I KNOW this is a stupid question. But I have to ask. I have on my 2006 Aveo 185/'65'/R14 tires. Have had THIS size since the first replacement set, didn't realized this till a few days ago.
I have gone through 4 full sets in 46K miles!! This car eats tires. The front ones. I put 2 Firestones 'All Weathr' tires, less than 2 years ago, and about 6-7K miles used. Now they are now almost bald! These are the Firestone replacements for their FR740's that I had on all 4 wheels, now they are only on the rear. They are of course still in new cond. BUT I never noticed that Tires Plus always put these size '65' tires on, till now.
All 3 sets have been '65' sized. They are suppose to be 185/'60'/R14. NOT the '65's I have on now. BUT is it that big of a deal?? I can buy the '65s' online, from like 15 tire makers. A hell of a lot cheaper than the '60' sized ones. Those are VERY HARD to find, and only like 3 companies make them. Either crap Primewells, for like $42 each, OR top of the line Michelins, for like $120 each. Not on this car. The go bald FAST no matter the make/model of tire.
So...what is the big difference between a '60' and a '65' tire? Since I have been running 65's all these years, they must fit, but what is the difference?? Why are the '60s' SO rare and expensive? But these '65s' are so easy to find and cheap? Also...any opinions on Primewells?? Any first hand knowledge. Especially about road noise/wet traction. I NEED a cheap low noise set of tires ASAP.