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How to Accurately Find Your Tyre Size

How to Accurately Find Your Tyre Size

When it comes to ensuring your vehicle is running safely and efficiently, knowing how to find your tyre size and understand tyre codes is essential. The Mobile Tyre Team is dedicated to helping you navigate these details with ease, ensuring you make informed decisions about your tyre needs. Here’s a deeper dive into finding your tyre size and understanding the significance of tyre codes.

Check the Sidewall: The most reliable method to find your tyre size is by looking at the sidewall of your current tyres. Here you’ll find a series of numbers and letters, such as 225/45R17, where:

  • 225 indicates the tyre’s width in millimeters.
  • 45 is the aspect ratio, showing the height of the tyre sidewall as a percentage of the width.
  • R stands for radial construction.
  • 17 denotes the diameter of the wheel in inches that the tyre is designed to fit.

Vehicle’s Owner Manual: Your car’s manual should list the recommended tyre size(s) for your vehicle, offering a quick reference to ensure compatibility and performance.

Inside Your Door Jamb: Many vehicles have a sticker inside the driver’s door jamb that includes tyre size information along with recommended tyre pressure.

Understanding Tyre Codes

Beyond size, tyres feature codes that indicate more about their specific use and capabilities. Here’s what some of these codes mean:

  • Speed Rating: A letter from A to Z that corresponds to the maximum speed a tyre can safely handle. For example, “V” can handle up to 240 km/h (149 mph), while “W” is rated for up to 270 km/h (168 mph).
  • Load Index: A numerical code representing the maximum weight each tyre can support. A higher number indicates a higher weight capacity.
  • Run-Flat Tyres (RFT): These tyres are designed to keep running for a certain distance even after losing air pressure, allowing you to safely reach a service station or your home. They are marked with “RFT” or specific brand acronyms like “DSST” for Dunlop or “ZP” for Michelin.

Manufacturer-Specific Tyre Fitments

Many car manufacturers collaborate with tyre companies to develop tyres specifically optimized for their vehicles, which are indicated by special codes:

  • MO (Mercedes Original): Tyres designed specifically for Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
  • N0 – N6 (Porsche): Porsche-approved tyres, with each number indicating a different version or generation of tyre.
  • AO (Audi Original): Tyres created in partnership with Audi to ensure optimal compatibility and performance.

Why Knowing Your Tyre Size Matters

Your tyre size affects various aspects of driving, including:

  • Fuel efficiency: Properly sized tyres reduce rolling resistance, improving your vehicle’s fuel economy.
  • Safety: Correct tyre sizes are essential for maintaining traction, especially in adverse weather conditions.
  • Performance: Tyres that match your vehicle’s specifications enhance handling and braking performance.

When selecting the best tyres for your car, understanding the range of tyre specifications is crucial. These specifications impact your vehicle’s performance, safety, and fuel efficiency.

Why Choose Mobile Tyre Team

At Mobile Tyre Team, we offer a wide range of services to ensure your vehicle is equipped with the perfect tyres for your driving needs:

  • Emergency Tyre Replacement: Quick response for blowouts, potholes, curb hits, and more.
  • Comprehensive Tyre Inventory: Over 70,000 tyres available, including all brands, types, and sizes for every budget.
  • Specialized Equipment: We’re equipped for all vehicles, from compact cars to luxury and electric vehicles, with tools like Porsche centre lock wrenches and low-profile jacks.
  • Mobile Service: We come to you, whether you’re on the motorway, at home, or work, with an average response time of 30-60 minutes.
  • Expertise and Quality: Our skilled technicians use advanced equipment for accurate fitting, ensuring top-notch service backed by our 5-star Google reviews.

Mobile Tyre Team: Your Partner in Tyre Management

The Mobile Tyre Team not only assists you in finding the right tyre size and understanding the complexities of tyre codes but also offers a comprehensive range of services to meet all your tyre needs. From emergency replacements and routine checks to fitting tyres that match your vehicle’s specifications and driving requirements, we cover it all. With over 70,000 tyres available, including all major brands and types, we ensure you find the perfect match for your vehicle, whether it’s for daily commuting, performance driving, or anything in between.

Ready to Assist

Whether you need to find the right tyre size, understand tyre codes, or require emergency tyre services, the Mobile Tyre Team is here to help. Our expertise, quick response times, and commitment to customer satisfaction make us the go-to solution for all your tyre needs in London and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to experience hassle-free tyre services tailored to your specific requirements.

With a vast inventory, expert knowledge, and a passion for customer service, the Mobile Tyre Team ensures your vehicle is equipped with the perfect tyres to keep you safe and enhance your driving experience.


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Are you in a bind with a flat tyre on the road? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Our mobile tyre fitting service is available for emergency call-outs, and we’ll come to you wherever you are in London. No more waiting for a tow truck or risking your safety on the roadside.

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We also offer convenient tyre changes for those who just can’t seem to find the time or means to visit a tyre shop. Whether you’re at work, home, or anywhere else, we’ll bring the best tyre brands to you and fit them on the spot. No fuss, no hassle, no hidden fees.

We stock all sizes of all tyres. Ready to serve you whenever you need.

We specialise in a range of high-end brands, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Bentley, and Mercedes, ensuring precise fitting and exceptional service. 
Our skilled fitters bring the convenience of professional tyre fitting directly to you, setting the standard in quality and expertise.

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Misha AnikstMisha Anikst
14:15 13 Apr 24
Very professional, efficient and friendly service. Strongly recommended
Suzi LynchSuzi Lynch
13:40 26 Mar 24
I was literally the proverbial damsel in distress this morning when one of my tyres deflated fully when I tried to top it up and then wouldn’t inflate at all… someone suggested I call these guys and I am blown away by how quickly they arrived, how lovely and supportive they were and that I was back in the road again so quickly. Amazing service! Thank you so much!! 🤩
Katie PowerKatie Power
10:42 25 Mar 24
Cannot credit this company enough for going above and beyond to help my poor mum who was stranded in London, he stayed to help her more than he needed to, and was very kind and warm in the process. The tyre was changed so quickly too. Highly recommend, thanks for being so great.
Ramsay HakimRamsay Hakim
17:54 13 Mar 24
Very efficient company, attended within 2 hours and job was swiftly carried out
Alan KingAlan King
12:57 11 Mar 24
Brilliant service ty but not my signature as it’s marked with an X you as a company should be careful about this make sure the customer signs it otherwise somebody else could forged their way through it but thanks lads
Matt ReayMatt Reay
08:00 06 Mar 24
Brilliant experience with Mobile Tyre Team today. Very helpful during the initial phone conversation and Ben gave me updates on his arrival time. He was quick and professional when replacing my tyre, making my nightmare day less stressful. I would definitely recommend using Mobile Tyre Team.
Simon HawkinsSimon Hawkins
10:23 02 Mar 24
After a frustrating Friday afternoon trying to find a tyre; holding on phones that weren't answered; being told they couldn't fit me in until the following week; that the tyre I needed wasn't in stock; and so on, I tried the Mobile Tyre Team.I wish I'd come here first.Phone answered promptly, politely and professionally with sound advice and expert knowledge. I knew right away I was in the right hands but what blew me away was that they could come to me and did so within a couple of hours. Couldn't have been quicker.The fitter was really fast and did a great job, cleaning everything up when he'd finished.First class service worth every penny.
Joshua DawoduJoshua Dawodu
00:50 26 Jan 24
Quick response and amazing service big thank you to Sahil who go to me in under an hour.
Dave SmithDave Smith
17:29 23 Jan 24
Quick response good and friendly serviceSahil did a good job
stuart donovanstuart donovan
15:22 21 Jan 24
Julie JohnsonJulie Johnson
21:01 19 Jan 24
Such a quick response within the hour as they said they would. Great job. Excellent value for money and cheaper than competitors
Mary Claire SeilerMary Claire Seiler
10:48 03 Dec 23
Excellent service. They answered the phone quickly, gave great information and an immediate quote with no forms to fill out.Communication was spot on and the engineer arrived at the time he said and then took less than 10 minutes to sort the tyre. Plus he checked all my other tyres and gave me some advice on my tyres.I don’t often leave reviews but these guys were great, it was definitely worth the money and I would highly recommend.
Robert AndersonRobert Anderson
10:28 03 Dec 23
What an excellent service by Ben, a true professional. Punctual and polite and very knowledgeable. He took his time to care for my van not just replace the tyres. I will definitely be using his services in the future. I spent 35 years in the motor trade and would have been proud of such a great natural talent working for me.
Susan VermaSusan Verma
20:50 02 Oct 23
Outstanding service from Jamil. Arrived within the timescales given. Helpful and friendly. Very efficient. I would use these guys again. Would recommend!! Excellent customer experience.
SmallGamesSmallGames
17:04 25 Jul 23
Very friendly and really fast at getting the job done would 100% recommend
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