does it really matter that much if the tires that we took off of our 2012 Hyundai Elantra were rated as H and we replaced the H rated tire with a T rated tire.

Asked by Jan 06, 2014 at 12:57 PM about the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

we were in a position that we really could not wait to replace the tires on the car 2012
Elantra. we replaced a 205/55R-16 (H)  withe same size 205?55R-16 (T). is there a
problem with taking off the H rated and putting on a T rated

5 Answers

261,865

I assume you had some damage to the one you replaced? If I have to replace one tire, I like to replace it with an exact duplicate. Is it the same brand and tread pattern at least? If not. I wouldn't worry about the speed rating as much as the different compound and tread. If replacing tires, they should be replaced in pairs. How many miles do you have on the existing tires?

261,865

But with that info, you should be fine. Is it on the back?

oh I forgot that important part, We the slick winter roads and the OEM tires we had on the car we had 38,000 and the traction or lack of was the reason for replacement, the (H) rated tires were not available but the (T) rating were so we put them on?? I trust the speed ratings are important but doubt we will be going the 118 mph as rated on the T anymore than we would be doing the 130 mph of the H rated tires

261,865

Oh, so you put on all 4 new ones just a lower speed rating? You should be fine then. I read it as one tire. Sorry.

yes all four were installed. I was unsure if we put two on the front and the two best used ones on the back if that would maybe create a spin kind of issue. So thank you so much for your help.

Your Answer

Elantra

Looking for a Used Elantra in your area?

CarGurus has 51,448 nationwide Elantra listings starting at $1,780.

ZIP:

Hyundai Elantra Experts

  • #1
    pittgirl
    Reputation
    2,020
  • #2
    Carrie Shelton
    Reputation
    1,390
  • #3
    Pirdman
    Reputation
    1,170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Sonata
823 Great Deals out of 55,198 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
711 Great Deals out of 64,281 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
942 Great Deals out of 60,989 listings starting at $850
Used Toyota Camry
962 Great Deals out of 91,651 listings starting at $300
Used Honda Accord
1,126 Great Deals out of 66,982 listings starting at $561
Used Hyundai Accent
237 Great Deals out of 12,636 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Cruze
917 Great Deals out of 61,346 listings starting at $2,900
Used Nissan Altima
1,132 Great Deals out of 80,068 listings starting at $1,500
Used Kia Optima
467 Great Deals out of 33,057 listings starting at $2,795
Used Mazda MAZDA3
389 Great Deals out of 26,967 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Focus
763 Great Deals out of 58,107 listings starting at $1,150
Used Kia Forte
217 Great Deals out of 20,708 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Elantra GT
56 Great Deals out of 7,995 listings starting at $5,999
Used Nissan Sentra
717 Great Deals out of 52,495 listings starting at $600
Used Ford Fusion
968 Great Deals out of 65,147 listings starting at $888

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Hyundai Elantra GLS For Sale
47 listings starting at $7,983

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.