245/40R18 vs 255/40R18: Gas Mileage & Performance Comparison
* Below is a comparison table. Assuming 2 tires of the same manufacturer, material and tested on the same road conditions.
|Wet/Snowy Roads||Reduced Traction||Better Traction|
|Rough Terrain||Smoother Ride||Reduced Stability|
|Cost||More Expensive||Less Expensive|
Can You Replace The 255/40R18 With The 245/40R18?
Yes, both tires have the same rim diameter, and the 245/40R18 has a smaller overall diameter than the 255/40R18 which is only 1.22% (0.31-inch), it is the allowable margin (±3%).
When you want to replace a different tire size, as a rule, for the rim diameter, you will need to be sure that your tires and rims are an exact match, e.g. a 255/40R18 tire will only fit on a 18″ diameter rim.
You Can check our tools and charts below to find your size: