Another thing to consider is if the tire is a big box store "rebrand" of a tire, like a Michelin or Goodrich. I never had issues with bad belts in tires until I bought brand name tires from a big box retailer.
Dan Sent from my iPad > On Jul 27, 2015, at 8:59 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote: > > Unfortunately I think tire quality can vary significantly between sizes, as > well as manufacturer date, so (insert brand name here) tires with the same > model name can perform at opposite ends of the quality spectrum, if they are > different sizes, made on different days, made by different plants, etc. > > User reviews should be highly discounted as biased to either extreme, in my > opinion. > > Another complication: makers stop offering a particular model before you can > buy replacement tires, because the first set lasts so long! > > In the end, I think buying tires is like rolling the dice. I try to pay a > low price, but each set needs to be judged on its merits. > > I do agree that Michelin tires tend to have higher quality and last longer, > but in my experience they become too slick and noisy long before the tread is > worn out, and I value traction above all else, followed by noise. > -- > Max Dillon > Charleston SC > '87 300TD > '95 E300 > >> On July 27, 2015 8:28:56 AM EDT, Mitch Haley via Mercedes >> <email@example.com> wrote: >> >> >> After 30k miles the Altimax HP on the Olds are doing fine. >> They don't stick like they did 7 years ago though. Back then >> the car couldn't spin the front tires no matter what. Now it >> happens any time I give it more than 1/2 throttle from a standing >> start. >> >> Bought a used Taurus in 2001 with fairly new Continental touring >> tires on it. Over the nest few years and 30k miles, all four of >> them came apart. >> >> When I bought tires for the 210 4Matic wagon, I wanted to get >> Continental >> DWS, which were some of the best 'all season' snow tires at Tire Rack. >> There were enough belt failure reviews on the web that I ended up >> buying >> General G-Max instead. No problems to note so far, but I was surprised >> at how easy it was to kick the tail out the first time I drove it >> in the snow with the brand new 'all season' Generals on it. > > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com