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.You're not serious, are you?
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.