On the wall of the tyre, you will see the tyre marking for example 205/55 R16: this means;

  • 195 mm is the width of the tyre;
  • 55 stands for the aspect ratio of the tyre in percent, which is the section height divided by the section width. 55% of 195mm equals to 107.25 mm is the height of the sidewall of the tyre;
  • R16 stands for (R)adial tyre, 16 inches is the diameter of the rim that the tyre will fit
  • 87V indicated that V is the speed rating for the tyre and 87 is the load index,i.e. at what maximum speed can the car be driven and how much maximum  load can the car carry , with respect to the tyres.

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