MINI Cooper Tire Sizes & Best Tires

October 15th, 2018 by

Red MINI hardtop in motion

Shopping for new tires for your MINI vehicle? Tires play an important role in how your vehicle performs and handles on San Marcos roads. Whether you want all-season, summer, or performance tires, MINI of Escondido’s tire center can help you find the best option for your MINI Cooper tire size. Explore your tire options below, and learn more about your car’s tire pressure monitoring system and maintenance.

What Kind of Tires Do I Need for My MINI?

Below is a list of individual tire sizes for the MINI Cooper Base, Countryman, Paceman, Clubman, Convertible, Hardtop, and Roadster. Under each tire size are two of the best all-season tires and high-performance tires (all-season or summer) San Diego drivers can buy for that specific size.

175/65R15

All-Season: Cooper CS3 Touring

Performance All-Season: Falken Pro G4 A/S

195/55R16

All-Season: Falken Sincera SN250 A/S

Performance All-Season: Goodyear Eagle Sport All Season

205/55R16

All-Season: General Altimax RT43

Performance All-Season: BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S

205/45R17

All-Season: General Altimax RT43

Performance All-Season: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 Plus

205/55R17

Touring All-Season: Continental ContiProContact

Performance Summer: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric

215/40R17

Performance Summer: Kumho Ecsta PS31

225/45R17

Touring All-Season: Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring

Performance All-Season: Continental ExtremeContact DWS06

205/40R18

Performance All-Season: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 Plus

Performance Summer: Pirelli P Zero

225/40R18

Touring All-Season: Michelin Primacy MXM4

Performance All-Season: BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S

225/45R18

All-Season: General Altimax RT43

Performance: BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S

225/40R19

Touring All-Season: Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season

Performance All-Season: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 Plus

Why Am I Seeing the MINI Cooper Tire Pressure Light?

Is the tire pressure light illuminated on your dash? If your MINI is driving normally and your tires are properly inflated, the issue could be the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. When the TPMS is working incorrectly, the light turns on even if air pressure is acceptable. A broken tire pressure sensor could be to blame. MINI of Escondido’s service center near Carlsbad can diagnose and repair the problem using OEM parts!

When Do I Need New MINI Cooper Tires?

One of quickest ways to tell if you need new tires is the penny test. Place a penny between the treads of your car’s tires. If the top of Lincoln’s head is visible, the treads are worn and the tire needs replaced. If part of Lincoln’s head is covered, your tire still has more than 2/32 of an inch of tread depth. Other signs to look for include:

  • Cracked sidewalls
  • Blisters on the tire’s surface
  • Shaking even on smooth driving surfaces
  • Uneven tire wear

Shop New MINI Cooper Tires at MINI of Escondido in Escondido!

Whether you’re shopping for Michelin or Goodyear tires for your MINI Cooper Countryman or Hardtop 4 Door, MINI of Escondido is here to help! We’re a full-service MINI dealer with a wide selection of MINI Cooper tire sizes, all-season tires, run flats, and more. Browse our current service specials, then schedule an visit near Temecula and Poway.