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Ever Wondered What Do Those Numbers On Side Of Tires Mean? Here's The Answer



You all must have seen the numbers on the side of tires. So what does those numbers mean? Read to know more...

#7 Introduction

#7 Introduction

Whenever I look at any Tyre, I couldn't help but notice those a few numbers and alphabets mentioned on them. So what are they? What do they mean? Well, we are as curious as you are. So lets solve the yet unsolved mystery. The alphanumeric that you see on a Tyre is actually a code that you should also know about. Once you know, tell your family and friends about it too. Check out further pages to know in detail the exact meaning of all these codes.

#6 Type

#6 Type

Lets start with the Letter that you see on the Tyre. First letter usually indicates the tire class. As LT means Light Truck and designates that the tyre is suitable for small payload trucks. Same way tyres for passenger cars are allotted the letter "P". So now you know what the first letter on your Tyre represents. What about the rest? what do they signify? Check out further to know the rest.

#5 Section Width Tread(mm)

#5 Section Width Tread(mm)

Moving on. SO what comes next? Is it the 3 digit code? What exactly is that? Next three digits account for the section width of the tyre. Section width is basically the width of the tyre from one side wall to the other. Now you didn't know that, did you? Check out more, much more than this on the next page...

#4 Aspect Ratio

#4 Aspect Ratio

So what is up next? Something that you didn't really think of! Those 2 numbers actually tells you about the height of the side wall. An aspect ratio for example of 45 means that the side wall height is 45% of the section width. Wow, now that is some information!!!Isn't it?

#3 Construction

#3 Construction

Now, between all this comes a letter. What does it signifies? This letter denotes the construction. If it is R it means radian which means layers of fabric run radially across the tyre. This is so cool!!! I will totally observe all this on my car tyres tonight!

#2 Wheel Diameter

#2 Wheel Diameter

The next thing you see on a tyre is a number. This number is designated for the wheel diameter, which is usually given in inches. So if you ever wanted to know the diameter of the tyres of your car, you know where to look now. This is turning out to be so interesting now.

#1 Other Codes

#1 Other Codes

The other codes that are scripted on a tyre are actually
Speed Rating
Load Index,
US Department of Transportation Markings,
Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) Marking etc...

Now this is indeed brilliant, isn't it??? None of us actually knew about all this, but now onwards, we do. So go out and educate your friends also about this!!!Kudos!



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