Tyre Speed Rating

You find the speed rating of a tyre on the sidewall. Like in the image, you will find it at the end of the tyre's size. It is always represented by a letter - in the following example the tyre speed rating is "W".

Once you know your tyre speed rating, you can work out what is the maximum speed your tyre is capable of maintaining.

For example, the "W" rating seen in the image, tells us that this tyre can reach speeds of up to 168mph.

Speed ratings are based on tests in which engineers run the tyre at 6.2 mph steps, in 10 minute increments, until the required speed has been met.

It is very important that you check your speed rating before buying tyres.

Tyre Speed Rating Table

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Speed Rating

Mile/Hour

Kilometers/Hour

Speed Rating

Miles/Hour

Kilometers/Hour

N

87

140

U

124

200

P

93

150

H

130

210

Q

99

160

V

149

240

R

106

170

Z

150+

240+

S

112

180

W

168

270

T

118

190

Y

186

300

If you still have questions regarding speed ratings, do not hesitate to call our team of tyre experts.

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