I own a 2011 Volvo s60 AWD. I bought it used, and since then my tires have been giving me a lot of issues. My roads contain a lot of potholes and unsmooth roads, and while I try my best to avoid them, sometimes I can't.
Currently the car comes with 18 inch rims (235/45/r18/95V).
I am seriously considering switching to 16 or 17 in rims, but I'm not sure how to go about it as this is my first time.
I've been told that I should look at the rim/tire packages on TireRack.com but there are different options.
I'm mostly concerned about safety- enjoyable experience/smooth sporty rides is not important to me at all. I would take a rough ride if that meant increased safety/decreased risk of tire blow out/skidding.
With that said, are 16 in rims the most advisable? If so, which offset should I choose? (I see +45mm, 42, 48... not sure how this would affect the safety or longevity of the rims and tires)
Also which all season tires are most safe?
How do I go about purchasing and installing TPMS sensors when I switch my rims?
Thanks for any advice you can offer!!