Jinyu 205/55 R16 Tyres



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Our mechanics at Terry Elsey Tyres in Malton have seen that the customers do not often have a proper idea about the engravings on the tyres.

Well, these engravings, called tyre markings, carry all the vital information about the features of that tyre. As a car owner, you should have a complete concept of what these tyres are all about.

Let’s take one of the most popular tyre manufacturing companies around, Jinyu Tyres, to study these engravings. Amongst our customers in Malton, the Jinyu 205/55 R16 tyre is one of the most sought-after choices. The two variants that come in this size, Jinyu Multiseason and Jinyu YH18, are for family vehicles. Our customers like them because of their quality and long service life that they offer.

Jinyu Multiseason is an all-season tyre. It has two models that fall inside the 205/55 R16 category. Both are rated to carry 670 Kg, but one is rated as H, meaning it can safely achieve speeds of 130.48 mph. The other one is rated V, safe for speeds of up to 149.12 mph.

YH18 205/55 R16 comes with only one speed rating; safe for speeds of up to 149.12 mph. YH18 can safely carry loads of up to 615 Kg.

Let’s discuss the rest of the markings.

Tyre markings explained

We will take the same example, Jinyu 205/55 R16 tyre, as a lot of Terry Elsey Tyres customers opt for this product.

205 represent the width of a tyre, measured in mm. So, Multiseason and YH18s are available in 205 mm width.

55 is the height of the sidewall represented as a percentage of the tyre width. In this case, its sidewall is 55% of the width of that tyre.

  • Pro tip – The smaller the sidewall height is, the better cornering grip you will have.

The letter R represents the construction of the tyre. In this case, it is a radial tyre.

16 is the size of the rim that this tyre will fit onto. A Jinyu 205/55 R16 tyre will go on a 16-inch rim.

Now that you know

Now that you understand what the number and letter on a tyre sidewall represent, you will be able to choose the best product for your vehicle with ease. Remember to visit Terry Elsey Tyres in Malton whenever you are looking for a set of new tyres or any related services. We are always here to help you.