Car manufacturers invest a lot of time, effort, and engineering to decide on the correct tyre size for a particular vehicle. Hence, experts always recommend installing the correct tyre size on your vehicle to receive optimal on-road performance. Further, a wrong tyre size can affect the vehicle's braking efficiency, making you vulnerable to accidents.
A tyre size is an alphanumeric code that is embedded on a tyre’s sidewalls. This code includes the tyre’s dimensional and structural details.
Here is an example to help you understand it better:
Tyre size: 185/60 R14 82H
185: This number denotes the tyre's width in millimetres.
60: The number 60 represents the aspect ratio of the particular model. It is represented in percentage of its width.
R: This represents the radial construction of a tyre. Other types of tyre construction include diagonal cross-ply (D) and bias belt (B).
82: This represents the load index of a tyre. Load index is the maximum weight a tyre can sustain when fully inflated. Here, the model can sustain a maximum of 475kg.
H: Letter H represents the speed index or maximum speed a tyre can sustain. In this case, the tyre can sustain a maximum of 130 mph.
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