‚Äč
Formula One Autocentres reviews

What people are saying about us...

Jul 30, 2016

This is my third visit with 3 different vehicles in the past 3 months. Eachrime the service is very good and efficient. Given the good price point and quality of service I will not hesitate visiting again and also recommending to all Lichfield

Jul 30, 2016

Great service all round. Would keep on using formula one. Very competitive rate. Portsmouth

Jul 30, 2016

Great customer service. . Prices are competitive but I find them slightly greater in the spectrum. Slough
and there's more...
  • Formula One Autocentres on Twitter

How to check your Tyre Size

Back to Tyre Search

Finding your tyre size

Identifying your tyre size is quick and easy. You can find this information on the sidewall of your tyre, as seen in the below image:

  • 205
  • 55
  • 16
  • H

This information lists the size and specification of your tyre, as well as ensuring it complies with European safety standards.

What each code section stands for:

This code is a breakdown of four key factors when determining tyre size and type:

Width - The width of the tyre in millimetres.

Profile - The height of the tyre sidewall as a percentage of the tyre width

Rim Size - The diameter of the tyres inner rim, in inches.

Speed Rating - The maximum recommended speed for the tyre at full load.

For example, a tyre with the code 205 / 55 R16 79H would have a tyre width of 205 millimetres, a sidewall height of 55% of the width, a 16 inch inner rim size and a speed rating of H.

We have made buying tyres online with Formula One Autocentres as straightforward as possible through our Registration Tyre Search System. This automatically identifies the Manufacturer's standard tyre size for your vehicle.

Always check your existing tyres.

If your existing tyre size differs from the one displayed, simply update the relevant details and click GO.

Important note:

Some manufacturers specify different front and rear tyre sizes. Please check the size of tyre you want to replace before ordering.

How to check tyre tread

Most tyres have a tread wear indicator located on the inner groove of the tread. It is important to check the whole tyre meets this minimum marker, as any part of the tyre tread that does not meet this marker may result in your tyre being illegal.

Legal Requirements

Current UK Legislations require a minimum tyre tread of 1.6mm by law. The penalty for breaching this is a fine of up to £2500 and 3 penalty points per tyre. Formula One Autocentres recommend checking your tyres on a weekly basis to ensure tyre pressure and tread meet legal requirements, as well as checking for any damage - as this also can result in your tyre being deemed illegal. If you have any concerns that your tyre(s) may be illegal please call your local Formula One Autocentre - we will be happy to take a look.

Back to Tyre Search