Reading tire speed codes

So apparently my 2019 Chevy Trax LT has Continental tires on it. And I finally realized the tires sport the H speed code or 130MPH. Nice! Now the 90 on the tire that’s the load rating. In essence 90 translates to 1326 pounds per tire The vehicle itself only weighs about a ton and and a half.

One thought on “Reading tire speed codes

  1. Tires are interesting. The ratings are something a lot of people never notice. When I was still running motorcycles I almost bought a set of tires that would have had a woefully poor load rating. Basically just me and my wife on the bike, without any of our gear, would have overloaded them.

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