tyre life and makes of tyre.

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by M. H. Greaves, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. what kind of tyre life do you get from your tyres, i have been told that a
    cheaper tyre will not last as long as a dearer one; is this trooo?

    I have 1999 406, 1.8, 16valve rapier saloon, which i use to tow a caravan,
    and my tyres wether cheap or dear, last about a year, how about yours, (or
    in other words, do yours last longer? and do you tow a caravan?). what sort
    of wear do you get from yours?
    M. H. Greaves, Apr 11, 2004
  2. M. H. Greaves

    Marc Guest

    hhm the cheapo tyres i had on my 305 seamed to last forever ( harder
    rubber compound...) I had firestone FST590 fitted after a nice 180
    (not) on the belgian E40, which solved the problem of skitting.

    on my 406 i have michelin Pilot PRIMACY
    195/65 R15 91V, they go to 240KM/h ( not that the car does)
    and do their job wel.

    one could do with pirelli P6000 there a bit cheaper, but dont last
    that long towing a caravani would not take the P6000

    if you tow a caravan one could go for reïnforced rear tyres

    the michelins now did 25.000 km and arer stil like "new".

    maybe a look here could serve you

    Marc, Apr 12, 2004
  3. M. H. Greaves

    Tim Bergiers Guest


    Normally the life span from tyres is between 40.000 and 60.00 km
    depending on your style of driving...
    Towing a caravan or not isn t making much difference...
    Most of the time cheaper tyres have a shorter life span, the road-holding
    isn t 100 % or the quality can be a problem ( distortion ). Some of them
    also make more " noice " - if you know what i mean....
    For a 406 i would suggest : Michelin, Goodyear or Dunlop... I have the
    best experience with those ..

    Sorry for my bad English...
    Tim Bergiers, Apr 12, 2004
  4. Hi thanks Tim, i still had a perfectly good spare (brand new tyre), so i put
    that on, its a goodyear, eagle, and i found a dealer with the same tyre to
    match it, then threw out the worst one i had on, keeping the best of the two
    for the spare. I'll see how i get on with the good years.
    danke for your info.
    M. H. Greaves, Apr 12, 2004
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