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Sidewall Tyre Markings

There are lots of markings on the side of a tyre, but what do they all mean? We’ve put together this detailed guide so that you can be informed and know exactly what the markings on your tyres mean.

Finding Your Tyre Size

Tyre markings displaying modern tyres sizes are usually expressed in the way at the top of the page

205      Refers to the width of the tyre in mm
  Refers to the height of the tyre as a percentage of the width
R   Designates that the tyre is radial construction
16   Refers to the wheel rim diameter in inches
91V   Indicates the maximum load capacity and speed at which the tyre can be safely operated

Other Tyre Markings

E Mark        Conforms to european standards
SSR,RSC,ZP,RFT   Runflat tyre
  Contiseal tyre
REINFORCED   Reinforced tyre construction
XL,Extra Load   Strengthend tyre construction for weight