Contents

- 1 What is the speed rating on a tire?
- 2 What is H or V rating on tires?
- 3 Which is better T or H speed rating?
- 4 Can I mix V and W rated Tyres?
- 5 Does speed rating matter on tires?
- 6 Can I put a higher speed rated tire on my car?
- 7 What is an H-rated tire?
- 8 What does the W mean on tires?
- 9 How fast is speed rating T?
- 10 How important is speed rating on tires?
- 11 What does 102 mean on a tire?
- 12 Can I use H rated tires instead of T?
- 13 What is the difference between speed rating V and W?
- 14 What is the difference between V and W rated Tyres?

## What is the speed rating on a tire?

The tire speed rating is the maximum speed tires can safely carry a load (the original weight of your vehicle plus whatever’s in it) for a sustained amount of time in ideal conditions. The rating is molded on the tire sidewall, signified by a letter or two, usually after the load index number.

## What is H or V rating on tires?

Identification. H – rated tires are rated for a maximum speed of 130 mph. The V rating is the next rating faster, and V – rated tires are good to 149 mph. Both H – and V – rated tires are considered to be performance-touring tires.

## Which is better T or H speed rating?

H rated tires have stronger construction than T rated tires. The concern may not be speed although a Subaru can exceed 118 MPH hence those tires however it may be load rating of the tires. Lessor speed rated tires must be able to handle the listed load of your vehicle properly. Confirm this, a good tire shop will.

## Can I mix V and W rated Tyres?

However, for cars the fitting of a higher speed rating is fine. If you do choose a tyre with a higher speed rating though, we recommend that you match the tyres across the axels, avoiding having different speed ratings fitted on either side of the car. The only exception to this is a winter tyre.

## Does speed rating matter on tires?

The speed rating tells you the speed the tire can safely maintain over time. A higher speed rating usually means you will have better control and handling at higher speeds — and that the tire can take the extra heat. As a general rule, tires with higher speed ratings also handle better at slower speeds.

## Can I put a higher speed rated tire on my car?

Yes you can buy tires with equal or greater speed ratings than your original equipment tires. However, tire speed ratings make a difference not only in regards to speed, but in regards to ride comfort, wear, and cornering ability.

## What is an H-rated tire?

An H speed rating indicates the tire is approved for speeds up to 130 mph (210 km/ h ) under optimal conditions. An H speed rating is at the low end, or at the start of the performance tire speed ratings.

## What does the W mean on tires?

The letter W denotes the maximum speed rating, which translates 168 mph—not something intended for mom’s minivan. See our list of speed ratings below, which range from a low of “L” (just 75 mph for some off-road tires ) to a high of Y (186 mph).

## How fast is speed rating T?

Tire Speed Ratings Safety

Speed Rating | Maximum Speed |
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S | Up to 112 mph |

T | Up to 118 mph |

U | Up to 124 mph |

H | Up to 130 mph |

## How important is speed rating on tires?

The speed rating tells you the speed the tire can safely maintain over time. A higher speed rating usually means you will have better control and handling at higher speeds – and that the tire can take the extra heat. As a general rule, tires with higher speed ratings also handle better at slower speeds.

## What does 102 mean on a tire?

Tire Load Index Chart

Load- Carrying Capacity Index Ratings | ||
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99 | 100 | |

1 | 102 | 101 |

2 | 105 | 102 |

3 | 107 | 103 |

## Can I use H rated tires instead of T?

T rated tires will be just fine for your car. IMO an H rated tire is overkill for your vehicle anwyay. This isn’ t a vehicle that will be raced or do high speed chases for law enforcement or anything.

## What is the difference between speed rating V and W?

For tires with a maximum speed capability higher than 240 km/h (149 mph), a “ZR” may appear in the size designation. Tires with a maximum speed capability higher than 300 km/h (186 mph), require a “ZR” in the size designation. Tire Speed Rating Chart.

SPEED SYMBOLS | ||
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V | 240 | 149 |

W | 270 | 168 |

Y | 300 | 186 |

## What is the difference between V and W rated Tyres?

You will find it at the end of the tyre’s size (the list of numbers on the tyre’s sidewall) always represented by a letter and usually following a number – in the following example the tyre speed rating is ” V “. Confusingly, W – rated tyres are rated at a higher speed in excess of 168mph.