tyretips

READING A SIDEWALL

Reading a tyre sidewall

Tyre sidewall markings include information that is important when assessing whether certain tyres are suitable for specific cars. Here we explain the most important markings. For assistance when choosing replacement tyres, contact your Toyo tyre dealer.

 

Tyre Brand

The tyre brand is also often, but not always the name of the tyre manufacturer.

Reading a tyre sidewall - Tyre Brand

 

Tyre Tread Pattern

The tread pattern can consist of a name, a number, a combination of letters and numbers or even a combination of a name and letters and numbers.

Reading a tyre sidewall - tyre pattern

 

Tyre Size and Service Description

These two markings are usually located next to each other. The service description is made up of two parts, a load index and a speed rating.

Reading a tyre sidewall - tyre size and service description 

Formula for calculating section height:
Overall diameter - rim diameter / 2

Formula for calculating aspect ratio or tyre profile:
Section height รท section width x 100 

To ensure suitability of a tyre construction type for your car, contact your Toyo tyre dealer.