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How to Read a Tyre

How to read the markings on a tyre Ever wondered what the markings on the side of a tyre mean?

1.4x4 Diamaris. This is the name of the tyre.

2.185/60 R 14 88H This is the size and characteristics of the tyre:
  • 185: This is the section width of the tyre. That means the overall width of the tyre in mm.
  • 60: This is the aspect ratio of the tyre. That is the sidewall height of the tyre as a percentage of the section width.
  • R: This mean the tyre is of Radial construction.
  • 14: This is the internal diameter of the tyre.
  • 88: This is the load index. How much weight the tyre can carry.
  • H: This is the speed index. The maximum speed the tyre is designed for.
3.Tubeless: This means the tyre has no inner tube.