Can you have different tyre profiles?
Mixing different tread patterns across the same axle is not allowed. The identical tyre model and tread pattern must be fitted for a single axle. You can, however, use different tyres on a separate axle – just as long as they too match each other.
Can I run two different sets of tires?
The short answer is that, in general, manufacturers do not recommend tire mixing at all. For optimal safety and performance, it is recommended that vehicles are fitted with the same tires to every wheel position on your car.
Can I use a different aspect ratio tire?
That said, the only dimensions you can change are the width and aspect ratio — never the wheel size, unless you buy replacement wheels — and you should always strive to keep the total height of the tire the same as the OEM. So, if you widen the tire, you may need to decrease the aspect ratio, and vice versa.
Can you run two different size tires on the same axle?
Having two different-sized tires on the same axle is generally not a good thing. If the diameter of the two tires is close, then the rolling radius is about the same, so in the short term, you probably won’t have any damage, but long term, you run the risk of messing up your car’s differential.
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. Tires wear out at different rates, and if one is more worn than the other, simply rotating the tires may be a possibility to prevent further wear.
Is it OK to have different tires front and back?
Drivers should avoid mixing tires with different tread patterns, internal constructions or sizes (unless front and rear staggered sizes are specified by the vehicle manufacture), and use identical tires on all of their vehicle’s wheel positions in order to maintain the best control and stability.
Is it OK to mix and match tires?
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.
Is it OK to 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.
Do tire sizes have to be exact?
How to make sure that rims will work with tires? 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.
What happens if you drive on two 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 mix match tires?
Mixing tires is a bad idea because tires are designed with different traction and handling properties. As such, tires are supposed to be installed as a set. Combining different types of tires with varying sizes, designs, and tread patterns will result in unpredictable and jittery vehicle handling and braking.
How important is it to have matching tires?
This makes maintaining the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tire inflation pressures and using “matched” tires on all wheel positions necessary procedures to reduce strain on the vehicle’s driveline. Using “matched” tires means all four tires are the same brand, design and tread depth.
Can mismatched tires cause transmission problems?
Yes, mismatched tires can cause transmission problems. It doesn’t matter whether you’re driving a two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive vehicle. What is this? Mismatched tires can cause a host of issues in the drivetrain, including the transmission.
Can I put higher profile tires on my car?
As a general rule of thumb, it’s safe to fit a tire up to 20 millimeters wider than stock on the original rim. The actual width of the tire will vary depending on the width of the rim: The tire will expand 5 millimeters for every half inch (12.5 millimeters) increase in rim width.
What happens if tires are not the same size?
Can I run 2 different size tires on a 4×4?
It should go without saying, but all wheel drive and four wheel drives vehicles should have the same tire size on all four wheels. Having different sizes on some four wheel and all wheel drive vehicles can actually do damage to the vehicle.