Turnpike Tyres
1 OLD TURNPIKE, FAREHAM, HAMPSHIRE, PO16 7HB, UK 1 OLD TURNPIKE, FAREHAM, HAMPSHIRE, PO16 7HB, UK
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Car manufacturers invest a considerable amount of time and efforts on deciding the right tyre size that can be suitable for a particular segment of vehicles. It is because the tyre size has a direct impact on car handling, acceleration and braking performance.

It is, therefore, essential that you select tyres that are perfectly suitable for your car make and model. But, often, the alphanumeric code, which reads the tyre size Fareham, can be difficult to understand.

At Turnpike Tyres,we can help you to understand tyre size meaning and guide you on choosing the perfect set for your vehicle.

Decoding tyre size

If you go to buy a new set of tyres, you will notice a combination of alphabets and numerals written on the sidewall of units.

Let’s take an example - 185/55 R15 81H. This code reflects the tyre size and has a significant meaning as elaborated in the following section:

  • 185 - The first three-digit number represents the width of the tyre in millimetres. 
  • 55- The number ‘55’ represents the height of the tyre and is also known as the aspect ratio. It measures the % of tread width that covers the sidewall of the tyre.

  • R - The letter R represents that the tyre has a radial construction. An alternative to this is B which indicates that the tyre has a bias construction
  • 15 - This digit represents the diameter of the rim in inches.
  • 81 - In this code, 81 represent the load index of the tyre, which determines the maximum weight which the unit can carry.
  • H - ‘H’ represents the speed index of the tyre, which is 130 mph.

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