Went into a pothole over the weekend, and one of the front tyres was gone.
I was in a hurry to get two new front tyres, but couldn't find anyone local stocking an exact replacement (mine are/were Goodyear OptiGrip 225/50 R17 98W).
Finally managed to find a garage with a near identical match (Goodyear as well), but their load rating was only 94, not 98. The garage assured me that unless I load the car to an extreme, these should be just fine.
As the worst case scenario I could think of in term of load was:
2 x adults + 2 x young children + either 2 more adults in the car (v rarely) or equally as rarely maybe 50kg in the boot + 50kg in the roof box, I told them to go a head and fit them.
Now I am a little worried about safety and my insurance...
Is here anything to worry about? I cannot see the car ever carrying more than 4 adults + 2 children or 2 adults + 2 children + say, 100 kg of luguage split between the roof box and the boot.
I checked the manual and here is no reference to the load rating of the tyres as far as I could tell.
Any adice will be much appreicated.
j_cockerMember Since 12 Feb 2009
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