## What does 97w mean on a tire?

The letter W denotes the maximum speed rating, which translates 168 mph—not something intended for mom’s minivan. See our list of speed ratings below, which range from a low of “L” (just 75 mph for some off-road tires) to a high of Y (186 mph).

## What does V and W mean on tires?

Then, as more manufacturers came out with tires that could handle speeds in excess of 149 mph but still hit a maximum speed at some point, “V” became limited (149 mph instead of 149+ mph) and “W” and “Y” speed ratings were added to the chart.

**What is the difference between 97v and 97h?**

H-rated tires are rated for a maximum speed of 130 mph. The V rating is the next rating faster, and V-rated tires are good to 149 mph. Both H- and V-rated tires are considered to be performance-touring tires.

**What is the Y rating on a tire?**

186mph

A Y-speed rating on the tire is an indication that it is safe to use the tire for a vehicle with a top speed of 186mph, while (Y)-speed rating specifies that the tire is perfect for a vehicle with a top speed of 186mph.

### What does 89H mean on a tire?

For Example, above Tire size P215/65R15 89H Means Tires with higher ply ratings will generally start with “LT” which stands for “Light Truck”. This indicates the tire is an LT metric and will always have a Load Range indicated.

### What does 113s on a tire mean?

load rating

113 is the load rating, it means the tires can handle up to 2535 lbs. S is the speed index, which means the tires can go up to a speed of 112 mph.

**What does 95t mean on a tire?**

The T or H part of the code indicates the speed rating of the tires. A speed rating of T indicates that the tire can be safely driven up to 118 mph. A tire with an H rating has a higher limit — 130 mph — which means it can be safely driven faster than the tire with the 94T code.

**What is 265 70R17?**

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 265 millimeters. 70. This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 70%. In other words, your tire’s sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire’s tread) is 70% of the width.