Can you mix tire widths?

06/27/2020 Off By admin

Can you mix tire widths?

Different tire sizes, tire brands, and tire styles should never be mixed on the same axle. Tires of different sizes can be mounted on the front and rear axles if approved by the vehicle manufacturer.

What happens when you mix tire sizes?

Don’t mix a new tire on the same axle with a tire of a different size. This will cause balance, handling and wear issues.

Do tire sizes have to match exactly?

Width and diameter are the two factors that determine tire and rim compatibility. For diameter you’ll need to be sure that your tires and wheels are an exact match, e.g. a 215/65R17 tire will only fit on a 17″ diameter wheel. For example a tire size 285/35-19 has a tread width of 9.9″.

Will different size tires affect transmission?

Wrong size tires do not damage the transmission. Although ill-fitting tires do not directly impact the transmission, it does impact the overall performance of the vehicle. Wrong size tires can cause a safety hazard as well as cause structural damage to the vehicle.

Can you drive a car with different size tires?

If you continually use mismatched tires and wheels they will wear out unevenly and can cause problems later down the road. If you choose to drive your vehicle with mismatched wheels the same issues can result. Mismatched wheels will fit each tire differently causing uneven wear and tear.

Is it bad to have mismatched tires?

We advise against driving with mismatch wheels and tires. Mismatched wheels and tires can cause premature and uneven wear and tear on the new and remaining three wheels. Even replacing a single worn out tire with a new one, could mess with the handling of the vehicle because of the different tread depths.

How much wider is a 245 tire than a 235?

In selection width, there is a -10 or -4% difference between 245 mm old tire and 235 mm new tire.

Is it bad to put the wrong size tires on your car?

Unfortunately, altering the tire size of a vehicle without thorough and careful consideration is a decision that can really bite. Fitting the wrong tire size can cause damage to a vehicle, and is a real safety hazard as well.

Do you have to mix the sizes of your tires?

Yet, sometimes you may need to mix the sizes of the tires, or you may prefer to do so. When choosing to mix tires, you should adhere to the following guidelines for safety and performance. Consult with a trained tire sales professional about which tires can be safely mixed, taking into consideration the size of the tires currently on your vehicle.

How are the dimensions of a tire determined?

It is important that we understand tire geometry and be informed of the parameters that govern their performance. Tire sizes are defined by specifications such as the type, width, aspect ratio, speed rating, tire construction type, and service description.

What is the ratio of tire width to sidewall height?

In other words, it’s sidewall height divided by tire width. In this example, the aspect ratio is 65, meaning the sidewall is 65 percent as high as the tire is wide. To get the sidewall height, take the tire width of 215 mm and convert it to inches (8.46). Then multiply this by .65 and you get 5.5 inches, the sidewall height in inches.

Can you put two different tires on the rear axle?

In these instances, fit the higher-rated tires to the rear axle. If you are replacing only two tires on your vehicle, the new tires will probably have a deeper tread depth than the older tires. Mixing different tread depths is generally permissible. The tire industry recommends fitting the new tires onto the rear axle.