Motormaster's has a large stock of tyres in all shapes, sizes and brands - offering you an option for every budget.
If it so happens that the tyre you want is not in stock, we will order it in for you and notify you when it has arrived.
How to read a tyre
The sidewall markings mean the following things:
- 235 (Width): The width of the tyre in millimetres
- 55 (profile):Height of the tyre sidewalls as a percentage of the width
- R: (radial):This means the type of tyre. Other letters you may see are ZR
- 17: (Diameter): 17 is the diameter of the tyre’s inner rim. It is always expressed in inches. The number varies between 10 and 23 inches for passenger vehicle's.
- 99 (Load Index): This is an index of the maximum load carrying capacity per tyre at the speed designated by the speed symbol
- 5 (speed index): The last letter indicates the maximum speed for the tyre at full load. W corresponds to a maximum speed of 270 km/h. This should generally be higher than your vehicle's maximum speed, however, there are exceptions for winter tyres and exemptions in some countries.
FUEL EFFICIENCY: The fuel efficiency of a tyre will be displayed as a rating from A to G. Tyres rated “A” for fuel efficiency are the most efficient and tyres rated “G” are the least efficient. Using fuel efficient tyres will significantly reduce your car’s fuel consumption making it a lot cheaper to operate.
Wet Grip: The “wet grip” rating of a tyre tells you how quickly your car will come to a stop, when braking in wet weather. Like the fuel efficiency rating “wet grip” is displayed as a rating from A to G, with A being the highest grip and G being the lowest. A high wet grip rating means you can brake faster in dangerous situations - helping you avoid collisions and making your car safer to drive.
External Noise: The external noise rating of a car is displayed as a small icon indicating the degree to which the tyre meets any current and new EU tyre noise legislation.
The 3 sound waves on the diagram show the following;
- One wave: This tyre meets all current EU legislation and is at least 3dB below the permitted noise level in upcoming legislation (2012-2016).
- Two waves: This tyre’s noise level meets all current and upcoming EU requirements.
- Three waves: This tyre meets all current EU noise requirements