What do the tyre sizes mean?

Tyre Size Guide

Car tyre sizes are broken down into a combination of 3 numbers. The example in the image above is 205 / 55 R 16. The numbers relate to:

Tread Width – This is the width of your tyre. The wider the tyre, the more grip you will have on the road. Higher numbers are designed for cars that require more traction (performance and sports cars) or need to balance their load over a wider area (bigger cars and SUVs).

Tyre Profile – This is the width of the tyre wall. The smaller this number, the lower the profile of the tyre.

Rim Diameter – This is the size of your wheel. The bigger your wheel, the wider the inside of your tyre needs to be.

If you want help identifying the correct tyre size for your car, please call Express of Walton on 01932282182.

(For more information on tyre size guides, click here.)

Buying Tyres online