19500 241 46250 271 109000
152 3550 182 8500 212 20000 242 47500 272 112000
153 3650 183 8750 213 20600 243 48750 273 115000
154 3750 184 9000 214 21200 244 50000 274 118000
155 3875 185 9250 215 21800 245 51500 275 121500
156 4000 186 9500 216 22400 246 53000 276 125000
157 4125 187 9750 217 23000 247 54500 277 128500
158 4250 188 10000 218 23600 248 56000 278 132000
159 4375 189 10300 219 24300 249 58000 279 136000
160 4500 190 10600 220 25000 250 60000
161 4625 191 10900 221 25750 251 61500
162 4750 192 11200 222 26500 252 63000

 

If, after reading this tyre guide you need to know more about tyres, you can also check out our Alloy Wheel Fitment Guide.

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