Tyres and their speed ratings
The speed rating of tyres is something that may be unknown or easily ignored by many car owners. The speeding rate is a limit of how fast a tyre is allowed to go legally. Each tyre has an indention of letter and numbers that refer to factors such as method of construction, the width and the diameter amongst many other manufacturing factors. In order to find the tyre speeding rate, we look to the last digits of the code. Writing this down can help in future if a tyre replacement is needed, to ensure your vehicle is having the correct tyres installed for your safety.
What do these codes mean about your tyre speeding rates?
There are 22 tyre ratings that include the maximum speed. The variation is the tailer to the vehicles they are fitted to. this ensures that no vehicle has unstable tyres. The speeding rate typically varies between 30 to 140 miles per hour, vehicle depending.
How do I know what the speeding rate of my tyres should be?
If you’re unsure if the right tyres have been installed for you, it is always best to speak to a specialist for clarity of your safety. The speed rating shall depend on many factors, one of which is its size. If you’re looking for a quick indication of if your vehicle size matches your tyres. It is typically found that smaller city cars are around 120mph whereas a family car may excess up to 150mph.
Why does the speed rating on a car matter?
As mentioned above, each car has a different speeding rate that has been calculated with safety at the front of mind. It ensures that the tyres are able to work above physical and legal capacity of the vehicle.
The speeding rate can be important in order to prevent accidents, especially those at high speed that can be fatal. For example, a regular car has tyres fitted of a low speeding rate but then speeds over the limit given, tyre failure may occur. As this would be at a high speed, a loss of control at this point endangers not only the driver, but others around them.