Do you know that every tyre has its own speed rating which is not advisable to exceed?
This is what is called Tyre Speed rating: The maximum speed which the tyre is not expected to exceed.
The tyre speed rating is displayed on the sidewall.
Below is a concise representation of the different tyre speed ratings. After reading this article, I will advise that you move immediately to your vehicle to check the speed rating for your tyres.
Tyre Speed Rating is expressed below in km/hr:
N – 140km/hr
P – 150km/hr
Q – 160km/hr
R – 170km/hr
S – 180km/hr
T – 190km/hr
U – 200km/hr
H – 210km/hr
V – 240km/hr
Z – 240+km/hr
W – 270km/hr
Y – 300km/hr
Complete Speed rating chart
NOTE: Speed rating can be expressed in miles/hour, but for the purpose of this article, we express it in Km/Hr.
Understanding your tyre speed rating will guide you on the maximum speed your tyre can take you.
Forcing the tyre beyond its speed rating is a dangerous thing to do.
So, know your tyre speed rating, and maintain you speed according to the rating always.