I keep having to replace tyres due to pothole damage - what wheels should I swap to?

I have 225/35 R19 wheels on my Skoda Octavia vRS. I've replaced four tyres since January at £150 each due to potholes. I’ve now been offered a swap to 225/40 R18 wheels. Would this help?

Asked on 2 August 2018 by Jonathan Lervy

Answered by Honest John
Would help a little bit. What I'd do is find the smallest wheels that will fit around the front brakes and fit them with deeper profile tyres. I checked and these are 17-inch wheels with 205/50 R17 89V tyres.
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