Tyre Markings – The Tyre Sidewall
Ratio of the height of the tyre’s cross-section to its width. 65 means that the height is equal to 65% of the tyre’s width.
This tells you how the tyre was put together. The “R” stands for radial, which means that the body ply cords. These cords are layers of fabric that make up the body of the tyre, and run radially across the tyre from bead to bead. A “B” indicates the tire is of bias construction, meaning that the body ply cords run diagonally across the tyre from bead to bead, with the ply layers alternating in direction to reinforce one another.
The width of the wheel from one end to the other. The diameter of this wheel is 15 inches.
Indicates the maximum load in pounds that a tyre can support when properly inflated. You will also find the maximum load in pounds and in kilograms elsewhere on the tyre sidewall.
Shows the maximum service speed for a tyre. H means that the tyre has a maximum service speed of 130 mph. Please note that this rating relates only to tyre speed capability, and is NOT a recommendation to exceed legally posted speed limits; always drive within the legal speed limits.