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Help > Tyres > Can I use tyre with a lower or higher load rating?

Can I use tyre with a lower or higher load rating?

The load rating is an important component of a tyre and as such we do not recommend moving to a lower load rating. In some cases your insurance can be rendered null and void if you select a load rating lower than is specified for your vehicle.

Can I use tyre with a higher load rating?

Yes, you can use a tyre with a higher load rating than what is specified for your vehicle. However, it is important to ensure that the higher load rating tyre is compatible with your vehicle's other specifications, such as rim size and speed rating.

Keep in mind that using a tyre with a higher load rating may result in a stiffer ride and decreased fuel efficiency.

Can I use tyre with a lower load rating?

It is not recommended to use a tyre with a lower load rating than what is specified for your vehicle. Doing so can compromise your safety and the performance of your vehicle.

The load rating of a tyre is determined by its ability to support the weight of your vehicle, and using a lower load rating tyre can lead to premature wear and even failure.

Does tyre load rating really matter?

Yes, tyre load rating is an important thing to consider when selecting the appropriate tyres for your vehicle.

The load rating indicates the maximum weight that the tyre can safely carry, and it is crucial to ensure that the load rating of your tyres is sufficient for the weight of your vehicle, passengers, and any extra weight you may be carrying.

If you are unsure – please consult your vehicle handbook and any applicable safety regulations to determine the appropriate load rating for your tyres.