Tyre Markings

ZR Rated Tyres
ZR rated tyres simply denote a tyre with a speed rating of over 240km/h. Even if they are ZR rated, for example "265/45ZR20 104Y", the tyre is act...
Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 at 9:02 PM
Flange Shield / Rim Protectors - MFS, FSL
The flange shield or rim protector is a rubber bead on the outside edge of the tyre to protect the wheel/rim from being damaged from hitting the kerb. Diff...
Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 at 9:02 PM
Tube Type and Tubless Tyres - TT / TL Markings
TT or Tube Type tyres require an inner tube to be fitted during installation. TL or Tubeless tyres do not require any sort of inner tube. You will find mos...
Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 at 9:02 PM
Reinforced Tyres - RFD, XL, EL, RF
Reinforced tyres have been manufactured to operate under heavier loads. With regards to the tyre handling higher loads, this can mean both pure weight from ...
Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 at 9:02 PM
Run Flat Tyres - RFT, SSR, ROF, XRP
Run Flat Tyres are now original equipment to most higher end, German saloon and sports cars manufacturers such as Mercedes, Audi and BMW. These tyres...
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Styles of Tread Patterns
There are many types or styles of tyres that suit various needs, there is no one tyre that fits all unfortunately, but here is a guide to help you with your...
Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 at 9:02 PM
Types of Terrain Tyres for SUV's
SUV's/4x4's have three categories of tyres that can yield varying characteristics.   Highway Terrain (HT) (90% on-road/10% off-road): These...
Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 at 9:02 PM
Symmetrical, Asymmetrical and Unidirectional Tyres
Tyres can have varying tread designs to yield particular characteristics, there is three main categories for these patterns. Symmetrical: A consistent ...
Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 at 9:02 PM
Components of the Tyre Tread
Every tyre has a different tread pattern with various components which yield various benefits, from improved dry traction, to reduced aquaplaning.   ...
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