I have a 2018 Jetta SE with 205/55/HR16 tires. Can I change winter/tire combo sized 215/55/r16?

  • Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! Are the rims the same thing between the winter and summer tires? Meaning are they the same backspacing and width? The tires should work just fine. They are a little bit wider (1 cm), but not much taller (maybe a few millimeters) so won't affect much. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Jan 13 at 12:50
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    Usually people go for a narrower tire for winter use - the theory being they cut through the slush etc better. And saw this once with a BMW 7 series - had winter tires fitted but the wide tires like 285 or so made it slip a lot! – Solar Mike Jan 13 at 13:58
  • The winter rims/tires are from a 206 Acura TL. I went with a narrower tire since my TL had 235/45-17 all-season tires. I bought separate rim/tire combo for the TL and wanted to see if I can use them in the Jetta – Jeffrey Weinroth Jan 13 at 15:42
  • You may find the answer to this question helpful. mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/75051/… - tacomaworld.com/tirecalc – Alaska Man Jan 13 at 19:08

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