How Long Did Your Car’s Tyres Last?


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:lol!:@fusion_defusion, it seems , tires are living by its name.Tornado

75kkm is unbelievable, only ' taxi premium yokohama' were known for such running.

Can you please give brief account of driving style, roads , rotations, loads, punctures , ride comfort, driving comfort , braking etc.
This exactly was the reaction when I got my tyre puncture serviced at the bridgestone agency at chandni chowk. He said these tyres give up after 40k-50k kms, how come they have been so nice to you[surprise]

Well I do not cross 80kmph most of the times, when I am in a good mood I even drive at 55kmph or 60kmph. The terrain is mostly highways on week days and city roads in weekends. Ofcourse, right now the ride quality in terms of sound is bad, too much tyre noise when at 80kph. Quality in terms of driveablity is ok if not good. Braking distance has increased but not that bad to call it risky.

If JK guarantees that you will get same amount of mileage if you change to tornado again, I will have no second thoughts and buy them again [:)]. I can live up with the road noise. Things should be easy on the pocket.
 
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+ 1 Fusion for your views, Yes they really give good mileage and tread worn out is slow compared to others, but they are bit noisy and bumpy at times.
 
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As Akash had mentioned it depends on the road you travel, i would change any tyres roughly at 45-50K and this if for personal safety, satisfaction and peace of mind

And its always michellin for its durability and outright perfomance or Yokohama with almost the same features but with one more feature VFM

Eager to know how does ZLO's from MRF perfom [thinking]
 
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Today only I realized that my rear right tyre is getting eaten up from the outer side. Tyre shop person said, contact TASS as it is not issue with tyre but something to do with either suspension or something under. Now I am very much worried. [cry]
 
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Wheel alignment and balancing was done at 15000 KM and now it is 20000 KM old. I have taken an appointment of next friday with TASS. But I have to crunch 600 KM before that. I am worried that it will do more damage to tyres. [frustration]. Lets see. waiting eagerly for next friday.
 
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If there is a problem what is wrong to visit TASS !! before the schedule. Before that I suggest you to visit a good wheel alignment and balancing guy and discuss with him on this problem and if required check the status of the WA & WB instantly
 
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Car: 2008 Swift DZire VDi (Now Sold)

OE crapy JK Tornados
Size: 165/80/14
Lasted for 45K kms

Later changed to Bridgestone Potenza GIIIs
Size: 185/70/14.
Sold the car @76K kms (i.e 31K kms after changing the tyres in our hand and the thread seems to last for some 30k kms more[:)])
 
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My driver side rear tyre got punctured last month , first punctre in eight months /18000 km .puncture guy removed 5 nails from the same tyre, repaired the tubeless punctures. And filled in normal air as he didn't had nitrogen. My remaining tyres contain nitrogen.

At the time of fourth servicing(20500 km) at NAW PUNE, the SA told me that the tyres will be rotated as it is important to do so. And wrote so on the job card.
In the bill ,they have mentioned that the tyre rotation is done but no charges areapplicable as it is free (labour ) servicing.

Today I came to Sangli, for personal work, as it was going to be long drive, I decided to deflate the air filled tyre and fillup nitrogen. When I reached there, I remembered that tyres have been rotated, The problem was , how to identify the air filled tyre? Then I remembered that It is the lone tyre with punctre repair marks on it. I started searching for it ,but couldn't find one. Suddenly , to my horror, I found all five punctre marks on the same tyre i.e. driver side rear one!!!.

I couldn't control my emotions, [gun]hence posted immediately here, to who else I can disclose my car related sorrows?
Today, I went to NAW TASS, with' tyre rotation fraud' problem .The concerned SA was unavailable.

Then I headed towards tire rotation fraud, she agreed, got the tyres rotated, and told me that wheel balancing was not done at the time of servicing , only alignment was done hence got the balencing done also.

I told her that during my school days, whenever our teacher use to catch a lie, he use give a tight slap, the worker and SA deserves similar treatment.
@ Rudolf, It was the 'puncture repaired ' tyre which exposed the tyre rotation fraud done by NAW TASS .
The puncture repaired tyre was fitted at the driverside rear wheel prior to TASS visit (for tyre rotation and servicing), I found it at the same location after the TASS (tyre rotation) visit.[roll]

When TATAS (lady)called up me for feed back , I told them that TASS men are fraudand lie.
So she finally asked me what rating will be given by me for the TASS Service? I asked her to enlighten me on, how to rate fraud and lie.[angry]
She was speechless thereafter.
These are qoutes dragged from my tata car ownership thread.

@dharmes I agree with Gurrala, you must visit WAWB specialist shop before you visit T-FASS, the morons there are likely dispose of the problem without any solutions and lot of bluffs.
 
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Car model: Maruti Swift VDI
Stock Tyres: Crappy JK Tornado 165/80R14
Tyres Changed at KMs: 67770 Km
Reason for change: Tire life is over after 2.5 Years
New Tyres installed: Michelin XM2 185/70R14
Experience with new tyres: Better than my old set.I hope that my next Car would be wearing Michelin or Yokohama.
 
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