Understanding Tyre Sidewall Markings:
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1.Brand or trade name of the tyre - i.e. Continental, Dunlop, Goodyear, Michelin, Pirelli etc.
2.Tyre model or pattern code. For example Sport, Pilot, Eagle etc
3.Tyre size - The width of the tread expressed in millimetres, which in this illustration is 205; the aspect ratio - height of the tyre sidewall as a percentage of the width, in this case it is 55% of 205mm; and the diameter of the tyre's centre hole, expressed in inches. In this illustration, it is 16". The letter between the numbers is the type of construction i.e. ‘R' Radial. So this tyre is a 205/55 R 16
4.Service description - in this example the figure 91 denotes the maximum weight capacity of the tyre according to the official load index table, which translates to 615 Kg, The letter V indicates the speed rating of the tyre, in this case the tyre suitable for cars capable of reaching a maximum vehicle speed of 149.1 mph.