are those more then 2 size difference?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by Olivier, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Olivier

    Olivier Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hello,
    its about insurance question. I am not insured if I got 2 size difference between my "normal" tyres and the one I was going to put in as winter tyre...
    the one now are:
    I am on 225/ 40/ 18

    the one I was going to put in are:
    195/ 65r/ 15

    Thank you.
    Olivier
     
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    Olivier

    Olivier Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Bump...
    Sorry its important... Renault 12TS, where are you...
    Olivier
     
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    Dieselman Banned

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    I think you will find that the "normal" tyre is 215/55-16, so a 195 tyre is 2 steps away.
     
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    timskemp Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Ring your insurance company and ask them, only they can answer this question.

    In my opinion, any insurance company that would penalise you for putting winter tyres on the car, as long as it is operated within the load and speed ratings, is an ass, because you're far less likely to hit something driving on winter tyres in winter than on summer ones.
     
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    They are not disputing the winter tyres, just the size used.
     
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    Olivier

    Olivier Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I call them again, but the bother is that they say 2 sizes from what I have on the car now, 225/ 40/ 18 as its insured with those. This can be tricky then... I might be wrong?
    Don't want to hit something and been told : by the way, your insurance policy is now void... :crazy:

    Thank you both :)
    Olivier
     
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    The handbook should show what sizes are approved fitment for the vehicle, I think it may also show permissible differences for summer/winter fitment including speed rating.
     
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    Olivier Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Cheers, but its not about the hanbook, its about the insurer and what ever they think is OK...
    Olivier
     
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    If they are an approved fitment then the insurer will not be able to complain
     

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