Decoding tyre sizes
Let's understand tyre sizes using this example:
205/55 R16 91V
205: The first three numbers in the code indicate the cross-sectional width of a tyre in millimetres measured from inner to outer sidewalls.
55: Next two numbers denote the measurement of sidewall height or the aspect ratio. This is the ratio of the tyre's cross-section to its width. In this example, the sidewall height is 55% of the tyre width.
R: The letter followed by the aspect ratio denotes the construction of the model. The most common designation for tyre construction is R, which stands for radial construction.
16: The next number in this series represents the diameter of the wheel rim. Here, 16 denote that the model should be matched with a rim wheel of 16 inches.
91: After the diameter of the rim comes the load rating of a tyre. This number denotes the total weight that a tyre can carry when inflated to its optimum pressure.
V: The final marking in this series denotes the maximum speed a tyre can sustain when optimally inflated and under load.
What happens if you buy tyres of the wrong size?
Buying the wrong set of tyres can adversely affect a vehicle's performance. Here are the problems of using the wrong size of tyres:
- Lower accuracy of the vehicle's speedometer
- Reduced traction and handling
If you reside in or around Ebbw Vale, feel free to drop by at our workshop to talk to our specialists.
What brands do we offer?
Keeping budget constraints in mind, our inventory consists of tyres Ebbw Vale of all price brackets. Let's take a look.
- Nexen and others
Want to buy tyres online?
Enter your vehicle's registration number or tyre specifications and select your preferred make and model. With your tyre order you can also let us know where and when you would like to get the tyres fitted.
Otherwise, you can use our mail order option. You will receive your new car tyres Ebbw Vale in just 3 to 5 days.
In case you have any questions before you buy car tyres Ebbw Vale from us, our friendly team is available on 07574 021107 to help.