Originally Posted by Tornado
How many sets of tyres you replaced till date? and I would like to read their review too.
my car have 14 inch 175/70/r14 tyres. new rapidand top model of older version comes with 185/65/r15.
1st set (Apollo accelers):-
stock tyres was Apollo acceleres. at that time my father was using the car. we only did balancing and alignment till 30000 km. and only did once at 15k and 30k. i used these tires for 53000 km
. i think i strached these tyres for 3000 km. we didnt done balancing and alignment that why tyre started giving problems very early at 50000 km. i think if we had done everything on time then tyre would have last for 60000 km.
apollo accelers was soft tyres. tyre noise is very less. handling and braking was also good. it only had one problem that tyres was getting punctured at every 500 km , this started at 30 k km. i complete 1000 km in a week so it was pain for me, then i decided to try diffrent brand. 2nd set (Bridgestone b250):-
I was not familier with anything rather than bridgestone,michline, and apollo. apollo was out due to puncture issues. i dont do racing or never felt that tyre should be of high permorce so decided to buy normal tyres of reputated brand. i went to shop asked them about cotation of bridgstone tyres. i finalised b290 at 4200 per tyre in mehta tyres pune. he sent his person to godown to bring tyres but he mistakely toke b250 from godown. i was already getting late so decided to fit them. these costed me 4000 rs pertyre with all fitting and alignment charges.
b250 are made to last longer. it have good grip on the road. good braking. i have done 48000 km on b250 but there is lot of life left in the tyre. this time i did alignment and balncing on proper time with wheel rotation. i also flipped tyres for one time. i though tyres need to be replaced soon, but when i went to alignment the technician said that tyres still have life for 15000-20000 km. even i checked lwt, there is lot of time to worn out lwt(LAST WEAR THREAD).
One big advantage of b250 is tyres dont gate puncture easily. i only had two punctures in same tyre. these were also done by punture shop at night when car was parked in open parking in shirdi.other that this there is no puncture in other tyres even after 48000 km.
i will change thse tyres at 65000 km
. i have b290 in my mind these are upgraded model of b250. as i already have good experiace with b250.