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Speedo is off at highway speeds and odometer doesn't add up

When I am driving at city speeds (0-50 mph) my speedometer is correct. But when I am any higher my speedometer is off by atleast 5 mph. So I mean if my speedo says 65mph I am really doing 70-73mph. Also I notice that my odometer is off by two tenths of a mile when I go exactly a mile ( so it equals .8 instead of 1.0) Any thoughts

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CHECK IF YOU HAVE THE correct size tire
open driver door locate tire tag and compare the size with what u have

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