Extra load tyres can cause some confusion for motorists everywhere ? how do you know when you should be using them compared to normal tyres? Not only that, but you might have noticed there are few different types and this can make it even harder to make the right choice.
At Easywheels, not only do we provide you with a great selection of high quality tyres but we want to make sure that you choose the right options for your vehicle and situation. As such, we've compiled all the information you need to know about extra load tyres so that you'll know exactly what to look for when it's time to make a change
If you want more information about extra load tyres than what you find here, call the Easywheels team on 0333 9000 201 now.
Possibly the first thing you should know about these options is that the name is a bit misleading. It implies that by using these tyres you can carry more or support heavy vehicles but this is not necessarily the case in every situation.
You will find extra load tyres on a range of vehicles from road cars to commercial vehicles. This is often to ensure they can cope with the increased weight of the vehicle and if the manufacturer specifies that you should fit extra load tyres then you should always do so. In a number of cases, a number or range of numbers is given that allow you to choose the tyres that suit your needs best.
Extra load tyres can be identified easily on the sidewall of the tyre by one of three distinct markings:
These markings are interchangeable to an extent and for some brands, XL and RNF can mean the same thing so you should always look to clarify what vehicles or uses tyres with these markings have been designed for to ensure you get the best value out every purchase. Tyre specialists at Easywheels or the option's brand can often answer these questions the best.
There are some big differences between standard and extra load tyres that you should be aware of to make sure you choose the right options for your vehicle and needs.
A number of standard load tyres are also available as reinforced or extra load options from some of the biggest in the tyre manufacturing market. Making sure you choose the right options is important and to match the optimum conditions with extra load tyres you need increased air pressure and a higher load rating than the standard tyre equivalent.
Utilising different techniques, technologies, experiences and more, tyre brands have developed excellent extra load tyres that can cater for any environment and conditions you might face. Depending on your needs and vehicle, some brands or options may be better suited than others so make use of all the information available about a specific product before making a decision. Some of the brands we stock that produce extra load tyres are:
At Easywheels you'll find a huge range of standard and extra load tyres from brands sourced from around the world. This gives you the best choice possible and allows you to pick a brand you trust or work to any budget you have. Browse our selection, use our tyre finder or contact our team to find out more.
In the past there used to be a much bigger price gap between standard tyres and the extra load options you could choose, as well as a limited number of extra load products available. This has changed over the years and many of the most popular tyre options are now available in standard and extra load variants so you will always find what you are looking for. The gap in price has also been drastically lowered, making extra load tyres much more accessible than ever before.
While extra load tyres are still more expensive than standard tyres in most cases, it is not as big a jump as people might expect, despite all the work that goes into them but that doesn't mean you should make less effort to find the right ones. As with any tyre choice, taking into account all of the information and variables will give you the best value
You can browse our great range of high tyres here, as well as looking at individual brands and sizes to make sure you always choose the best extra load tyre for your situation.
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