Does my Vauxhall Meriva need XL tyres?

What size Tyres does a Vauxhall Meriva have?

Vauxhall Meriva Tyre Options

The most popular sizes used regularly are: 195/65 R16. 205/55 R16. 225/45 R17.

Do I need XL Tyres on my car?

Therefore, if you are someone who frequently loads the vehicle with a heavier weight than usual, then XL tyres are a must-have for you. Moreover, if you frequently take your vehicle off-road, it is better to have an XL tyre than a standard tyre. XL tyres last longer and offer better grip in such conditions.

Can you mix XL and non XL Tyres?

Primarily, you should avoid mixing different tyre brands and different tread patterns. There are rare exceptions for approved mixed-tyre fittings, but in general, manufacturers do not recommend tyre mixing at all.

Can I use XL Tyres on my car?

Their carcass (basic structure) is especially robust and has a single layer of rubberised cord fabric. In combination with a higher tyre pressure, XL tyres have a greater load-bearing capacity and are particularly suitable for use with minibuses, off-road vehicles and SUVs.

What is the TYRE pressure for a Vauxhall Meriva?

Opel Meriva

Engine Tyre size Front pressure
1.4 185 60 R15 84T 35.0
1.4 195 65 R15 91H 33.0
1.4 205 45 R17 88H XL 35.0
1.4 205 50 R16 87H 35.0

What’s the difference between regular and XL tires?

XL tires are manufactured to withstand loads and weight pressures higher than that of Standard Load tires of the same size. Hence the name “Extra Load.” Because of this, they tend to be used in situations that require a higher load capacity or better tire safety.

What are XL tyres for?

A reinforced or XL (extra load) tyre is a specially reinforced tyre which carries heavier loads than tyres of the same size. These types of tyres are stronger and more hardwearing than standard tyres, and are often used for large vehicles that carry heavy loads or large family cars, such as 4x4s.

Why are all tyres XL?

Tyres with the XL marking have a greater load capacity, because the design makes it possible for higher air pressure to be maintained within the tyre. The maximum load permitted on a wheel is always related to the pressure.

What ply is an XL tire?


If you don’t see a Load Range or Ply Rating, you might find the letters P (passenger rated, which is 4-ply rated or lower), LT (light truck, which is 6-ply rated or higher), or XL (extra load is typically 4-ply rated with a higher-than-standard Load Index) stamped on the tires.

Can I use a tyre with a higher load rating?

Is it possible to fit tyres with a higher load index and a lower speed rating than my manufacturer recommends? Yes, you can fit tyres that have a higher load index and a lower speed rating.

What load rating tires do I need?

To roughly determine the load range capacity for each individual tire, take the vehicle’s gross weight and divide by four. If the vehicle gross weight is 4,500 pounds, each tire should be able to safely support at least 1,125 pounds.

Can you use a tire with a higher tire load index than the original?

It’s ok to go with a tire that has a higher load rating than the original tires; just be careful to avoid tires with a lower load rating than specified for your vehicle, even if they are less expensive. Saving a few bucks on tires is not worth risking an accident caused by tire failure.

What load rating wheels do I need?

The wheel load is determined by taking 50% of the heaviest axle rating of the vehicle (GAWR – gross axle weight rating). Example; if your heaviest axle weight rating is 3000 lbs then your wheel load requirement would be 1500 lbs.

What is maximum wheel load?

Concept: The maximum legal axle load of heavy vehicles plying on highways in India was earlier specified as 8.17 tonnes (8170 kg), the total wheel load on dual wheels on either end of the single rear axle being 4.085 t or 4085 kg (9,000 pounds). However, this legal load limit was later revised.