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Tire Speed Rating
Tire speed rating chart
Below is a tire speed rating chart. The origin of tire speed rating chart is the Autobahn, a road in Germany without speed limit. The speed ratings
are indicated by an alphabatic letter. However, it is not in order. Letter H stands for "High performance" and therfore after the letter U. Below
is the rating chart that is consider by tire manufacturers.
Tires with higher speed rating provide better
Make sure to follow the owner's manual recommednations for tire pressure, and other info about your vehicle.
Buying new tires can be tricky; different prices and milage warranty. However, it is important to understand the real difference
between different tire models and brands. Tire speed rating is an important aspect that could affect price. Majority of brands
offer tires with a max that high for most drivers. Those who take their cars to the track should consider tire speed ratings chart
to avoid any accident from happening. Also, light truck owners should be aware of the tire speed rating index chart for their tires.
Light trucks are sometimes equipped with tires that has an L, which means that the maximum speed would be 75 mph. This sounds low
considering that speed limit for some HWYs in Texas are over 80 mph. Definitely check the speed rating as well load index for the
tires you are buying to be more informed of your vehicle, or tires, capabilities.