Some information about Tyres

Premium BrandsMedium BrandsEconomy tyres
Taj Tyres stocks all the leading tyre brands including Avon, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Firestone, Goodyear, Michelin and Pirelli. Premium brands are recommended for their long life and excellent performance.
Taj Tyres stocks the full range of the very well-respected Falken tyre brand in sizes suitable for the small mini types all the way through to the ultra high performance sports models.
Taj Tyres stocks a complete range of economy tyres to suit every budget. All fully guaranteed and meeting the very latest standards of workmanship.

Taj Tyres has a “no hidden extras” policy and all our tyre prices include: a new tubeless valve, wheel balance, old tyre environmental disposal charges, fitting and VAT.



Load index table

Load Index Kg Load Index Kg
65 290 87 545
66 300 88 560
67 307 89 580
68 315 90 600
69 325 91 615
70 335 92 630
71 345 93 650
72 355 94 670
73 365 95 690
74 375 96 710
75 387 97 730
76 400 98 750
77 412 99 775
78 425 100 800
79 437 101 825
80 450 102 850
81 462 103 875
82 475 104 900
83 487 105 925
84 500 106 950
85 515 107 975
86 530 108 1000

Speed symbol table

Speed Symbol Approx MPH Approx KPH
Q 99 160
R 106 170
S 112 180
T 118 190
H 130 210
V 150 240
ZR 150+ 240+
W 168 270
Y 186 300

Tyres and the Law


Wheel Alignment – Tracking

walignWe at Taj Tyres (Portswood branch) use the latest wheel alignment equipment incorporating laser technology to ensure perfect accuracy.

Alignment is important for road holding and problems can cause rapid and abnormal tyre wear and wear on steering components. Events such as hitting a kerb or driving through a pothole can result in misalignment. We recommend you have your alignment checked at least once a year.

As well as this you should have it checked if:

  • You notice abnormal tyre wear.
  • Your vehicle has recently experienced a violent shock, for example hit a pot hole or kerb.
  • The road holding of the vehicle is diminishing

Taj Tyres is happy to check the alignment on your vehicle and adjust the tracking in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications, thus ensuring you get the best possible mileage out of your tyres.

The benefits of accurate wheel alignment are as follows….

Reduced Tyre Wear
Improper alignment is a major cause of premature tyre wear. Over the years, a properly aligned vehicle can add thousands of miles to tyre life.

Improved Fuel Economy
Fuel economy increases as rolling resistance decreases. Total alignment sets all four-wheel parallel which, along with proper inflation, minimizes rolling resistance.

Better Handling
Does your car pull to one side? Is your steering wheel off-centre? Many handling problems can be corrected by total alignment. With all the system components aligned properly, road shock is more efficiently absorbed for a smoother ride.

Safer Driving
A suspension system inspection is part of our alignment procedure. This allows us to spot worn parts before they cause costly problems.