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Old 15 Dec 2010, 09:15 pm
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Question Oversized Tires on a 2000 Honda Civic EX

Hello Honda car owners,

I just purchased a 2000 Honda Civic EX with 145,300 miles on it. The man I bought it from had snow tires on the car. He also gave me a regular set of tires with the car (two sets of tires total). Today I noticed that both sets of tires are over-sized according to the car's specifications on the placard (the little sticker in the door jam). With that said, I have a few questions below?

1. I know that it will reduce fuel mileage to an extent to have over-sized tires on a car, but I am wondering if it hurts the car. Is it bad to have over-sized tires on the car, and will it hurt the car or put a strain on the engine in any type of way? Is having over sized tires on a Civic something to be concerned about?

I want to sell these tires and then use the money towards tires the appropriate size.

2. I also own a 1999 Honda Civic LX sedan, and my wife wants to put the other set of tires from the 2000 EX (which are also over-sized) on the 1999 Civic LX. I really don't want her to do that, but I told her that she can temporarily do it since the tires on my 1999 Civic are worn to nothing. The 1999 Civic has around 184,000 miles. Is it a bad thing to put over-sized tires on a car like my 1999 Civic?

I just want to take care of these cars as much as possible, as I need them to last me at least 2-3 more years.

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