Winter Tires 2016 iA
This is what I know -- 2016 Scion iA has a weird tire size. There are only a few all-weather tires made for this car in the standard size P185/60R16 and they can be a bit hard to find, but not impossible.
I also know that the iA doesn't have a TPMS system per se -- there's no TPMS unit in the tire relaying tire pressure to the car computer. Instead, the car uses the ABS system to check on the diameter of the tire to know when the tire needs more air (or, I've also read that the system can trigger if the tire is over inflated).
I want to add snow tires to my 2016 iA. The closest fit is P195/55R16. It's about a 1.2% difference, which is pretty negligible.
But what I don't know -- will the different sized snow tires work properly with the tire pressure system? my sense is that it shouldn't be a problem, but I don't want to drop a ton of money on new wheels and tires and not have it work with the scion's version of the TPMS system.
Thank you in advance!
This forum is pretty comprehensive. I tried using the google to find out this info but I couldn't find anything that got me all the way across the goal line.