Van and Trailer

Van and Trailer

Ply Rating

Ply: is the amount of layers of cord that make up the construction of the tyre. The majority of car tyre treads are either 3 or 4 ply, with extra load tyres having 5 plys. With 2 plys for the sidewall.

The confusing bit, Van and light truck tyres have 6 P.R. , 8 P.R. , and more which mean Ply Rating, this does not necessarily mean the amount of plys that are used to make the tyre, but an indication to the load carrying capacity of the tyre.


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