First of all, thank you so much for telling me about your driving style. This shall help me in suggesting the right tyre for your use.
Now, given your driving style, you'd need tyres that offer superb grip, handling and even a long tread life.
Choose out of Bridgestone Turanza T001 or Michelin Primacy 3 ST. They both offer superb wet and dry handling and respond well to steering inputs. Even braking efficiency is also very good on these tyres.
But, Turanza is more suitable for rough use, while Michelin would offer better comfort and silent ride quality.
If you want a performance oriented tyre then go for Bridgestone Potenza GIII. This would offer amazing handling, control and grip. But would wear-out relatively quickly.
Keeping your safety in mind I am only suggesting top of the line tyres.
MRF ZLX would be a good tyre for your Zen Estilo VXI. It offers a well-cushioned ride quality along with good grip over wet and dry surfaces.
If you want a tyre that delivers superb tread life then go for CEAT MIlaze X3 tyre. CEAT claims that this tyre has a tread life of around 1 lakh kms. It fares good on grip and comfort levels too.
However, if you are looking at something top og the line in terms of grip, comfort and handling then go for Bridgestone Turanza ER60. It is one of the best tyres out there with respect to comfort, safety and tread life, but is a bit on the expensive side.
Unfortunately, there isn't a universal definition of "Best" when it comes to tyres. We all have our different priorities and preferences. But I would try to suggest you something which would tick all the right boxes.
You should look at buying Michelin Energy XM2 tyres of Bridgestone Turanza AR20 for your Santro GLS. Both these tyres offer superb grip, handling and tread life. They both make use of Silica in their rubber compound. This increases grip levels over wet surfaces and enhance tyre life. But Michelin Energy XM2 would offer a more comfortable and quiet ride quality.
In case you want something cost-friendly, then go for MRF ZVTS. It offers confident wet and dry grip and a long tyre life, but is a bit noisy , especially at high speeds.
naval pradeepvia Google
I recently bought Hyundai Elantra diesel AT, it currently runs on Hankook 205/60/16 and I am looking to replace the OEM tyre and alloys. I am not sure what size of tyre should I go for. The options i had in mind were: 215/60/16 215/55/16 215/55/17 215/50/17. Also which brand of tyre should i opt for, i want a comfortable ride without compromising on grip and performance. If i upsize to 17 inch will it affect the suspension and the fuel efficiency a lot ?Read More
Hello Naval Pradeep,
You should go for 215/60 R16 tyre size as it will offer better road grip and more responsive braking without impacting the ride quality and handling.
Rest of the sizes mentioned by you are low profile tyres which would hamper the ride quality due to reduced side profile. The rims/alloys may also get damaged easily over rough tarmac.
You should go for Michelin Primacy 3ST. These tyres offer excellent ride quality, superior grip, precise handling and a very long tread life.
You may also go for Bridgestone Turanza T001. This tyre is on par with Michelin in terms of grip and performance but lacks slightly in terms of ride quality.
You can upsize to 17" alloys. It will not have any impact on fuel efficiency or ride quality. In fact, opting for tyres in 17" rims would offer better road grip and more responsive braking.
But it is an expensive affair.
Keeping your requirements in mind, Goodyear Assurance Triplemaxwould be a good tyre to begin with. It comes with a silica based compound and offers good traction and comfort with long tread life.
In case you want something better, then go for Bridgestone Turanza T001. It is priced on the higher side but is an extremely good tyre in terms of performance, comfort and tread life.
However, a tyre that fits between these two options is Bridgestone Ecopia EP150. It is actually a fuel efficient tyre that offers good traction over wet and dry surfaces along with good comfort and long tread life.
Amol Bokanevia Facebook
I have fod figo 1.5D titanium nov-2012 model car.It's runnning is 34000kms now .I'm thinking of changing tyres .please recommend me the best tyres for my car .My running is on long routes mostly and city use occassionally.thanksRead More
Since your majority of usage is over highways, you would require tyres that not only perform well over weta ndd ry surfaces but are also very safe and offer a very comfortable ride quality.
Keeping these factors in mind, I would recommend that you go for Bridgestone Turanza AR 20 or Michelin Energy XM2.
Both these tyres offer superior wet and dry grip, precise handling and control, effective braking but in terms of ride quality and comfort, Michelin is a tad better than Bridgestone. Michlein would also offer you longer tread life.
Drive safely !
If you want tyres that offer decent performance but have longer tread life, then MRF ZV2K would be a good option. The downside is that these tyres are a bit noisy, especially at high speeds.
In case you want something better, then Yokohama Earth-1 would be a very good option. Not only are these tyres reasonably priced, but they also offer great traction, comfort and handling. Even the tread life is quite good.
However, if you want something top of the line, then go for Michelin Energy XM2 or Bridgestone Turanza AR20.
Both these tyres offer superior traction, excellent handling and a very comfortable ride quality. While Bridgestone is more durable on rough roads, Michelin tyres offer better ride comfort and enhanced tyre life.
You can go for Bridgestone tyres. They offer great performance and durability. We would recommend Bridgestone Turanza AR20 tyres. You can also look at Bridgestone B290. They are quite good in terms of comfort, reliability and traction level, however, not as good at Turanza.
However, if your car's running is low and you are looking for something more economical then MRF ZVTS would be a good option.
Balaji Rameshvia Google
Dear Mr. Ramit Anand I am using Maruti A star (2012) and it travelled 48000 kms. I have the following queries requiring your guidance. 1. How to find out whether the tyres need replacement immediately or after six months. Some dealers advise immediate and some others sasy to replace after six more months. How to decide. 2. Which is the best upsize for best riding comfort and best road grip..? - a. without changing the rim and b. with change in rim size..? 3. Which is the best brand and model for the new tyres for best riding comfort and road grip (cost and mileage are secondary concerns)..? Thanks S. Balaji Ramesh from Chennai. Mail ID - firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile - 73388 52463Read More
Hello Mr. Balaji,
1. Tyres usually run good for 40,000-45,000 kms and require replacement post that. Also, you must replace tyres if they are older than 5 years. This is because tyres have a shelf life of around 5 years after which they lose the oils which are responsible for providing the grip.
This also hardens the rubber compound, decreasing grip levels. If you think that there is sufficient tread on the tyres, i.e more than 1.6mm deep and if the tyres are not older than 5 years then you could use them for a few more kms..max 1000 kms. But keeping safety in mind I'd say its best you replace them.
2. In same rim size the best upsize would be 165/80 R13 and in 14" rims you should go for 165/70 R14. These size would offer better road grip and improved braking, without hampering riding comfort.
3. Since budget is not much of your constraint, I'd say that you go for Michelin Energy XM2 tyre or Bridgestone Turanza AR20. Both these tyres offer superior grip and comfort. Ride comfort is a bit better in Michelin but Turanza AR20 is more durable to rough road conditions.
In case budget is not an issue and you want tyres that offer supreme ride comfort then you could go for Michelin Energy XM2 tyres. They are the best of the lot.
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