Sefton666 said:I could only get continental tires was told they was hard 2 get payed £140 for a pair
Provided you make them aware there should be no issue, there is only about 1.6% difference in circumference and since all speedo's over read by 5% it will actually make the speedo slightly more accurate. When we had a Micra the factory fit tyres on the petrol were 175 60 15 and they were hens teeth but the diesel was fitted with 175 65 15's which were very common and much cheaper. They made about 3% difference to the circumference which made the wildly inaccurate speedo much better (from new it read 77mph at a genuine 70 according to the Road Angel). Insurers were totally happy with the change.I put 4x195/55 r16 Goodyear ultragrip runflats on my note before realising they are slightly bigger than the recommended size 185/55 r16. Do you think this will be ok as far as insurance goes?
They can, here an Autoexpress report Tyre pressure monitoring systems 2019 | Auto Expresscan a TPMS be retrofitted or is it worth changing the tyres?
Taken from the Collision Motoring services siteI went to the tyre place to get my old tyres put back on and the guy had never heard of the MOT/insurance problems - as he was busy I booked it in for tomorrow morning but thought I'd get a second opinion from an MOT garage on my way home - they said its fine to use run flats without a sensor so I went to another tyre place to confirm and it turns out its not illegal. They even looked online for an aftermarket plug in sensor (to ease my mind) which is fine to use - on eBay for £23 so I just ordered one and I'm happy.
I had a BMW with run-flats fitted (that was all they did) and in truth for the first 2 years I thought they were OK, better than I expected after reading reports. Then I bought an extra set of wheels and fitted some winter tyres, RWD and a back street that was never ploughed/gritted at over 600ft above sea level was difficult at times. The insurance company were fine about the change to non-run flats providing the tyres were fitted in sets of 4. The difference was amazing. Much better ride, nicer steering and much quieter. If I had kept the car longer and changed the summer tyres they would have been replaced by non-run flats as well, as with the winters the insurers were happy providing they were fitted in full sets.Still considering putting the originals back on as the run flats are a harsher ride on bumpy roads.