If you want your vehicle to maintain its stability and steering precision for the long run, you need to install tyres of the correct size. It is also indispensable to know that altering the tyre sizes is strictly prohibited. It can lead to several on-road discrepancies.
At Bargain Tyres Bedford LTD, we have provided a detailed breakdown of the elements of a tyre size for your convenience.
Decoding tyre size
Tyre size is an alphanumeric code embossed on a tyre’s sidewall. It represents the structural and dimensional details of a tyre. Every car comes with a manufacturer recommended tyre size, which is essential for the optimal functioning of the vehicle.
Let us understand this better with the help of an example- Tyre size: 205/55 R16 91V
It represents the width of a tyre in millimetres.
This number indicates the aspect ratio of the tyre. It is the ratio of the sidewall height to the cross-section width.
The letter ‘R’ stands for radial construction. Apart from this, there are other constructions, including Bias Belt ‘B’ and Diagonal Cross-ply ‘D’.
Number 16 denotes the rim diameter of the tyre, expressed in inches.
Letter "V" stands for the speed index of the tyre. This particular tyre model can sustain a maximum speed of 149 mph.
Knowing these symbols, a car owner should read the car tyre manual first to understand the vehicle-specific instructions better.
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