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Can you mix speed ratings on tyres?

It's not recommended to mix tyre speed ratings on your vehicle. Each tyre has a specific speed rating, and it's important to keep them consistent on all four wheels. Mixing different speed ratings can affect the handling, stability, and overall safety of your vehicle.

Can you put lower speed rating tyres on a car?

While it's technically possible to fit a tyre with a lower speed rating on your car, it's not advisable.

Doing so may affect your vehicle's handling, especially at high speeds. It can also compromise the safety of your car, as lower speed rating tyres are not designed to withstand the heat and pressure generated at higher speeds.

Can you put higher speed rating tyres on a car?

Yes, you can put higher speed rating tyres on your car, but it's important to make sure they are compatible with your vehicle's specifications.

It is best to speak with a professional tyre fitter or manufacturer to determine the appropriate size and rating for your car. However, fitting higher speed rating tyres may result in a stiffer and less comfortable ride, as well as increased noise levels.