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Question : LAST year, I bought a used Toyota Harrier ( 2003 model ) and it came with Dunlop SP Sport 270.

After nine months of use, the two front tyres were worn out.

My mechanic suggested that I change the two front tyres.

Since the adjacent lot was selling only Michelin tyres, he suggested that I buy the Michelin Latitude Tour HP, saying that would not affect driving performance.

Now the Harrier has two front Michelin and two back Dunlop tyres.

Is my mechanic correct in his assessment or should I buy another pair of Michelin tyres for the back ?

Answer : Generally speaking, if the tyre sizes and aspect ratios are the same and you are not mixing radial and bias tyres, there should be no problem.

Having said that, each brand of tyre and even different models or types will behave differently and so you may find differences in handling, noise and wear between the front and rear tyres.

 
   
 

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