Can you mix tyres on a Ford Focus?

I recently bought a Ford Focus, which has tyres of two different makes, totally different tread patterns, different wear and different load ratings (92 and 96) on the front axle. They say this is not illegal and quite acceptable for a front-wheel drive car. What is your view, please?

Asked on 7 November 2022 by Tim Steven

Answered by Lawrence Allan
We've encountered this before. Unfortunately, it is not a legal requirement to fit tyres of the same brand/tread pattern on all four corners of the car, and the car would almost certainly still pass an MoT, but it's something we'd advise changing in order to get the optimum handling/grip/noise levels on your car. It's something we always advise checking before purchasing the car.
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