Expensive Tires Aren't Always Worth It

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Do expensive tires perform better? Are expensive tires worth the additional cost? AAA recently performed a study with 12 different all-season tires, in two different price categories, for two different vehicles. A 2017 Ford F-150 and a 2017 Toyota Camry were selected for the test since they are the most popular passenger cars and light trucks, representative of what many people are driving. Each car had six different tires were tested, and each tires had two sets: one brand new, and one set worn down to 4/32nds.

The results they found are fascinating, as price is not the leading factor in which determines whether or not a tire will perform well in the wet (new or worn), even among competing tires within the same category. There were large variations among the individual tires, and to make the best decision when purchasing tires, it's ideal to look up information on the individual tires you are considering. Some higher cost tires proved to be worth it, while others didn't perform as well as lower cost tires. Check out the video for full details!

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  • I'm laughing that you are using a) all season tires and 2) an F150 and a Camry to test "performance tires". Seriously guys? How are you defining performance, how long you can see tread? Bet that 150 corners like a dream...

    3 months ago
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  • Michelin’s are just better than anything else for light trucks and suvs . Everyone that has an suv or crossover ( every other car in the USA ) that isn’t wearing Michelins I think either you couldn’t afford them or you didn’t know better. Even Mercedes drivers are miffed that they are have to keep lesser perillis on them for various Mercedes reasons

    3 months ago
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  • "AAA recently performed a study with 12 different all-season tires, in two different price categories, for two different vehicles". I don't know what kind of useless brands you have in USA, but in Europe it's no question that there's a huge difference between the cheap brands and the proper brands (Continental, Michelin, Nokian and Pirelli). No, tje proper brands are not equal nor are they necessarily the best in each test, but overall they win year after year. Oh, and by the way, so called all season tyres are no good. They suck during both summer and winter. But they make a cool sound, which is good for car chases in Hollywood.

    3 months ago
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  • every since i got 17s on my corolla i have mostly used Toyos (they came with a set of toyos when i bought the rims) at one point when i had bugger all money i bought a cheap brand, but all the range driving i was doing for work made me realise how much better the toyos were, before i changed to the heap tyres the toyos where nearly showing the belt they were that bald yet i could still drive down the range in the wet no issues, with the cheap ones they would lose traction in the dry while not even half worn! both toyo and the cheap brand were directional tyres, needles to say after that experience i have always bought toyos, other things i noticed, better acceleration without spinning wheels in the wet, better stopping distance without skidding (wet or dry), more km's, from my experience better tyres cost more but are worth it!

    3 months ago
  • In my cars I only use Pirelli.

    3 months ago

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