Your tyres need to have the correct dimension

Buying new tyres isn’t just getting some tyres that you think look ok. You need to make sure that they are suitable for the usage you want, and you need to make sure that the tyres are of the correct dimension recommended for your vehicle. If you select tyres like 205/55R16 summer tyres, you should know that they are for a smaller passenger car and not for a large SUV, where you might then need 265/75R16 summer tyres. The first number represents the width of the tyres, and larger and heavier vehicles will have wider tyres to distribute the weight over a larger contact area.

If you change the dimension, you will alter the performance of the vehicle. The vehicle will not perform as intended, and you might also change the reading of key instruments to show the incorrect information. This is especially true for the odometer and the speedometer. Check with tyre retail experts before you intentionally change the dimension and see if you can then compensate with a different rims size to keep the intended wheel diameter constant.

Tyres are crucial for safety, and you also need to make sure that you have the correct tyres for the correct season. Tyre maintenance includes proper tyre rotation, checking the tyres for damages, and ensuring that the tyres aren’t worn out and have a tread depth above the minimum acceptable level and have the correct tyre pressure.

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