Can I fit 235/55/R17 tyres to my Volkswagen Passat?

I own a Volkswagen Passat Estate. My local tyre seller has said it is ok to fit 235/55/R17s and replace the existing 215/55/R17. Is he right?

Asked on 16 January 2023 by Ant Woo

Answered by Lawrence Allan
As long as the tyres actually fit on the rim in this instance then yes it should be fine, but 20mm is the maximum increase you should install. The wider tyres will sightly improve cornering accuracy and braking performance, but you may get more aquaplaning in the wet because of the increased surface area.
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