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What is the difference between H and V speed ratings on Toyota Avalon tires?

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H speed-rated tires are tested reliable at speeds up to 130mph, while V speed-rated tires are tested reliable at speeds up to 149 mph. Speed ratings are universal through all brands of tires.

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The five most common speed ratings for commercially produced tires are T, H, V, W and Z. T-rated tires are the lowest on the spectrum of the common speed ratings with a maximum speed of 118 mph and are most commonly found on family sedans and minivans. Z-rated tires, however, can mean two different things depending on the manufacturer of the tire. Z-rated tires represent either a maximum speed of more than 149 mph or a maximum speed of 186 mph.

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