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It is of paramount importance to fit tyres on your vehicle of the right size to enjoy optimal handling performance. Installing tyres of the wrong size, can result in poor fuel efficiency and seriousbsteering difficulties.

At Leckhampton Tyres and MOT Ltd., we always explain the tyre size meaning for our customers so they can make an informed decision before they buy car tyres Cheltenham. We stock tyres of many different sizes to suit every car make and model.

What does a tyre size mean?

Tyre size is an alphanumeric code imprinted on a tyre’s sidewall, informing buyers of the tyre’s section width, load- and speed ratings, etc. Let us take a sample tyre size to understand this further.

Sample tyre size: 225/45 R18 95H

225 – The first number in the code, 225, signifies the tyre’s sectional width in millimetres.

45 – The subsequent number indicates the tyre aspect ratio. In this case, the aspect ratio is 45, meaning the height is 45% of its width.

R – The next component in a tyre size code denotes the construction type. R signifies radial construction.

18 – The following number refers to the rim diameter measurement in inches.

95 – This number indicates the load-index of the tyre. This variant has a maximum load-bearing capacity of 690 kg.

H – The last component of a tyre size code denotes the speed index. H indicates a maximum speed of 130 mph.

Other Markings

  • Compliance with safety standards
  • Year and week of manufacture
  • Mud and snow performance with M+S marks
  • Run-flat indicator
  • ECE marks wherever applicable
  • OE key wherever applicable

If you have other queries regarding tyre sizes and tyres Cheltenham, do not hesitate to give us a call on 07718 253344. Visit us at Unit 2 Churchill Rd, Cheltenham GL53 7EG. You can also make your purchase online.

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