How to read a tyre?

Tyre care information from Michelin

1. Energy Saver+ This denotes the name of the tyre.

2. 205/55/16 19V This is the size and characteristics of the tyre.

205 - This is the section width of the tyre. That means the overall width of the tyre in mm.

55 - This is the aspect ratio of the tyre. That is the sidewall height of the tyre as a percentage of the section width.

R - This means the tyre is of Radial construction.

16 - This is the Rim diameter in inches, e.g. 16" wheel.

91 - This is the load index, which is a code associated with the maximum load a tyre can carry.

V - This is the speed symbol, which relates to the maximum speed of use. 

3. Tubeless: This means the tyre requires no inner tube

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