Understand a tyre
If you want to know more about your tyres, you need to decode what is written on its side.
What are the codes on the side of my tyres?
The first code indicates the size of the tyre and the second indicates the load and speed that it can operate up to. As you can see in more detail below
Load Index Rating
87 is an index of the maximum load carrying capacity per tyre at the speed designated by the speed symbol (87 = 545 kg).
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Speed Index Rating
The last letter indicates the maximum speed for the tyre at full load. V corresponds to a maximum speed of 240 km/h. This should generally be higher than your vehicle’s maximum speed. However, there are exceptions for winter tyres and exemptions in some countries. Be careful not to have tyres with a lower speed rating or load capacity (see above). Your car’s manual will provide more detail.