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Tyres!
« on: April 16, 2019, 10:45:22 AM »
Just bought 2017 Mazda 3. Bridgestone tyres on front. Bridgestone on right rear. Toyo on left rear. Similar tread pattern. Any thoughts on this this. Legality, MOT etc.

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Re: Tyres!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 01:20:13 PM »
From a legality point of view in the UK you could have 4 different tyres as long as they hit legal safety requirements.

In terms of good practice the ideal is four matched tyres or at least 2 pairs so grip is consistent regardless of direction of turn or acceleration or braking. But the reality is it's hard to maintain that without spending a lot of money or getting lucky with punctures and being religious on rotation.

You might get issues with the TPMS if you have slightly different rolling diameters in the same pair as it compares wheel speeds.

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Re: Tyres!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 01:35:06 PM »
Just bought 2017 Mazda 3. Bridgestone tyres on front. Bridgestone on right rear. Toyo on left rear. Similar tread pattern. Any thoughts on this this. Legality, MOT etc.

As long as they are within 2mm (presferably less) in tread of eachother on the same axle, are of the same type (e.g. all summer/winter/all-season/runflats), then the differences shouldn't be that bad, unless the odd tyre is a specialist type, radically different to the others in terms of wear or general quality.  Best not to push the car (especially in the wet) until you know for sure how it handles.  You can check what reviews (magazine and users) say about them generally and for the Mazda3 on the Tyre reviews website.

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Re: Tyres!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 01:35:06 PM »