Click here to make a search

Load indexes and speed ratings

Load index

The load index can be found on the sidewall. It corresponds to the maximum load the tyre can handle

You can compare the load index with the following table to find out the the maximum load in Kg the tyre can handle

Each tyre must have a load capacity equal or superior to half the weight borne by the axle on which it is mounted. .


Load index Load (kg)
20 80
22 85
24 85
26 90
28 100
30 106
31 109
33 115
35 121
37 128
40 136
41 145
42 150
44 160
46 170
47 175
48 180
50 190
51 195
52 200
53 206
54 212
Load index Load (kg)
55 218
58 236
59 243
60 250
61 257
62 265
63 272
64 280
65 290
66 300
67 307
68 315
69 325
70 335
71 345
72 355
73 365
74 375
75 387
76 400
77 412
78 425
Load index Load (kg)
79 437
80 450
81 462
82 475
83 487
84 500
85 515
86 530
87 545
88 560
89 580
90 600
91 615
92 630
93 650
94 670
95 690
96 710
97 730
98 750
99 775
100 800
Load index Load (kg)
101 825
102 850
103 875
104 900
105 925
106 950
107 975
108 1000
109 1030
110 1060
111 1090
112 1120
113 1150
114 1180
115 1215
116 1250
117 1285
118 1320
119 1360
120 1400

Speed rating

The speed rating is indicated by a letter on the tyre sidewall. It corresponds to the maximum tyre driving speed.

Find out the letter on your tyre sidewall and refer to the table below to know the maximum speed your tyre can handle.


Speed rating Speed (km/h)
A1 5
A2 10
A3 15
A4 20
A5 25
A6 30
A7 35
A8 40
B 50
C 60
Speed rating Speed (km/h)
D 65
E 70
F 80
G 90
J 100
K 110
L 120
M 130
N 140
P 150
Speed rating Speed (km/h)
Q 160
R 170
S 180
T 190
U 200
H 210
V 240
ZR >240
W 270
Y 300

Warning!

You should never fit a tyre with a lower speed rating to the one of your car's original equipment. On the other hand, there is no problem about fitting a tyre with a higher speed rating.

Snow tyre specificities

You can mount snow tyres with a speed index one letter lower compared to your summer tyres For example, if your car drives on summer tyres with a V speed rating, you can fit snow tyres with an H speed rating.

What are ZR tyres ?

ZR indicates that the tyre can handle speeds superior to 149 MPH It includes the category W and Y. High performance tyres On you tyre sidewall, it is sometimes indicated by a Z marking.