A new model of car a new tyre sizes, there are now just as many tyre sizes and options available as there are car makes. Tyre manufactures are teaming up with vehicles manufactures to makes specific sizes for their cars. Sizes are increasingly getting bigger and smaller in profile. Some cars require reinforced type tyres whereas other require run flat and then there are speed ratings and vehicle manufacture approved tyres like N1 for Porsches, MO for Mercedes, AO for Audis. All can get very complicated for the average motorist. We had a look into this and found that the vast majority of people are often confused with all of this and they would be best to speak to a professional as well as you can use the guide below to reference what size fits your car.
Please note this is a guide only and because various sizes can be fitted as optional extras from new it is for this reason that we still do advise that you should always check the sidewall of the tyres before ordering online.
The top most popular cars and sizes are listed below other manufactures can be found from the navigation on the left.
The Focus drive was comfortable but also agile, and ford had many tyre options starting from smallest sizes 195/65/15 to 225/40/18 found on the Focus II. Zetec, Ghia, Titanium 18 Opt. The most common size found the majority of Focus II was 205/55/16. This was a very common tyre with many manufactures, and it gave the car more grip and better steering response, and because it was a popular size the price came down.
BMW 3 series saloon
BMW were the ultimate driving machines and the 3 sires was one of the best driver cars out there. The 3 series had tyres to match the pefomrance of it vehicles. Some of the 3 series models also came with a run flat option, and if you had a 3 series m sport version then you would also have a wider size on the back to the front. The most popular sizes were 205/55R16 and some models cam with 225/45/17 tyres. Other models including the M sport had 225/40/18 front and 255/35/18 rear sizes.
The VW Golf was a solid car, it has built its reputation over many years and has many fans. The Golf came in many options and specs. The Golf appealed to a wide spectrum of users from city drivers to performance enthusiasts. The tyres on the Golf came in a number of sizes depending on what type of Golf you had the older Golf I & II had sizes like 175/70/13 and 175/80/14, 185/60/14 and over the years the sizes just got bigger. The Golf III had 195/50/15 tyres in the GTI versions, later Golfs had commonly the 195/65/15 and 205/55/16 tyres and the GTI versions had 18 and 17 inch options mostly 225/40ZR18 or 225/45/17 tyres. The Golf was also customised to even 19 inch wheels with 225/35/19 fitments.
The Honda civic a family hatch which was loved, as it was good in all conditions it didn't break down and it's reliability made it a popular car. The Civic had many specs and Honda had engines to match every type of driver most popular was the 1.5 VTECH engines. Honda Cvicis were really easy to drive and were economical if you drove sensibly. The Civic was also popular with performance car enthusiasts especially the Civic Type R which was race bread version. The tyres for the Civic came in many different sizes. Starting from 175/65/14 on the 1.5 civic, to 195/55/15 on the Civic 1.8 VTI, the Cvicic V commonly had 195/60/15 also 205/50/16 for the 16 inch option wheels. The Civic Type R started off with run flat 205/45/17, and then the later models ditched the run flat tyres for standard ones, which also came In 225/45/17 and 225/40/18 tyres.