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What is load rating?

The load capacity of a tyre determines what weight each tyre is able to carry.

It is vital that you check with your vehicle handbook as to what capacity should be put on your car. In some cases your insurance can become void if you select the incorrect tyres.

The load rating is generally found after the diameter reading and before the speed rating on the sidewall marking:

Load Rating Explained


Tyre Load Rating Table

The following table shows the weight that each index specification is able to carry:

Tyre Load Ratings