Tire Maintenance - Speed  and Load

 

 
R 170 km/h (106 mph)  
T 190 km/h (118 mph)  
H 210 km/h (130 mph)  
V 240 km/h (149 mph)  
*W 270 km/h (168 mph)  
*Y  300 km/h (186 mph)  

 
* For tires having a maximum speed capability above 240km/h (149 mph), a "ZR" may
appear in the size designation.
 
While a speed symbol is an indication of the speed capability of the tire, we do not endorse the operation of any vehicle in an unsafe or unlawful manner.
 
Remember also that tire loading capacity decreases with speed as table below indicates:
 

Speed Capability of the vehicle (km/h) Speed Symbol H% Speed Symbol V% Speed Symbol W% Speed Symbol Y%
210 km/h / 130 MPH 100 100 100 100
220 km/h / 136 MPH  -  97 100 100
230 km/h / 143 MPH  -  94 100 100
240 km/h / 149 MPH  -  91 100 100
250 km/h / 155 MPH  -  - 95 100
260 km/h / 161 MPH  -  - 90 100
270 km/h / 168 MPH  -  - 85 100
280 km/h / 174 MPH  -  -  - 95
290 km/h / 180 MPH  -  -  - 90
300 km/h / 186 MPH  -  -  - 85