Each tire on its side page contains a label that is also the most important parameter when choosing the right tire for your vehicle. Below we bring descriptions of all the tags on the tires:
For example : 205 /55 R17 95 H M+S DOT 36/19
205 - Tyre width in millimeters, side by side of tyre
55 - The height of the tire is expressed as a percentage of its width. For example, if the tyre is 225/45, this means that the tyre is 225 mm wide and its sidewall height is 45% of its width, or 101 mm.
R- The designation describes the way in which the fibers of the internal load-bearing structure are oriented. Modern tyres are almost exclusively radial structures and bear the R mark. They provide better performance and longer service life than classic diagonal tyres.
17 - The size of the rim, expressed in iches, indicates the diameter of the rim to which the tire is intended.
95 - The load-bearing index is the marking for the load capacity of the tyre. In the case of passenger vehicles, this index ranges from 75 (387 kg per tyre), to 100 (800 kg per tyre).
H- The speed index indicates the maximum speed for which the tyre is intended. The letter marks most commonly encountered on passenger vehicle tyres range from Q (up to 160 km/h) to Y (up to 300 km/h).
M+S - purpose code. If the tyre is intended for use in snow and mud, it will bear the M+S mark.
DOT 36/19 - Dot mark shows the date the tyre was manufactured. The first number indicates the week, and the second the last two digits of the year in which the tire was produced.