Tire size question


#1

Hi, I am going to buy 2 or 4 new tires for my 1998 VW golf. Problem is, the tires on the car right now are 185/60 R14 and the size recommended for my vehicle is 195/60/14… any idea which size is correct?


#2

According to tire rack, 195/60-14 is correct. I would go with this size. What you have on your car currently is a bit smaller in width and a bit less carrying capacity than the OEM tires.


#3

One one of the door jabs, there should be a sticker listing all the acceptable tire sizes and options and pressures…But yes, step up to set of four matched tires of the correct size…


#4

Who is doing the recommendation? VW or a tyre supplier?

Frankly there is little difference between the two, but I would stick to the size recommended by VW, which should be in the owner’s manual or plastered somewhere in the car.