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Van Tyres

Huge UK stock of TYRES, TUBES, WHEELS & PUNCTURE PREVENTION goods ready for NEXT DAY DELIVERY to your door. Competitive prices, personal service and the ability to source any tyre on the market just for you. Same day MOBILE ON SITE FITTING and services such as FOAM FILLING are available for agricultural and industrial tyres. Browse using our tyre finder below, view our tyre guide for help, and phone 01159 940 900 or email the BIG TYRES TEAM with any queries you have.

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Reading Your Van Tyre Size

Van tyre sizes may be written in several ways on the tyre sidewall. Tyres which are small or Crossply tend to be written in Imperial notation with the Width first and the Rim last, such as 4.00-8 or 6.00-9. Sometimes the Height is also specified as the first number followed by an "X", for example in 16.5X6.50-8 and 18X8.00-10. Larger or Radial tyres normally have the newer metric notation, again with the width first and the rim last, for sizes like 145R10 and 165R13. Many of these sizes will also give the Profile, just after the Width and followed by a "/". Examples of sizes like this are 155/70R12 and 205/75R15.

Some caravan tyre sizes will be followed by a "C". This stands for Commercial rating, meaning that the tyre will carry far more than a car tyre of the same size. Not all manufacturers use this however, and some will use a Ply Rating or a Speed Load Index without a C to show that the tyre is suitable for a caravan.


Speed & Load Index for Van Tyres

Most modern van tyres have a speed and load index, sometimes known as a service index, stamped on the sidewall. A tyre's Speed Index is the maximum safe speed of the tyre; this is represented with a letter from the very slow (A1) to the very fast (Y and beyond). The Load Index is the maximum weight that the van tyres can safely support. This is represented by a number: the higher this number is the more weight the tyre can carry. It is imperative for the safety of the vehicle and its occupants that tyres with high enough Speed and Load Indexes are chosen. To find out more about Speed and Load Indexes and all other tyre markings, have a look at our Tyre Size Guide.


Ply Rating

A Ply Rating is a measure of a tyre's strength, indicating the maximum load that the van tyres can safely carry. Tyres with a higher ply rating carry more weight but cost more due to their superior construction and the extra materials used. The exact carrying capacity of van tyres can vary by axle, speed, pattern, pressure and manufacturer. Tyre manufacturers often provide detailed information: please check the Technical Link of a product or Contact Us for more information.


Popular VanTyre Brands

Shop for Compass Caravan tyres with Big Tyres!

The Compass range includes several budget options for trailers, vans and caravans.

Shop for Nankang Caravan tyres with Big Tyres!

Nankang is a mid-range brand producing several great tyres with the Commercial rating for trailers, vans and caravans.

Shop for Maxxis Caravan tyres with Big Tyres!

Also producing under the name CST, Maxxis manufacturer a wide range of tyres for various sectors including the very popular CR965 Trailermaxx for trailers, vans and caravans.



Tubed vs Tubeless Van Tyres

Tubed van tyres have a separate tube fitted inside which is often purchased separately to the tyre. Most van tyres however are tubeless. Tubeless tyres have their own inner liner which prevents leaks from the rim and minimises the damage done by punctures. Tubeless van tyres are more resistant to overheating, but air leakage can occur if the tyre has not been fitted properly or if the rims are old or damaged. Find Out More.