Why choose El Sheikh? Because our first and foremost goal is to provide our customers with the best experience at El Sheikh tires and batteries. At Elsheikh, you can find all your car needs in one place from batteries to tires, and all within a price range that makes El Sheikh the most affordable vendor of car tires, batteries, and trims. One of our main goals at El Sheikh is providing our clients with the best service and guidance. Tires are a very wide topic and to choose the right tire, it’s best to take these points into consideration, the right tire size, speed rating, and how these two elements play a role in the performance of the car and the safety of its users.

What is Speed Rating?

No matter how fast or slow you drive, speed rating codes are a very important indicator of the tire’s stability. There is a very long list of speed ratings, but we’ll sum them up for you. In a previous article, we mentioned the 4 main tire indicators that can be found on the right side of the tire; for instance, 15/65/195mm and V, and the V stands for the speed rating. Each speed has a tire that suits it and enhances its performance, whilst keeping the driver safe by making the car more stable on whatever road it’s on. For instance, A8 or B are not suited for highroads or high speeds, and the list goes on to Y, with A1 as the lowest and it can endure less than 40Km/h and from A to H the endurance of the tires is still low, but at H the speed level is a bit higher and can endure above to 210Km/h. the most common ones are the H-rated tires, T-rated tires, and the ZR-rated tires. The H-rated are for common use, T-rated are mostly used in vans or family cars, whilst the ZR are used for sport cars and are above the Y-rated tires.

Speed Rating Chart

Speed Rating SymbolSpeed (mph)Speed (km/h)
A1-A8<25 mph<40 km/h
B31 mph50 km/h
C37 mph60 km/h
D40 mph65 km/h
E43 mph70 km/h
F50 mph80 km/h
G56 mph90 km/h
J62 mph100 km/h
K68 mph110 km/h
L75 mph120 km/h
M81 mph130 km/h
N87 mph140 km/h
P94 mph150 km/h
Q100 mph160 km/h
R106 mph170 km/h
S112 mph180 km/h
T118 mph190 km/h
U124 mph200 km/h
H130 mph210 km/h
V149 mph240 km/h
ZRAbove 168 mphAbove 270 km/h
W168 mph270 km/h
Y186 mph300 km/h
(Y)Above 186 mphAbove 300 km/h

Why are Speed Ratings Significant?

Speed ratings indicate how much heat the tire can endure and not following these guidelines can result in damaging the tire, slower response in the steering wheel, or problems with coming to a stop. These guidelines are set by the Society of Automotive Engineers Standards, by exposing the tires to controlled very high heat conditions which can reach up to 100 degrees for one hour. As we mentioned before, each road and each speed require a specific tire type and speed rating to ensure the safety of its users.

A Caring Service

El Sheikh provides with care all kinds of services in one place to save your time because we understand how time-consuming it can be to go to different places for the same service, and that’s why we have a team of specialists that will help you decide the right tire for your car and the right speed rating that works for you. Whether just a normal H or a sport ZR, your visit to El Sheikh will be time-worthy.