Fitting tyres on a 2 wheel drive car
Tyres on a 2 wheel drive car (front or rear wheel drive) can be replaced one at a time or in pairs subject to the following conditions:
- When changing a single tyre, opt for a replacement which has the same size, load index and construction (radial, cross-ply) as the original. Also, you should avoid fitting two tyres with significantly different levels of wear on the same axle.
- When changing both tyres on the same axle we recommend that, wherever possible, you opt for the same type of tyre (in terms of model, brand, size, load index and speed rating) as those already fitted on the other axle. This will ensure a higher level of safety than if you fit mismatched tyres.
Also, make sure that the new tyres are always fitted on the rear axle to ensure better road holding, especially in wet conditions. New tyres on the front and older tyres on the rear could make your vehicle oversteer (the rear slides).