Users' questions

What is H or V rating on tires?

What is H or V rating on tires?

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.

How do you read a Bridgestone dot?

The DOT tire ID number can be found on at least one sidewall. This identifies the manufacturing location, tire size code, manufacturer’s code, and the week and year the tire was manufactured (for example, ‘0304’ means the third week in 2004). Make sure you enter each tire’s ID number if they are different.

Can I mix H and V-rated tyres?

We’d never recommended mixing tyres with different speed ratings on your vehicle. It’s safest to fit the same size and type of tyre, with the same speed rating, on all your wheels.

Do H or V-rated tires last longer?

But expect a little less ride comfort, lower performance in cold conditions and shorter tread life. Consumer Reports found that some H- and V-rated tires didn’t last as long as those rated for lower speeds, wearing out closer to 50,000 miles than 60,000 miles.

Should I replace all 4 tires or just 2?

It’s always best to replace all 4 tires at the same time. This is because all 4 tires spin independently of one another, and different tread depths and/or styles can cause them to spin at different speeds. That could potentially damage the drive train, and possibly affect an indirect TPMS system if the vehicle has one.

What speed rating do I need?

Tire Speed Rating Chart

Speed Symbol Maximum Speed Vehicle Type
T 118 mph Family Sedans & Vans
U 124 mph
H 130 mph Sport Sedans & Coupes
V 149 mph Sport Sedans, Coupes & Sports Cars

Can I put lower speed rated tires on my car?

The speed rating of tires can be increased for improved performance, but can never be decreased without reducing the vehicle top speed to that of the lower speed rating selected.