All tyres come with a speed markings to enable you to select the best tyre for your vehicle. Below we have created a table of all the common markings found on tyres

Tyre Marking | Tyre Characteristics |
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Speed Symbol N | For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 140 Kmh (88 Mph) |

Speed Symbol P | For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 150 Km/h (94 Mph) |

Speed Symbol Q | For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 160 Km/h (100 Mph) |

Speed Symbol R | For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 170 Km/h (106 Mph) |

Speed Symbol S | For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 180 Km/h (113 Mph) |

Speed Symbol T | For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 190 Km/h (119 Mph) |

Speed Symbol U | For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 200 Km/h (125 Mph) |

Speed Symbol H | For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 210 Km/h (130 Mph) |

Speed Symbol V | For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 240 Km/h (149 Mph) (e.g. 225.55 R 15 91V) |

Speed Symbol W | For vehicles having speed capability not exceeding 270 Km/h (167 Mph) (e.g. 225.60 R 15 96W) |

Speed Symbol Y | For vehicles having speed capability not exceeding 300 Km/h (186 Mph) (e.g. 275.40 R 18 94Y) |

Speed Category VR | For vehicles having speed capability over 210 Km/h (130 Mph) (e.g. 195.50 VR 15) |

Speed Category ZR | For vehicles with a speed capability over 240 Km/h (149 Mph) (e.g. 205.40 ZR 17) |

ZR+ Speed SymbolW | Tyres marked with both designations for vehicles with speed capability over 240 Km/h but not exceeding 270 Km/h |

ZR+ Speed SymbolY | Tyres marked with both designations for vehicles with speed capability over 240 Km/h but not exceeding 300 Km/h |