Understanding Tyres

About your tyre sidewall markings & measurements, and our selection of tyre manufacturers.

Tyre Sidewall Markings:

Make sure you have the right tyres by understanding what all those letters and numbers mean around the sidewall! Tyre sidewall markings help you to identify, purchase and correctly maintain your tyres. Initially they were only used to help identify the manufacturer or brand of tyre. Over the years, Government legislation has demanded safety markings be posted in order to help buyers know they are getting a legal tyre.

Essential markings include make, size and type (including recommended inflation pressure and direction of rotation). Over the years, additional markings have been added in order to respect the requirements of legislation in the principal areas where UK tyres are used: UK, USA, Australia and Europe.

We’ve put together a helpful diagram (below) to show how to read even the busiest of tyre sidewalls. When searching our site for alloy wheels by vehicle, you will also be presented with a range of suitable tyres based on dimensions and load rating.

Tyre Sidewall Markings

Our Tyre Brands:

We work closely with some of Europe’s largest tyre distributors to give access to the widest range of budget, economy and premium branded tyre brands. With our network of suppliers, we can often get wheel & tyre packages fitted, balanced and dispatched to you in under 3 days. Our brands include:

Bridgestone Tyres


Firestone Tyres


Maxxis Tyres


Continental Tyres


Goodyear Tyres


Michelin Tyres


Dunlop Tyres


Jinyu Tyres


Nankang Tyres


Falken Tyres


Matador Tyres


Yokohama Tyres


When ordering wheels and tyres from Wheelwright, you can be assured you are receiving a quality product. Our team of qualified, highly trained tyre fitters work to ensure your tyres are mounted properly, inflated correctly and suitably balanced, using computer aided digital precision. Did you know we can also add TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring system) sensors/valves to your order to ensure full funtionality of your TPMS is retained when fitting a new wheel and tyre unit to your vehicle. Why not build your wheel and tyre package and see the options we have available for your vehicle?

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