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Yesterday I fitted four new CrossClimate tyres to my Volkswagen Golf SV. The original tyres were rated at H. The fitter had fitted three H and one V rated tyre. Today, the tyre alarm went off after 30...
I am about to buy new tyres for my car but the one thing I am a little confused about is the end letter H or V etc. It is slightly cheaper by a few pounds to get the H. I don't go over 80 miles an hour...
What are the insurance implications if you change tyres for those with a different speed rating. For example you go for 91H XL tyres instead of 94V or W XL tyres? Many winter tyres appear to come in lower...
I have a 2008 Mercedes CLS which has 245/40/18 tyres. I fitted Michelin Primacy 3's to my previous E-Class which lasted well and were good on fuel but they don't make them for this tyre size. Goodyear...
Do tyre speed ratings have any meaning in this country? The rating for my vehicle is H (up to a sustained speed of 130mph) Could I save myself some money by buying T rated tyres (up to 118mph)? Would...
I'm going to follow your advice and use one of the firms you recommended for a set of rims and cold-weather tyres for next winter. But I am confused about sizes and speed ratings. Clearly I have to use...
Unsurprisingly, I am again finding that summer tyres and ice don't mix. However, I am too lazy to want to swap between summer and winter tyres twice a year. If I were in North America, I would have options...
My Volvo XC70 AWD (current model) is fitted with Pirelli Scorpion Zero 235/55 17 99V tyres all round. The rear pair are worn down to 2mm and need replacing. Is there any reason why I should not fit tyres...
My local tyre dealer says that we don't need to fit higher than a T82-rated tyre to our average family cars (Astra hatchback 1.4, Primera hatchback 1.8 and Rover 200 1.4) as long as we don't go above the...
I recently had the rear tyres replaced on my 2003 E39 BMW 5 Series 2.5SE (not runflats). The garage recommended Dunlop Sport3000 instead of the original fit Pirelli. The speed rating is W which is well...
 

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