2006 Pontiac Pursuit Base 4Cyl2.2L - Preventive Maintenance
Is it advisable to have winter tires that are larger than summer tires?
The doorplate specifies 205/55R16 tires, which I use in the summer. However, I was sold 215/60R16 winter tires. Some tire shops say "That's OK" while others refuse to install the winter tires--citing safety concerns and "strain on the transmission as well as inaccurate speedometer/odometer". One advisor stated that you would want narrower tires (not wider) for better traction in the snow.