Does tire size affect the speedometer?

Answer Changing the tire diameter will alter the accuracy of the speedometer. A formula to find the correct speed is (New Tire Outer Diameter / Original Tire Outer Diameter) x speedometer mph = actual mph... Read More »

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How to Change a Tire Size to Adjust the Speedometer?

When your new car leaves the factory its new tires and speedometer are a matched set. Hours of engineering have gone into their design and manufacture. After it leaves the factory, anything can hap... Read More »

How to Recalibrate a Speedometer After a Tire Size Increase?

A vehicle's speedometer gives the driver an accurate estimation of the vehicle's speed. The speedometers on stock vehicles are calibrated for use with the vehicle's stock parts. Changing the stock ... Read More »

Does tire size affect gas mileage?

While it has been debated for quite some time, the exact effect tire size has on fuel efficiency is unknown. Changing certain parameters, such as height or width, may provide a slight increase in f... Read More »

Does Wheel Size Determine the Tire Size?

Yes. The size is marked on the tire wall with a number similar to this: P185/75 R-14. This tire fits on a 14-inch diameter rim. However, this same wheel may take tires of different width (185mm) an... Read More »