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Naresh Luthravia Google

I am planning to change the tyres of my old Santro Xing ... At present, it is having normal tube tyres... What dealer recommended was i could use the tubeless tyres using the same rim ...they are more safe and cheaper ...\\n\\nSecondly i could use the tube and the tubeless tyre it won\\\'t be an issue ...if i want to use tube with it ...\\n\\nIs his recommendation correctly ...\\n\\nWhat you suggest which one i go for without hurting my pocket and gives me best value for money .. I don\\\'t drive much ...

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Hi Naresh,

Since your last name and question is same as that of Ms Seema Luthra, I am assuming you guys are related and hence would say the same that that I said to her.

You can very well go for tubeless tyres. In fact, they are more convenient, as they do not lose air pressure instantly on getting punctured and allow you to drive your car for some time so that you could reach nearest repair shop. Tubeless tyres are also light in weight and hence make the steering feel a bit lighter.

Avoid using tube in a tubeless tyre. This defeats the entire purpose of using tubeless tyres.

Lastly, even if you don't drive much, you must not compromise on the quality of the tyres as they form the first line of defence in your car.

I would suggest that you go for Bridgestone Firestone FR500 tyre for your Santro. It is an excellent tyre; offers superior wey and dry grip, is quite durable over rough tarmac and offers long tread life along with good ride comfort.

In case you want something economical then go for MRF ZSLK. These are silica based tyres and offer good wet and dry grip with long tread life. 

Regards

S Lvia Google

I want to change my tyres ... Santro Xing ... They are tube tyres ... When i asked the dealer.. he said one can go for tubeless tyres using the same rim ... Secondly he told we could use the tubeless tyres with tube and it would work perfectly fine ... Is he correct what he said ... or i need to use only tube tyres as it previously came fitted with it ...\\nSecondly which one to go for ...which is cheap and good ... I don\\\'t drive much ...

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Hello S L,

You can very well go for tubeless tyres. In fact, they are more convenient, as they do not lose air pressure instantly on getting punctured and allow you to drive your car for some time so that you could reach nearest repair shop. Tubeless tyres are also light in weight and hence make the steering feel a bit lighter.

Avoid using tube in a tubeless tyre. This defeats the entire purpose of using tubeless tyres.

Lastly, even if you don't drive much, you must not compromise on the quality of the tyres as they form the first line of defence in your car.

I would suggest that you go for Bridgestone Firestone FR500 tyre for your Santro. It is an excellent tyre; offers superior wey and dry grip, is quite durable over rough tarmac and offers long tread life along with good ride comfort.

In case you want something economical then go for MRF ZSLK. These are silica based tyres and offer good wet and dry grip with long tread life. 

Regards

 

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

Ulhas Kulkarnivia Google

Recommend tyre for my SANTRO XING four wheeler

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Hi Ulhas,

Take a look at the MRF ZVTS. These are hard compound rubber but last a long time.

https://tyres.cardekho.com/mrf/zvts/155-70-r13-75t-tubeless

If you don't drive much, then spending a little more on a set of Falken Sincera will give you better grip and less road noise. The difference will be noticeable instantly compared to the MRF at the cost of a shorter life.

https://tyres.cardekho.com/falken/sincera-sn835/155-70-r13-75h-tubeless

--Mahesh

Ravi Chandravia Google

What is the best tube less tyre for santro xing g plus

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Hello Ravi,

Go for Michelin Energy XM2 or Bridgestone Turanza AR20 tyres for your Santro. Turanza would be a better option if your usage will be over rough or unpaved roads as they are more durable than Michelin.

Regards

Ash

I use a Hyundai Santro Xing (2012 model). The car is mainly driven on highways with not very good road-surfaces. Recently, I noticed the front tyres on my car with uneven tyre wear on one-side. I took the car to the repair shop where I was told to replace the tyres because they are worn out due to improper wheel alignment. I wanted to know if it is really necessary to replace the tyres?

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A car that is being driven with misaligned wheels tends to ‘eat’ the rubber and causes uneven tyre wear. Driving a tyre with an uneven wear pattern will greatly reduce steering response- the car will tend to ‘pull away’ which will eventually be of great concern to you as a driver. It is advised that you replace the tyres asap (stick with the same tyre size and rating as before); get the wheel-alignment done and also have front suspension components such as tie rods and ball joints etc., checked

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