Occasionally I get requests for tires that are “one size bigger.” To some drivers, bigger means wider, to others (usually 4WD truck owners) it means taller in overall diameter. Some cars and trucks can fit a larger tire in the wheel well than the Original Equipment…some cars cannot.
When a manufacturer like Mazda builds a base model coupe it is typically equipped with a smaller base model tire. But when they introduce a special edition sports model the manufacturer will likely install a larger tire with a higher speed rating. In this instance, it is less likely that a larger tire will fit on the sports model as it is already upgraded from the factory.
Year in, year out we are constantly measuring new car models to see just what will fit. We can help you find the perfect tires for your car.
Drivers of 4x4 trucks are always on the lookout for taller tires to "fill up the wheel well." Again, we can help you with what will fit without rubbing the fender at full lock turn.
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