225/50/15 Car and Truck Tyres

Quality 225 50r15 tyres

When you buy yourself a nice new set of mag or alloy rims, you probably want some fresh new tyres to go with them. Many smaller cars require tyres that are around the 15-inch size, however, there are other measurements to consider too. These tyres are 225mm wide, so they’ll be perfect for a wide range of vehicles. With something for every car and every budget, eBay is the first place you should look for tyres!

Understanding tyre sizing

If you don’t know a great deal about cars, it’s likely you’ve never had to worry too much about tyre sizing. You take the car to a tyre dealer and they sort everything out for you. However, it never hurts to know what all the numbers mean. You might have seen numbers before that almost look like a code. For example, 255 60r15 or 285 70r17. Here’s all you need to know about tyre sizing, and what all those numbers and letters mean. We’ll use these 225/50/r15 tyres as an example.

  • 225: The width of the tyres, measured in millimetres.
  • 50: This is the aspect ratio of the tyre’s section height vs section width. As you can see, the height of these tyres is 50% of the tyre’s width. As such, they’re 112.5mm in height.
  • R: This indicates that the tyre has a radial ply construction.
  • 15: The final number is the most important – the diameter of the wheel rim. If you buy tyres that don’t match the size of your rims, they won’t fit.

Tyre sizing also often includes a letter such as S, T, H, or V. This indicates the maximum recommended speed you should travel on the tyres, and there is also a load index included sometimes that tells you how much weight they can bear.

 Great brands to choose from

Got a particular brand you love? eBay has some excellent brands such as:

  • Mickey Thompson
  • Nankang
  • Vitour
  • Yokohama
  • Kenda
  • Toyo
  • Pirelli
  • Plus, many more

If you look carefully, you might even find some tyres in your local area where fitting is included. How easy is that?