Tyre load and speed rating

This page explains the load limit and speed rating for your vehicle's tyres.

The tyre load and speed rating are shown on the tyre sidewall as pictured below.

Tyre load and speed rating on tyre sidewall  

Tyre load index

Load indexLoad in kilograms per tyreLoad indexLoad in kilograms per tyre
6226563272
6428065290
6630067307
6831569325
7033571345
7235573365
7437575387
7640077412
7842579437
8045081462
8247583487
8450085515
8653087545
8856089580
9060091615
9263093650
9467095690
9671097730
9875099775
100800101825
102850103875
104900105925
106950107975
1081,0001091,030
1101,0601111,090
1121,1201131,150
1141,1801151,215
1161,2501171,285
1181,3201191,360
1201,4001211,450
1221,5001231,550
1241,6001251,650
1261,700  

Tyre speed rating 

Speed symbolSpeed in kilometres per hour (km/h)
J100
K110
L120
M130
N140
P150
Q160
R170
S180
T190
H210
V240
W270
Y300
VR210
ZR240

About inspections

Inspectors must check the speed and load rating of all tyres on the vehicle when doing a roadworthy check. 

Tyre ratings must meet the standards of the vehicle maker.

Vehicles with special tyres and wheels different to what was first provided by the vehicle manufacturer must have been approved by the technical advisory committee (TAC) and have a TAC certificate.

Last updated: 28 November 2017