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Ramit Anand

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Aditya Kumarvia Google

When should I change tires of my fortuner? What would be the best brand for new tires?

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Hi Aditya,

Tyres on your Fortuner would ether be Dunlop Grandtrek AT20 or Bridgestone Dueler ( If you have the latest version). In any case, these tyres would require replacement after 50,000 kms or 5 years, whichever earlier. 

The tyres should have a tread depth of at least 2mm or else they are not safe to use.

Unfortunately you might have a tough time buying the stock Dunlop GrandTrek AT20 tyres. But, considering your usage, you could go for Bridgestone Dueler AT tyres. These are the stock tyres on the latest iteration of Fortuner. In case you want an economical option then Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S would be a fantastic all-terrain tyre.

If you want tyres that are more suitable for extreme off-roading then Michelin LTX Force tyres would be recommended. They grip pretty well and are quite durable to cuts and abrasions. They have an amazing tread life and would run more than their counterparts. The braking over wet and dry terrains is also superb.

Regards,

Ramit

Vikramjeet singhvia Google

13 inch tyre is good for maruti 800 or not

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Hello Vikramjeet,

Our database does not recommend an upsize to 13" rims. Tyres in these sizes would make handling stiffer and the the ride comfort would be highly compromised.

We suggest you stick to the stock tyre size of 145/70 R12. If you want wider tyres then at the most you can upsize to 155/70 R12 tyres.

Regards,

Ramit

SURESH Kvia Google

Sir I want to change Scorpio s10 tyre Which tyre is best

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Hello Suresh K,

If you use your Scorpio over rough terrains and off- the roads, then go for Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA tyre. In case you want something better then go for Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S tyre. It offers very good on and off-road grip with long tread life.

If you use your vehicle strictly over highways and well-paved roads then Apollo Apterra HP would be a good choice. If budget is not a constraint then a better tyre would be Bridgestone Dueler.

However, a top of the line option would be Michelin Latitude Tour HP tyres. These tyres are suitable for highways and well-paved roads. They offer excellent wet and dry grip, superior ride comfort, very responsive braking and a long tread life.

Hope this helps!

Regards,

Ramit 

Dipak Ojalevia Google

I am having sx4 vxi model of 2007. Which brand should i choose to buy new tyres. Also my car need replacement of only 2 tyres. Can i have 2 tyres of one brand and another 2 of different brand? Thanks.

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Hi Dipak,

To answer with your last asked question first, yes, you can have tyres of two different brands on your car, however, it is not an ideal thing to do. It is best if all 4 tyres are of same brand and model for optimum performance and safety. However, if you are mixing brands then please ensure that tyres on an axle are of exactly same type.

Also, I can see that your vehicle is 2007 make. If you have been using stock tyres till now then I would seriously recommend replacing all 4 tyres as all tyres have a shelf life of around 5 years, post which it is best to not use them as they are prone to failures like frequent punctures and even blow-outs.

Tyres for your SX4 Vxi:

Some of the good tyres you should consider are Yokohama Earth-1, Goodyear Assurance Triplemax, and Michelin Energy XM2. 

Goodyear is the economical option here whereas Michelin is the best option. Yokohama is also a pretty good tyre, although not as good as Michelin.

Regards,

Ramit

shanmugam balasubramaniamvia Google

Bridgestone or Yokohama?

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Hello Shanmugam Balasubramaniam,

What you asked is analogous to which brand is better- Mercedes or BMW ? Can we answer this question without comparing specific models from these brands? No...right?

Similarly, Bridgestone and Yokohama, they both are very good tyre brands. A better comparison can be drawn with regards to specific tyre models of these brands.

If you let me know the vehicle and model for which you want to buy tyres, and a bit more about your requirements, then I guess I would be in a better position to help you.

Regards,

Ramit

Deven Dholakiavia Google

Planning to change 1 tyre for my Audi A3 as it seems to have developed air bubble and gives vibrations over 100kmph? Should I change all 4 tyres or only 1. I have done about 44k on these tyres. Also Which is the better brand to go for? looking for cost effective but sturdy solution

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Hello Deven,

Since the tyres have already clocked 44k kms,I think its best that you replace all 4 tyres for maximum performance and safety.

If you are an aggressive driver and like to rev the engine a lot, then go for Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110 High performance tyre. It would offer excellent wet and dry grip, precise handling and very responsive braking. But since it is a high performance tyre, the ride comfort will be just about adequate.

In case you have a moderate driving style, then Falken Azenis PT722 would be a very good tyre. It would offer a very comfortable ride quality, good tread life and superior wet and dry traction.

Both these tyres are not very expensive and offer good value for money.

Regards,

Ramit

 

Balamurali Natarajanvia Google

I have Hyundai Getz 2006 module , can you recommend which brand Tyre suitable , please advice

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Hello Balamurali Natarajan,

MRF ZVTS would be a good tyre to begin with for your Getz. It would offer confident grip with a very good tread life. They are also durable over rough roads. But on the downside, they are a bit too noisy on highways and highspeeds.

In case you want something better then go for Michelin Energy XM2. These tyres would offer excellent grip, superior ride comfort and great tread life.

Regards

arun mohanvia Google

Hi, I am Arun. My waganr stigray tire size is 155/65r14. Help me in upsizing my tire without effecting aspect ratio.

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Hi Arun,

Go for 165/65 R14 tyre size. It would offer confident grip, improved high speed handling and better braking without hampering handling and comfort.

Drive Safe!

Regards,

Ramit

Santosh Godbolevia Google

I am having aveo 1.4 2007 model and want to replace all four tyres. Suggest me .

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Hi Santosh,

If you want an economical option then go for Kumho Ecsta SPT KU tyre. It offers good traction and handling and has a good tread life. Another economical option would be Falken Sincera SN835.

In case you want something better then go for Bridgestone Turanza ER300. It is a very good tyre and offers great traction and performance. The ride quality is very comfortable and smooth. You can also go for Michelin energy XM2. This tyre performs as good as Turanza but offers better ride comfort.

If you want performance oriented tyres then choose out of Bridgestone MY02 Sporty Style tyre or Yokohama C Drive. They both offer great handling and performance. But since they are performance oriented tyres, their tread life would be relatively less than normal passenger tyres.

Regards,

Ramit

suresh wankhedevia Google

Can we put tyre of size 155/80 R13 for santro xing ?

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Hello Suresh,

The stock size for Santro Xing is 155/70 R13. Going for 155/80 R13 tyre size would not be recommended as it is an invalid upsize. 
For any upsize to be valid, the diameter difference between the new and old size should be less than or equal to 3%. But in case of 155/70 and 155/80, this difference is 5.67%. Hence, I would seriously recommend you to use tyres in stock size of 155/70 R13 for your Santro Xing.

Regards,

Ramit

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