Purple, should we not only be fitting load and speed rating etc as per manufacturers homoligation specification, otherwise insurance is/could be void. I am aware of an ins clm that was refused due to maufacturers spec tyres not being fitted, ie speed rating in the case I know of
Thats a bit cheeky most of the time IMO. My car will do 158mph flat out, the tyre rating is fine for that, but im struggling to think of a tyre with a rating lower than the 70mph speed limit on public roads. Surely a tyre should be illegal to sell if it couldnt do 70mph, ergo all tyres should be legal within the max speed limit and thus insurable for road use.
Coming at this from another angle, does this mean that if I had a lovely Ford GT40 continuation with a top speed of 205mph and crashed at that speed on the motorway the insurance would happily pay out if it had the correct tyres?
I have no idea on tbe above situation, no desire to test the theory
, but am curious.