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Mixing Summer and All Season Tyres
I know that one is not supposed to mix summer and winter tyres. But how about summer and all season ones? I have a Citroen Xsara Picasso 2.0 HDI (excellent car by the way) with nearly new Continental EcoContact 3 on the rear and about half worn Firestone FZ300 on the front and these will be up for replacement next. Can I safely put Vredestein Quatrac 3 tyres or similar on just the front?

Asked on 17 December 2010 by simonhickie

Answered by Honest John
No. Don't mix them. All weather on all wheels or not at all.
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