Tire Load Index

See How Much Your Tires Can Handle

What Is Tire Load Index?

Tire load index tells you how much weight your car can safely carry based on the correct tire size and pressure. It was calculated by the people who built your vehicle, and they know what they’re talking about! You can check your owner’s manual to figure out the recommended tire size and load rating, or you can check out the tires that came on your car when you got it. You’ll need to stick to that number (or higher) when it’s time to buy new tires for your ride.

Tire Load Index Chart

Load Index Load (lbs) Load Index Load (lbs) Load Index Load (lbs)
  0 99 50 419 100 1764
  1 102 51 430 101 1819
  2 105 52 441 102 1874
  3 107 53 454 103 1929
  4 110 54 467 104 1984
  5 114 55 481 105 2039
  6 117 56 494 106 2094
  7 120 57 507 107 2149
  8 123 58 520 108 2205
  9 128 59 536 109 2271
  10 132 60 551 110 2337
  11 136 61 567 111 2403
  12 139 62 584 112 2469
  13 143 63 600 113 2535
  14 148 64 617 114 2601
  15 152 65 639 115 2679
  16 157 66 639 116 2756
  17 161 67 677 117 2833
  18 165 68 694 118 2910
  19 171 69 716 119 2998
  20 176 70 739 120 3086
  21 182 71 761 121 3197
  22 187 72 783 122 3307
  23 193 73 805 123 3417
  24 198 74 827 124 3527
  25 204 75 852 125 3638
  26 209 76 882 126 3748
  27 215 77 908 127 3858
  28 220 78 937 128 3968
  29 227 79 963 129 4079
  30 234 80 992 130 4189
  31 240 81 1019 131 4289
  32 247 82 1047 132 4409
  33 254 83 1074 133 4541
  34 260 84 1102 134 4674
  35 267 85 1135 135 4806
  36 276 86 1168 136 4938
  37 282 87 1201 137 5071
  38 291 88 1235 138 5203
  39 300 89 1279 139 5357
  40 309 90 1323 140 5512
  41 320 91 1356 141 5677
  42 331 92 1389 142 5842
  43 342 93 1433 143 6008
  44 353 94 1477 144 6173
  45 364 95 1521 145 6393
  46 375 96 1565 146 6614
  47 386 97 1609 147 6779
  48 397 98 1653 148 6844
  49 408 99 1709 149 7165
        150 7385

Why Is Tire Load Index So Important?

Disaster can strike when you overload your tires, whether that’s in the form of gradual damage or a completely flat tire. Just think about what would happen if someone handed you a cardboard box and then started filling it up with bricks. At a certain point, your legs would buckle under the weight (and the bottom of the box would probably fall apart). When you put too much weight on your tires, they can wear down prematurely and even give out completely. Don’t risk it. Don’t overload your tires!

How Do I Use the Load Index Chart?

Use this Tire Load Index Chart to discover the load carrying capacity of your tires, or how much weight it can support safely.

Here’s an example. Let’s pretend your tire has a load index of 84. Using this chart, we find out that means it can support 1,102 pounds at maximum air pressure. Multiply that by four tires (4 tires x 1,102 lbs = 4,408 lbs) to find out your car’s maximum load carrying capacity. Never install tires with a lower carrying capacity than that! The factory installed tires that come on your car will have the proper tire load rating, so stick to that number or higher when it comes time to swap them out.

If you’re nervous about picking the right tires with the proper load index, rely on the experts at your nearest Wheel Works. You can put your calculator down. Schedule an appointment and they’ll make sure you have the safest, most reliable tires on your beloved vehicle!

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