The type of tyre required can vary with the type of vehicle to which it is fitted. The tyre size and service description can, to some extent, determine the type of tyre being fitted.
As the diversity in the different types of vehicles increases it becomes more important to ensure the correct type of tyre is fitted. A tyre will be designed to ensure it compliments the key characteristics of that type of vehicle with some of the different classifications being:
1) Compact class vehicles
2) Mid-sized and executive class vehicles
3) High Performance class vehicles
5) 4x4 and off road vehicles
6) MPV's and vans
7) Camper vans
8) Hybrid & electric vehicles
A tyre may also carry an OE markings which are used to identify the homologated tyres for vehicles and offer end-consumers an option when it comes to changing their tyres.
It is always adviseable to consult a tyre expert (tyre manufacture or reputable tyre dealer).
Examples of OE markings: