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235 tire in one wheel, rest are 225

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235 tire in one wheel, rest are 225

Took my car with a nail to the tire shop and they had to replace the damaged tire, they had a used one that was 235 that they put and charged me a cheap price so no big deal if I have to buy a brand new 225 tire, but long term, is it okay to have the 235 tire when the rest are 225s?

Thanks. Don't know much about cars.
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No dont do it
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Hmm. In worst case scenario. Your tranny speed sensor may go faulty (eventually) as one wheel is rotated at different speed compared to others
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The shop shouldn't have offered to do that.
Please respond
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What the heck

Make them fix their error

Please give RFD the name of this shop!!

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Let say you wear size 10 on your shoes, you now put 11 on one side and 10 on the other.

Can you still walk around? Of course.

Is it comfortable and run well with it? No......

Pay the extra, do the right thing..
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CardinalComb wrote: The shop shouldn't have offered to do that.
They had a used tire lying around , impossible to sell one and used.

The shop try to find someone to buy and get rid of that odd used tire, OP willing to take it for lower cost. Perfect business opportunity.
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This is such a RFD thing to do!!!!
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They didn't ask me first before doing the switch. Got back to the shop and they said they changed it with a used tire I didn't check the side of the tire for the size until I got home.
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One more way of insurance weasling out of paying out if you ever get into an accident.
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Deals Deals Deals wrote: They didn't ask me first before doing the switch. Got back to the shop and they said they changed it with a used tire I didn't check the side of the tire for the size until I got home.
Well you need to to disclose who these clowns are now.
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Never go back to this garage.
Only to have this mistake corrected.
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Deals Deals Deals wrote: Took my car with a nail to the tire shop and they had to replace the damaged tire, they had a used one that was 235 that they put and charged me a cheap price so no big deal if I have to buy a brand new 225 tire, but long term, is it okay to have the 235 tire when the rest are 225s?

Thanks. Don't know much about cars.
Need the actual sizes to compare properly on a tire calculator (i,e 235/65R17, 225/60R17, etc)
https://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Tire-Size-Calculator
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l69norm wrote: Need the actual sizes to compare properly on a tire calculator (i,e 235/65R17, 225/60R17, etc)
All the other numbers are the same except the 235 and 225.
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Deals Deals Deals wrote: All the other numbers are the same except the 235 and 225.
Plug them into the calculator and see what it says
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Madness what kind of clown tire shop is this. Name and shame them
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dont know if this case would be a big issue or not in ops case but...years ago, a car make of a certain awd (subaru I believe) had a fuse that had to be put in if a spare was used to disable the awd..then started making the cars without the fuse to disable the awd..but didn't change the spare size, so when the spare was used..it started screwing the awd system and a bulletin was issued NOT to use the spare and just tow the vehicle..I believe it was because the spare was a different size than the rest (donut size)

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