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Can I have different tire brands on front and back wheels?

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Answer #1 | 28/12 2013 22:45
I have driven on 4 different tires. It may not be 'optimum' but it the tires are the same size , it will be good enough. You don't 'need' the same tires all the way around, but it is probably slightly better.
Answer #2 | 28/12 2013 22:58
the shop that told you " One shop says I need to have exactly same tires on my back and front wheels, " Dont ever go back to shop again . they were lying to you and they were doing it on purpose . For your driving use , all you need is for all the tires to be the same size .
Answer #3 | 28/12 2013 22:54
Your fine.
Answer #4 | 28/12 2013 22:51
Mixing "similar" tires can result in loss of control when you least expect it. Talk to any insurance adjuster about what happens when you mix tires. They can tell you some horror stories.
Answer #5 | 29/12 2013 00:11
The first shop is full of it. They're just trying to trick you into buying 4 new "same brand" tires. There is absolutely nothing wrong with doing that.
Answer #6 | 29/12 2013 01:05
First off, you are fine as long as your front tires are the same and your back tires are the same. However, if you had an AWD or 4x4 vehicle, I would say you need same on all 4. And I will explain; First off, the reason they say same, is because a tire is a circle... duh... right. However, if you think back to geometry, a larger circle when rolling, covers more ground than a smaller one per revolution. Now apply this to cars, axles specifically. If one side of an axle has a tire larger than the other side, the smaller side will have to spin faster than the bigger side to go the same speed.... won't work too well when both sides are connected in the middle, so something will break. But if your car is FWD, and you have same there but different in the back, then front is not connected to back, and won't break... but if you are AWD or 4x4... you'll need same all the way around. Now the reason they say same brand, not all brand of tire make the same exact sizes. Even though the size stamped on the tire might be the same, the actual measured size could be off by an inch between brands, and that is a lot at 65mph. One more point to make while talking tire size, if you get a flat on the front tire of your FWD car, make sure your 2 front tires are the same... donut on the back and move rear tire to the front.
Answer #7 | 01/01 2014 05:29
Drivers should avoid mixing tires with different tread patterns, internal ... This is one of the reasons that it is desirable to have all of a vehicle's tires wear out at the ... Sometimes vehicle design, the use of differently sized tires on front and rear ... best to drive on tires that are identical in every detail, including tire brand, model, ...
Answer #8 | 30/12 2013 01:44
Yes, no problem!
Answer #9 | 29/12 2013 16:38
There is the reason that ...if you noticed ...break discs are bigger on front wheels than on the back wheels . I would guess that is because there is more stopping power needed in front where heavy engine is so car would keep going straight if you step on the breaks heavy . So if you have softer tires on the front of the car there is a chance when you have to stop fast back wheels will get blocked as harder tires will slip on asphalt while front soft tires with better grip will keep spinning which will make your car go out of control . But that is like with insurance ..you keep paying it but you never get involved in accident so you might just be fine with different tires .
Answer #10 | 29/12 2013 01:29
Make sure they have the same size and speed rating. You should be fine.

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