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What are extra load tyres?

Extra load tyres are designed to carry heavier loads than standard tyres of the same size.

They are typically marked with the letters "XL" or "EXTRA LOAD" on the sidewall.

What does extra load mean on tyres?

The extra load designation on tyres means that the tyre has been designed to carry a higher weight capacity than standard tyres of the same size.

This is made possible by using stronger materials, such as reinforced sidewalls and stronger belts, which help the tyre handle the additional weight.

Extra load tyres are a good option for vehicles that carry heavy loads - such as 4x4s or trucks, as they provide improved safety and stability.

They can also be a good choice for vehicles that are frequently used for towing.

Are extra load tyres better?

Whether or not extra load tyres are better depends on the specific needs of the vehicle and its intended use.

If the vehicle frequently carries heavy loads or tows heavy trailers, then extra load tyres may be a better choice than standard tyres.

However, if the vehicle is not used for heavy loads or towing, then standard tyres may be more appropriate. It's important to consult with a tyre professional to determine the best type of tyre for your specific vehicle and driving needs.