There is something to what he said. Each brand of tire will have slightly different handling characteristics so that is why the recommendation is not to do so. Folks have for eons and will probably continue to do so. Other than snow tires on the rear of my rear wheel drive cars decades ago I have never since mixed tire brands and will never do so. Even tires of the same brand but different models may have different handling characteristics.
I second that! And I have first hand experience. Let me find the thread I posted on it...be right backYou never ever run two different brand tires-on any car! That un heard of. Not safe!
I'm not arguing the point about mixed brands... but are you sure your TCS/ABS activation wasn't due to improper sizes?I second that! And I have first hand experience. Let me find the thread I posted on it...be right back
Here it is. I think the thread title says it all.
I was driving on dry pavement, curvy mountain road, normal speed. When I lightly applied the brakes going slightly downhill on a right hand corner, it felt like the anti lock braking activated (it had that kind of vibrating braking feel with the associated noise). There was some loss of...www.smartcarofamerica.com
I'm positive they were the factory size. As soon as I went back the the Conti's, all scaryness disappeared.I'm not arguing the point about mixed brands... but are you sure your TCS/ABS activation wasn't due to improper sizes?
I too, have a 2016 Passion and I regularly experience the sudden skidding your thread discusses... but I believe it is because the previous owner of my smart decided to put the same size tires (185/60 R15) on all four corners (they are the same brand).
My TCS kicks in most often on sweeping left handers, both coasting through and accelerating through, and you're right... it can scare the crap out of you. I've since learned I can anticipate it... but eventually a new set of properly staggered tire diameters will get the math equation back in line.
Where did this statement come from? My opinion, that is ridiculous!! Was told once only run Chevron gas in your motorcycle,everything else is crap. Well, the person that told me that had all the valves burnt at118k miles,I know because I bought her motorcycle! I gas up at Costco, still running at 147k miles!
I don't even know what you are responding to.Where did this statement come from? My opinion, that is ridiculous!!
response was to comments about tires. mixing brands etc. The "rant" you refer to is the wide range of comments, some of them with questionable merit! Example---all the comments about fuel tank size including misinformation from MB! The point I was trying to make----"CLEAR" is all kinds of opinions are on this site and many are uneducated guess work, some are accurate. Nothing like doing some testing---to measure a gas tank capacity and not rely on 3 or 4 different figures. I take note you are from California----the land of fruit and nuts. I was born there and have lived out there, so I have observed and do appreciate your comments.I don't even know what you are responding to.
Let alone the point you are trying to make... your rant goes from fuel to tires to...
And I say rant, because there are at least 8 exclamation points in your post.
Here in Arizona, Heat frequently makes tires unsafe because they rot before they wear out. Bought a new truck, one month later Michelin replaced all tires under warranty--sidewalls were all cracked due to weather. Truck was on dealers lot for about one year before I bought it. Don't know of any law regarding tire age,All tires here have a date code. A local tire dealer will tell you your tires are unsafe if they are over 4 yrs old---Discount Tire. Visual inspection is also a factor regarding heat damage.I run any combination of anything I can find cheap.
Shirley you drive according to the way the car feels at all times and it aint a racing car so adjust accordingly.
Is there a legal limit to tyre age in the States? In the UK and Europe it is not checked, any age tyre is good as long as the condition satisfies the legal requirements.