Is your car your pride and joy, or are you ready for a change? Let us know and you could win a £300 John Lewis voucher | No thanks
Ask a Question

Will fitting slightly smaller winter tyres on my car affect it?

I have some wheels from my 2006 Nissan X-Trail - 215/60 R17 with winter tyres that I swap on and off. My new 2014 X-Trail has 225/55 R18. There's a small difference in the size but does it matter (especially if it's the rear wheels)

Asked on by

If the X-Trail is 4WD then all of the wheels and tyres need to be the same size and type and within 2mm of the same amount of wear otherwise this will throw the AWD system into confusion and will damage it. Also, never ever, put cold weather or all weather tyres only on the driven wheels of a car. They must be fitted to all four wheels otherwise, in extreme conditions, the car could come off the road.
Similar questions
I have a 2015 2WD Nissan X-Trail n-Tec on 19 inch rims. I will be driving round the UK and want to improve winter driving safety. Would a winter package of 17 inch rims be best with winter/all season tyres?...
I have purchased a 2014 Nissan Qashqai 1.6 diesel with 5000 miles on the clock. However, I want to change the wheels and have been unable to find 19-inch winter tyres for this vehicle. What should I do? As...
I've had my Hyundai i30 from new in December 2009. Each winter, I put on my set of steel rims shod with winter tyres with a result that my TPMS amber warning light comes on because it can't find a signal...
Related models
Good quality, practical interior. Efficient diesel engine with plenty of torque. Much improved CVT automatic transmission. Comfortable ride.
 

Ask Honest John

Value my car