Understanding Tyre Markings

In order to get you the correct tyre we may need you to review the markings that appear on the sidewall of your tyres.

Cars can have different sizes of tyres on the front and rear so if your shopping for a full set then please review both axles of the vehicle.

 

In addition to the size of tyre we also have to consider the speed rating and whether the vehicle has run flat tyres fitted.

For performance vehicles there can also be a homologation specific version of the tyre for your vehicle.

Understanding Your Tyres
Tyre Size
Tyre Size

Your tyre size is made up of WIDTH, PROFILE & RIM DIAMETER

Tyre Speed
Tyre Speed

Only replace with same or higher speed rating

Runflat Tyres
Runflat Tyres

Check for runflat markings, i.e. RUNFLAT, RFT,ZP,SSR or ROF

Homologation Markings
Homologation Markings

Check for homologation marking if high performance vehicle

Speed Ratings

The speed rating of your replacement tyres should be the same or higher rated. If fitting lower than the vehicle specification please check with your insurer.

Speed Rating
Max Speed (MPH)
Max Speed (KPH)
R
106
170
S
112
180
T
118
190
U
124
200
H
130
210
V
149
240
W
168
270
Y
186
300
Q
99
160
Manufacturer Tyre Homologation Codes

Some tyres have been designed in conjunction with the vehicle manufacturer to ensure the best performance and tuning for the vehicle set up. For high performance vehicles we have access to technical data to ensure you can choose the exact version of a tyre for your vehicle. Please call Sunset Tyres Dealer on 01332 296916.

Manufacturer
Code 1
Code 2
Code 3
Code 4
Code 5
Code 6
Code 7
Code 8
Code 9
Alfa Romeo
AR
ARR
Alpina
ALP
Aston Martin
A6A
A7A
AM4
AM8
AM9
AMP
AMS
AMV
A8A
Audi
AO
AO1
AOE
RO1
RO2
BMW
*
Bentley
B
B1
BC
BL
Ferarri
F
F01
F02
F03
Hyundai
HN
GOE
Jaguar
J
JRS
Lamborghini
L
L1
Land Rover
LR
LR1
LR2
LR3
LR4
LR5
Lotus
LS
Maserati
MGT
McLaren
MC
MC1
MC2
MC-C
Mercedes
MO
MO1
MOE
MO-S
MO-V
Mini
*
Porsche
N0
N1
N2
N3
N4
N5
NA0
NA1
NFO
Tesla
T0
Volvo
VOL