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What is a Tyre Load Rating?

The load index capacity of a tyre dictates how much weight it can support.

It is critical that you consult your vehicle's owner's manual to determine the appropriate capacity for your vehicle. If you choose the wrong tyres, your insurance may be voided in some situations.


Where Can I See My Load Rating?

The load rating of your tyre will be found on the sidewall, just to the right of the diameter.

A tyre with a load index of 80, for instance, can support 450kg of weight.

When purchasing a new tyre, load ratings and speed ratings should be compared. Check the advice from the experts at your local Kwik Fit centre.

load index symbol on tyre sidewall


Find out the maximum load capability for your tyres:

Load RatingMax Load
65290kg
66300kg
67307kg
68315kg
69325kg
70335kg
71345kg
72355kg
73365kg
74375kg
75387kg
76400kg
77412kg
78425kg
79437kg
80450kg
81462kg
82475kg
83487kg
84500kg
85515kg
86530kg
87545kg
88560kg
89580kg
90600kg
91615kg
92630kg
93650kg
94670kg
95690kg
96710kg
97730kg
98750kg
99775kg
100800kg
101825kg
102850kg
103875kg
104900kg
105925kg
106950kg
107975kg
1081000kg


Why is Load Rating Important?

How much weight your tyres can safely support at maximum air pressure is determined by their load rating. If load rating is disregarded, it may lead to tyre failure, resulting in damage to your car or, in the case of an accident, injury to you and your passengers.

A tyre's casing and structure can be strained by being overloaded, leading to failure or a blowout. The edges of the tread might overheat from abnormal bending under large loads and start to separate from the tyre. In warmer locations where the roadways absorb heat, the sidewall cords might also start to unravel. Even after the heavy load has been lifted, the cords are likely to continue to deteriorate once they start to unravel.


Need some advice?

Contact your local Kwik Fit centre for a tonne of valuable advice if you're not sure if your car's tyres have the proper speed rating or if you have any other inquiries regarding car tyres. To make sure everything is in perfect working order, you can even schedule a free tyre inspection!



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