Should new tyres be fitted to the front or rear?

I need two tyres for a Honda Jazz ES+. It has 185/55/16 Continental Premium Contact fitted at present. What would you recommend I should consider? Should new tyres be fitted front or rear?

Asked on 16 September 2019 by hlt3012

Answered by Honest John
Michelin Cross Climate, Continental AllSeason Contact, Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons and Pirelli Scorpion Verde all-season are worth looking at. As well as being safer in winter, these tyres are more compliant so give a better ride, give better steering feel and are quieter. But in my opinion, they need to be fitted to all four wheels or the disparity between ends could have you slipping off the road in the snow.

Check Tyres On The Drive (bit.ly/2ZlEVaR) and Blackcircles.com (bit.ly/2JM6bqG) for sizes and prices and read our Tyre Buying Guide (bit.ly/2wsFHBU)
Similar questions
A recently purchased Fiesta has continental tyres except the near side front which is a goodyear with a similar tread pattern. Is this acceptable?
I just purchased four new tyres today. The date on the tyres is 1623. Should I go back and ask for 2024 tyres to be put on?
I currently drive a Volvo XC60 2020 with 27,000 miles It is fitted with Pirreli P Zero tyres, they wear evenly but I only get 15000 miles out of the front tyres and the back ones are still the original...
Related models
Unrivalled practicality and versatility. Plenty of room for four adults to travel in comfort. Surprisingly fun to drive, especially 1.5 i-VTEC Sport.
 

Value my car

Save £75 on Warranty using code HJ75

with MotorEasy

Get a warranty quote

Save 12% on GAP Insurance

Use HJ21 to save on an ALA policy

See offer