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Ramit Anand

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Hi Sanjeev,

Let me try to answer your by addressing different scenarios.

1. For Spirited driving- If you are someone who loves to drive this vehicle in a spirited or enthisiastic way, then I would suggest you to go for Michelin Latitude Sport 3 tyre. It would offer superb high speed control and improved steering precision. You can count on this tyre to keep your Freelander very stable on corners even at high speeds.

2. For extensive highway drives- If you undertake extensive highway drives then you require tyres that offer a very long tread life without comprising on safety and comfort. In such a scenario, I'd say you choose out of Michelin Latitude tour HP or Pirelli Scorpion Verde. Both these tyres offer superb wet and dry grip, along with good comfort and a quiet ride quality. Michelin Latitude, although, would offer longer tread life.

3. For mild off-roading or for rough roads- If you drive over rough roads or often take your car for off-roading excursions then go for Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015. It is a very durable tyre and takes over rough roads with great ease. It also offers a long tread life.

Hope this would be of some help.

Regards,

Ramit

Bhushan Bangarvia Google

Please recommend me good tyre brand for VW Jetta. .\nAlready used Goodyear. Not happy. Then used Pirelli. I am happy with it but dealer is suggesting me for Michelin.

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Hi Bhushan,

Pirelli, Bridgestone, Continental, Michelin...these are all top brands in their segment and make great tyres. However, you need to figure out what would suit your needs the best.

So, I would really appreciate if you could tell me a bit about your driving style (spirited or moderate), and  priorities that you are looking for in a tyre ( whether it is tyre life or comfort or high-speed handling etc.) This way I can be of a better help to you.  

Sorry for not outrightly providing you with a tyre option, but I don't want to suggest you something that won't fit your needs. Hope you'd understand. Waiting to hear from you.

Regards,

Ramit

Reetesh Singhvia Google

Which tyre is better secure drive or Fuel smart

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Hi Reetesh,

Both these tyres are fairly good in terms of their performance and traction. But there are some clear distinctions.

Fuel Smart is basically a fuel-efficient tyre from CEAT. It has low rolling resistance and thus consumes less fuel. Customers in their feedback have mentioned around 7 to 10% increase in fuel efficiency. The tyre also offers confident dry and wet grip along with a good tread life.

CEAT Secura Drive however is a bit better in terms of grip and stability. This tyre performs really good over wet surfaces and also responds well to steering inputs.

So, if your priority is fuel efficiency and you drive at moderate speed then go for FuelSmarrt . But if you are looking at good high-speed stability and handling along with good wet and dry grip then go for Secura Drive. 

In fact, due to good grip levels, SecuraDrive is being used as stock tyre on the latest Hyundai Verna.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Ramit

MINI MENONvia Google

Hi,I have been using my Ertiga VDI 2012 model for 55k KM's and the tyres have been become weak due to wear and tear.and so sir please can you recommend me a tyre for my car in one of these: Ceat fuel smart,Ceat grip Ln,goodyear assurance triplemax,fallen sincerity sn835,Apollo alnac 4gs,Apollo amazed 4g life, Bridgestone Firestone fr500, Bridgestone b250, Bridgestone b390,continental conticomfort contact cc5,Yokohama earth 1e400, Bridgestone turanza ar20,Michelin energy xm2,pireli scorpion atr or pireli p4 four season plus.Thank you

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Hi Abhishek,

Well, those are a plenty of options to choose from. So I would try to narrow things down and help you make an informed choice.

1. If budget is not a constraint, then I would suggest Michelin Energy XM2 Or Bridgestone Turanza AR20. While both these tyres would offer excellent wet and dry grip, very responsive braking, superb ride comfort and long tread life, Bridgestone would be a bit more durable on rough roads while Michelin would offer a more comfortable and quieter ride.

2. If you want something economical then go for Yokohama Earth 1. It comes with a silica infused tread compound and hence offers superior wet and dry grip and long tread life. Even the handling and comfort would be very good, albeit not as good as with Turanza or Energy XM2.

3. In case you want something more economical, then you can look at Bridgestone B290 or Goodyear Assurance Triplemax. These tyres offer confident wet and dry grip and adequate ride comfort. Both these tyres offer similar performance, but Bridgestone would offer longer tread life.

4. If you drive over rough/ unpaved roads then go for Bridgestone Firestone FR500. It offers confident grip and performance, and is quite durable to rough surfaces. Also, If I am not wrong then Bridgestone is offering unlimited 2yrs warranty on Firestone tyres. You could check about this on their website.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Ramit

Raghu Psvia Google

i have a maruti 800, 1985 model, i keep it in original condition, so i need non radial tyres of size 5.65-12. Where can i get it and how much does it costs. I need about 5 tyres. can u advice me?

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Hi Raghu,

Glad to know that you own a well-maintained Maruti 800 1995. However, I am sorry to tell you that finding decent Bias-ply ( Non-radial) tyres in size 5.65-12" would be a very tough thing. This is because almost all passenger car tyres  these days are radials.

And even I would suggest you to use radial tyres as they offer better handling and performance.

For your 800,you could look at Goodyear GPS2 tyre. It is a decent option to begin with.

A better option would be Falken Sincera SN835.

And in case you want exceptionally good tyres then go for Michelin Energy XM2.

Regards,

Ramit

Mushir Lokhandwalavia Google

Hello, We have a TATA Zest, the tyre size is 185/65-15. The car's running is 150 kms per day. Please recommend a tyre brand, type

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Hi Mushir Lokhandwala ,

If you want tyres that offer a long tread life with excellent grip, superior ride comfort and responsive braking, and budget is not a constraint, then go for Bridgestone Turanza AR20.

If you want an economical option then go for Goodyear Assurance Triplemax tyre.

However, if tyre tread life is your priority and you can compromise a bit on grip and ride comfort, then go for Apollo Amazer 4G Life tyres. Apollo claims that these tyres can run good up to 1 lakh kms.

Regards,

Ramit

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

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