I am due for new set of tires, The current ones lasted 40k miles and are Bridgestone. I got a quote today from a local vendor WHEEL WORKS THAT SELLS FELKON TIRES) that was half the price of Bridgstone and other leading brands.
Do you think it is worth to try the least expensive ones.
I don't know what to look for intires.Is it worth to pay the double price for a leading brand?
The construction guys I know buy the cheap tires. They usually fail to too many nail holes or other road hazards long before they wear out. If you buy a lot of tires I would try one set to see how they ride.
The ones that i was quoted have high load rating (E) are made from 10 ply, and are rated for 1 ton. All that said they cost $90 VS Michellen taht is $180.00 I think there must be a difference, it can't be double the price just for the brand name.
I don't know...
Knock on wood, in 15 years of driving i only had 1 flat tire.
We run two 1 ton service trucks that weigh about 8500 pounds and have for 15 years. I've bought a lot of tires during that time - always 10 ply.
The problem we have had with cheap tires is that they shread, usually at speed on the freeway and usually at the worst possible time. I've been buying Michelins because they last 60K miles, ride nice and don't shread.
But they are expensive - very expensive. To try to cut the cost, I recently put a set of Yokahamas on one of the trucks. The tire guy says they're good performers and they cost less than the Michelins. 10K miles so far, they ride nice and haven't shreaded yet.
The Hankooks that came stock on my truck look like they will make 60K miles as well, but the ride quality is poor. At least they didn't shread.
I have 12 ply on my Faults truck. We've always used 12 ply with our 4WD vehicles, even with the old 2 litre truck I used to drive. Chains are prevalent here during the winter, Dunlop tires here seem to work well.
Worn shocks can also be a tire killer. Some factory shocks are such poor quality that they do not do the job. The tires then end up doing the job of absorbing the reverberations caused by road imperfections instead of the shocks. It beats the heck out of the tires and the money out of your wallet.