Daewoo Matiz - Quick Question on Tyres - charley93

I've just had a new tyre fitted on my car, have just realised it's a different size to all the others.

Other three are: 155/65 R13 73T

The new one is 155/80 R13 79T which is on the front left.

Is this likely to be a problem, do I need to take it back?

Daewoo Matiz - Quick Question on Tyres - RT

Yes, take it back - it'll mess up the handling, wear out the differential and it's illegal.

Daewoo Matiz - Quick Question on Tyres - SteveLee

If you have a great distance to travel, at the very least put the incorrectly sized tyre on the rear to stop overheating your diff. I can only assume you don't have ABS or the light would have come on by now!

Daewoo Matiz - Quick Question on Tyres - charley93

No, I don't have ABS. Did think the steering felt a bit unusual though!

Thankyou, will take it back tomorrow.

Daewoo Matiz - Quick Question on Tyres - charley93

I took the car back to the tyre shop this morning - they admitted their mistake and fitted the correct sized tyre free of charge.

Just wondering, could this have done any lasting damage? Bearing in mind the wrongly sized tyre has been on for a good few months.

Daewoo Matiz - Quick Question on Tyres - Peter D

Why do you say "a good few months" your orignal post was "I've just had a new tyre fitted on my car" and that was on the 6th of April. How many miles you you done with the wrong tyre. I doubt you have done any harm. Regards Peter

Daewoo Matiz - Quick Question on Tyres - charley93

Why do you say "a good few months" your orignal post was "I've just had a new tyre fitted on my car" and that was on the 6th of April. How many miles you you done with the wrong tyre. I doubt you have done any harm. Regards Peter

Hi Peter,

Sorry, my first post was confusing - I put the just in the wrong place, that tyre was actually fitted around 5 months ago, however I don't do much mileage so perhaps it's been driven 400 miles since then.

Daewoo Matiz - Quick Question on Tyres - Peter D

No damage forget it. but I would have made the tyre dealer refund the entir cost of the tyre/tyres for such a stupid mistake. Regards Peter

Daewoo Matiz - Quick Question on Tyres - SteveLee

Perhaps no lasting damage but it would have given the oil in the transmission a damn good work out - the diff must have been working overtime!

 

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