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I just blew a tire and can't replace for about a week (waiting for set to be delivered). I want to know if I can put a regular tire and same size non run flat rim on the car and safely drive it?

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at AskPatty.com

Hello, 

You can technically drive the vehicle with any sized tire and rim. The problem is that you are adding extra stress to your transmission. Driving with a different sized tire for even a week may cause unnecessary damage. A discrepancy as small as a difference in tread depth can strain your transmission. A different sized tire will potentially cause even more damage. For short and slow trips you will not have a problem. We do not suggest that you drive for any extended period of time. Try to minimize the miles put onto it in this condition. If you have alternative transportation, use it. 

Good luck. 


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