What if my tires are different sizes?
Mismatched wheels will fit each tire differently causing uneven wear and tear. In addition, different sized wheels can lead to different sized tires which can be detrimental to your vehicle. The best case scenario is to buy the same original equipment wheels that came on your vehicle.
What happens if you put the wrong size tires on your car?
Effects of Wrong Size Tires Choosing too tall of a tire can result in a vehicle prone to rolling over, a dangerous concern for any driver. Tall tires may also rub against the inside of the wheel well. While not immediately problematic, this rubbing can lead to steering issues over time.
Can you have different size tires on front and back of car?
Long story short: Yes, it is a problem to have two tires of different sizes on the front (or back) of your car. Having two different-sized tires on the same axle is generally not a good thing. Sometimes, people choose to put larger tires on the rear axle of their vehicle for handling reasons, cosmetic reasons, etc.
Is it OK to have mismatched tires?
A car with mismatched front and back tires should still be usable, especially if it is a two wheel drive vehicle. If the tires are different sizes then they may also wear at different rates, and you’ll be shopping for new tires sooner than you think. Functionally, mismatched tires will wear out at different rates.
Do all 4 tires have to match?
The short answer is that, in general, manufacturers do not recommend tire mixing at all. That means having the same brand, size, tread pattern, load index, and speed rating on the front and rear tires. However, there are exceptions that can lead to mixing tire brands.
Can I put 2 different brands of tires on my car?
Primarily, you should avoid mixing different tire brands and different tread patterns. There are rare exceptions for approved mixed-tire fittings, but in general, manufacturers do not recommend tire mixing at all.
Can I use 215 65r16 instead of 225 60r16?
They’ll definitely fit alright… I even ran 215/60/16s (rather than standard 245/50/16s) on my factory 16×8 Firebird wheels in the winter without a problem.
How do you calculate tire size?
You can use our tire size calculator to find the tire size, or you can use a few formulas. sidewall = section width × (60 ÷ 100) diameter = (sidewall × 2) + rim diameter. Thus, the wheel diameter is equal to the section width in inches times the aspect ratio divided by one hundred, times two, plus the rim diameter.
How do you compare tire size?
To compare tire sizes, first select your vehicle stock tire size. Immediately available tire sizes that are with in plus or minus 3% variance will be displayed. Select the tire sizes to compare to your stock size and click ‘Compare Selected Sizes’. Tire diameter can vary slightly for each tire model.
What is the equivalent to 33 inch tires?
285/75/16 is the metric equivalent of a 33″ tire. So….. 16.831″ + 16″ wheel = 32.831″ approximate tire diameter. Although the 285/75/16 is usually the accepted metric size for 33’s, the actual diameter of the tire varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. 285’s actually vary in true diameter.
What is the standard tire size?
The average tire size will be between 16 to 18 inches, but a truck may have tires up to 20 inches. The first thing the tire shop will do is take the old tire(s) off your car and dispose of it properly.