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What is 91 on a tyre?

What is 91 on a tyre?

Load index: Your tyre’s load index relates to its maximum carrying capacity (in kg). For example, a tyre with a load index of 91 can carry 615kg of weight. Load ratings and speed ratings should be looked at together when you buy a new tyre. Also remember to check your manufacturer’s recommendations.

What is a tyres load rating?

The tyre load index (also known as the load capacity index, tyre load rating or tyre hire load index) identifies the maximum load capacity of a tyre, i.e. the absolute carrying capacity. You will find this information on your tyres.

What does XL mean on tyres?

extra load
A reinforced or XL (extra load) tyre is a specially reinforced tyre which carries heavier loads than tyres of the same size. These types of tyres are stronger and more hardwearing than standard tyres, and are often used for large vehicles that carry heavy loads or large family cars, such as 4x4s.

What does V and W mean on tires?

You will find it at the end of the tyre’s size (the list of numbers on the tyre’s sidewall) always represented by a letter and usually following a number – in the following example the tyre speed rating is “V”. Confusingly, W-rated tyres are rated at a higher speed in excess of 168mph.

Can I mix tyre brands on my car?

Primarily, you should avoid mixing different tyre brands and different tread patterns. For optimal safety and performance, we recommend fitting the same tyres to every wheel position on your car, so you should have the same brand, size, tread pattern, load index and speed rating on the front and rear tyres.

Do XL tyres last longer?

When an XL tyre is run at the pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer, it will last longer. These tyres are considered to have greater grip and better traction. Because they are more rigid, they will corner better and maintain stability.

Can I mix XL tyres with normal tyres?

Don’t mix different load rated tyres on the same axle. The size for them is 205/55 R16 which gives you a very wide choice, including all-weather tyres that are more compliant than summer tyres whatever the load rating.

Is a higher load rating better?

Usually considered in combination with a tyre’s speed index, the rule of thumb is that tyres with a higher load index number are capable of carrying a heavier load capacity than those with a lower number.

Is it OK to have different tires front and back?

Is It OK to Mix Tires on Your Vehicle? The short answer is that, in general, manufacturers do not recommend tire mixing at all. That means having the same brand, size, tread pattern, load index, and speed rating on the front and rear tires.

What does 91V stand for on a tire?

The markings 91V are the load index and the speed rating, or the service description. The load index (91) is the assigned numerical value for the tire size to compare relative load carrying capabilities. The table below shows the load indexes of the tires that are commonly used in passenger cars and light trucks.

What is the difference between a 91Y Tyre and a 94y tyre?

94’s give 1340, which is more, but not that much more to make a significant difference. Just 10% reserve. My corsa has 88’s, which is 550 kg per wheel, 1.1 tonne front axle gets 900kg of 1.2 tonne of whole car. that makes 25% reserve that is significant.

What is the top speed of a V tyre?

V tyres have a top speed of approximately 149 mph (240 km/h) and H tyres, approximately 130 mph (210 km/h). When changing tyres you should always check that the speed rating of the new tyre is the same as or higher than that of the original tyres.

What’s the difference between a V and H tyre?

It indicates the maximum speed of the tyre. V tyres have a top speed of approximately 149 mph (240 km/h) and H tyres, approximately 130 mph (210 km/h). When changing tyres you should always check that the speed rating of the new tyre is the same as or higher than that of the original tyres.