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Question DetailsAsked on 5/19/2013

what is the best auto tire

best wear

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Personal opinion only - I swear by Goodyears. In 5 lifetime vehicles, we have never had a tire failure (other than nail punctures) or uneven wear problem, other than a few nail punctures have never had one lose more than 2 psi a year in pressure, and have never (on pickups and SUV's) had a set last less than 50,000 miles. I have one set of 8 ply tires on a pickup that have 60,000 miles and are only about 50% worn, and have NEVER had air added in about 15 years (low annual milege vehicle - it sits a lot), and another set of Goodyear OEM summer use only tires that after 10 years and about 35,000 miles use are only 1/2 worn through and have absolutely no uneven wear.

I run aggressive tread 6 to 8 ply mud and snow tires (though not huge-tread off-roadders) so the added tread of course gives longer wear, and also protects better against road hazards, pothole damage, etc.

Of course, proper tire inflation is ultra-important - if you do not run the correct tire pressure for the vehicle weight, then it does matter what brand you have - you will have uneven wear and premature failure.

One brand I personally would not buy, from commercial use experience, is Goodrich - they seem to delaminate and crack way too easy, cut easily, and seem to develop sidewall blisters easily too. I worked on one construction job where I set the jobsite record of 4 flats in one day, and averaged over 1 per day for 3 months, driving only about 100 miles a day on rockk surfaced road. The contractor's tire guy was repairing dozens of flat tires a day. I convinced them to swap from Goodrich to Goodyears, and it dropped to about 1-2 flats a month per vehicle.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD




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