Frequently Asked Questions

Speed rating

The speed rating refers to a one-letter symbol molded into the tyre’s sidewall. For instance, when reading the following tyre size 195/65 R15 H we see the letter “H”. This letter indicates that particular tyre is safe to 130 mph (or 210 km/h). The most often found speed ratings are:
Q = 99 mph (160 km/h), R = 106 mph (170 km/h), S = 112 mph (180 km/h), T = 118 mph (190 km/h), H = 130 mph (210 km/h), V = 149 mph (240 km/h), W = 168 mph (270 km/h), Y = 186 mph (300 km/h), ZR = over 150 mph (240 km/h).
In order to see what speed rating is approved for your car, please check your vehicle’s handbook.

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