My car is fitted, as standard, with 16" rims and 205/55-16 tyres.
Time for some new ones... Ain't it funny how that coincides as often as not with the MoT?
As the roads in these parts leave a little to be desired, I was considering the possibility of fitting a set of 205/60-16 tyres instead. The reason for this was the extra cushioning provided by a slightly taller sidewall. There's no cost saving I can see in terms of purchase price, and the savings in fuel consumption are likely to be very small, if any.
The difference in circumference is +3.24%, so when the speedo shows 70mph I would actually be travelling at 72.3mph. That is possibly a more accurate figure anyway.
Can anyone think of any serious issues I may encounter?