Hi, I’m looking for advice on tire sizes. All four of mine need replacing on my 2018 Toyota Yaris iA, but I apparently have an unusual tire size (185/60-16).
The options are quite limited - some places don’t carry any tires in that size at all - so a tire salesman suggested I go with a slightly different size (205/55-16), which is 0.6% difference in diameter, and has far more options available.
Would you go with this plan, or should I be a stickler about the size?
The salesman said the advantage would be that it’d be easier to replace a flat tire in a pinch, and the minor drawbacks would be a very slightly greater demand on gas and a tiny offset in the speedometer reading.
Edit: thanks all for the help. Gonna stick with the proper size to make it easier. Appreciate the input though