I should consider the tyre upgradation only when it will be needed, means after 50000 kms or 5 years, whichever is earlier. No? By the time, warranty period will also be over.
Absolutely... As Surya said, the tyres are fitted after a astute calculations of the car dynamics, weight, shape, cg etc .. SO what you have got is best for your car. When the existing ines wear out, you can go for new ones.
After your valuable suggestion, I made up my mind not to go for tyre upgrade, as yesterday I checked up FE, it gave me 15 kmpl for mix of city & highway driving (with full tank to tank basis) before second servicing. So, why to spoil this FE?
Broader tyres really looks "S$%^" on roads
People who care more about looks then FE Change of tyres is must ...
about 20 cm can be managed without an issue, unless the stock tyre is already at it's limit of girth allowable by the stock rim.
Well, Himanshu, you caught me there. I cannot go back and edit it now!
Yes, with 20 CM extra, it will be looking like a lorry - double tyres all along!
I meant 20 mm. going by that logic 155 mm can accommodate 175 max, assuming the original rim choice was gracious to allow it. Some penny pincher mfr can put a rim that accepts the OEM tyre as maximum width, and you are forced to go with rims update even for routine tyre upgrades, without rim dia change.
according to me, you should upgrade the tyres the very first day you buy your car.
all the tyre dealers in the city and also beat owners complain that beat tyres are too narrow..155 width is too less for that design..that is actually very true..same with the swift...165 is too less for the swift.
if you upgrade carefully with proper advise, there should be no dip in FE. have you already brought the beat??
Sorry I was away on vacatiion. Yes, I have already bought Beat LS on 04-03-10 and already driven approx 4000 kms. And also, I never felt any discomfort because of narrow tyre (may be, because generally I drive the Car at 60-70 kmph, except on some occasion when I touched 80-90 kmph on 4-Lane empty road).
Now, still you advise me for tyre upgradation (keeping in mind my driving habits)?
Neela, carry on with the present tyre setup, you will be fine!
if you dont want to upgrade to alloys, if your not so seen for giving a sporty look to your small car, if you drive around 60km speed always, its not required to upgrade inyour case then...
you can live with these tyres until u clock 40k on the meter ...
I hav booked a Chevrolet Beat Petrol LT i find the 155/70 R14 tyres to be smaller if i change to 175/70 R14 how will it effect the overall performance of the car - in terms of drive , control , braking , fuel consumption pls reply urgent as i would like to get them changed before taking the delivery