Winter tires: 205/55 R16


Optimized for cold weather conditions of 7°C and below, winter tyres also feature treads that maximize grip and braking force on snow and ice.
They enhance grip in even the most severe winter weather conditions, including slush, snow, freezing rain and ice.
The colder the weather, the more effective the tyres: made from specially formulated tread rubber, winter tyres help you control your car on icy and snowy roads.
Strong traction: winter tyres have wide tread blocks and extra cuts in the tread called ‘sipes’. These provide extra bite to grip winter roads, hills and sharp corners, and remove build-ups of snow.

Tyre Guide

Your tyre knowledge should start with understanding the sidewall markings. A tyre's sidewall contains all the information you'll need to know about that tyre.

There are five key bits of information on the tyre’s sidewall:

The width of your tyre, in millimetres, measured from sidewall to sidewall.

This is the ratio of the tyre’s cross-section to its width, expressed as a percentage. An aspect ratio of 65, for example, indicates that the tyre’s height is 65% of its width.

The diameter (height) of the wheel in inches.

Your tyre’s load index relates to its maximum carrying capacity (in kg). You’ll find the load rating of your tyre on the sidewall, just to the right of the diameter.

For example, a tyre with a load index of 91 can carry 615kg of weight.

Load ratings and speed ratings should be looked at together when you buy a new tyre. Also remember to check your manufacturer’s recommendations.

The speed rating is the maximum speed for a tyre when it is correctly inflated and being used under load. The speed rating is the letter at the end of the sidewall, after the load index number. A tyre with a speed rating of V, for example, has a maximum speed of 240 km/h.