@ saishibu, recenlty I caught TASS morons , they charged and mentioned in the bill about the' tyre rotation done'. But It was not done.
They can really spoil Tatas reputation due their laziness. they seems to be just unaware of engineering related to the wheels.
@350 z, which is your brand, and which one you are likely to for?
From my personal experience; depends on the rubber type of the tyre. For example on a combined city-highway travel profile (70%-30%) in India, normal MRFs would last about 48 to 50K kms, however softer rubber tyres (more grip, lesser noise ones like Michelin, Yoko etc.) generally last 38-42K kms.
There would be variations off course depending upon roads, tyre age and driving style, but this has been my experience till now.
In that case, my experience when I see lot of my relatives who live in town side where they have mixed driving into nearby villages,within the town and some times to city and most of them use MRF or Good year
Car: Zen Estilo 2007
Tyres: Earlier, MRF (stock) and changed to Michelin last year (Aug) - XM1+.
Kms Done: On MRF around 58K KMS.
Reason for change: Completed 4 years and ideally one should change tyres at/around 4 years.
Experience on MRF / Michelin: MRF tyres were good and I thought they were better tyres but when I switched to Michelin. I experienced diffenent type of comfort and breacking distance reduced significantely.
There’s no hard and fast rule that the tyres should be changed after 4 Years. However, it’s better to swap if they show signs of ageing. At most the tyres can be used upto 8 to 10 Years if in acceptable condition. Mine still have a fair amount of tread left but I don’t want to risk with them any further considering their age.
I changed my Alto Lxi (Jun 2005) MRF zvts tyres after 50,800 kms and after 7 years.
Reason for change - actually I felt like tyres slipped on breaking couple of times and hence changed. Even I saw some life still left in the tyres but doesn't want to take chance that too in breaking. Showroom guy suggested that it can go for another 4-5k kms.