Car advice with Honest John – your questions answered

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Bling and buy

If the problem of large wheels and low-profile tyres is well known, why do manufacturers offer them? GT

Because it’s a money maker. Tyre manufacturers discount the large tyres to manufacturers, because they know they will make back many times that on replacement costs due to a low-profile tyre’s increased wear and vulnerability to damage caused by speed humps and potholes. And most people think they look better than the more comfortable option of smaller diameter wheels shod with tyres that have a much deeper sidewall.

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