What is an M tire speed rating?

On the sidewall of every tire, you’ll find one of these speed rating codes: M — Up to 81 mph. N — Up to 87 mph. P — Up to 93 mph. Q — Up to 99 mph.

How fast is speed rating M?

to 81 mph

Speed Rating Maximum Speed
M Up to 81 mph
N Up to 87 mph
P Up to 93 mph
Q Up to 100 mph

Are tires rated for a certain speed?

A tire’s speed rating indicates the optimal speed that the tire can safely maintain over time. In short, it’s the fastest speed a tire can handle before it no longer performs as designed. The higher the speed rating, the better control and handling you’ll have at higher speeds.

What is an M and S rated tire?

The M+S rating means that a tire has better mud/snow traction than a summer tire, but it doesn’t really tell the whole story. An M+S rated tire will have better traction on packed snow or mud, but the rating doesn’t reflect traction for wet, soupy mud, slush, ice, fresh snow or even cold, dry pavement.

What does 100T mean on a tire?

Understanding Tire Load Index Just after the tire size are some more numbers, commonly 100T. The 100 is the tire’s load index, and in the case of 100, it means by itself a properly inflated tire can hold up 800 kilograms (1,764 lb.).

What does M’s mean on Michelin tires?

Mud and Snow
“M+S” generally means Mud and Snow for All-Season tires They have been specially designed to improve your car’s performance in moderate winter conditions.

What is the T rating on a tire?

118 mph
T-Rated Tires: This tire is often recommended for family sedans and vans. It’s rated for up to 118 mph.

What does t mean on tires?

temporary spare
An “LT” indicates a light-truck tire. A “T” means it’s a temporary spare. Some tires get a “Z” or an “F” attached to the radial indicator, denoting a Z-rated tire (see service description below) or a run-flat tire.