jonceebee wrote:rm0rgan wrote:jonceebee wrote:Just ordered 2 Conti's for front wheels to be fitted next week.The car just reached 21k miles in 31 month driving. The dealer said the rears are ok for up to another 12k miles or so, I am happy with that and although the Nexus tyres look good value I am a believer in buying quality first.
I got 42,000 out of my Conti rears so you should get another 22k out of yours at least!
Out of interest, which part of the Nexen quality were you unhappy with? You'll be surprised to learn they beat the Conti's in 4 out of the 6 main test criteria on the tyre reviews website, and were beaten by only 1% or 2 % points on the other...
I am not making any criticism of Nexan tyres, just a great believer in the quality of Conti's or Michelin tyres. I suppose it goes back to my working days of company cars where I did 30k plus miles every year for over 30 years. The company always insisted either Conti or Michelin tyres were fitted, and in all those years only ever had one puncture, good mileage and felt safe with them.
Yup - my company cars also had to have Conti/Michelin tyres fitted as the leasing company insisted on OEM tyres being fitted - when you look into that relationship, you'll find there is a commercial incentive given by the OEM tyre manufacturer to have their tyres fitted to the car and this is really where the marketing kicks in - it gives an air of quality to the buyers and I'd raise an eyebrow at budget tyres being fitted to a new car - that said, I see Hankook are fitted to a lot of premium cars now and they 'used' to be perceived as a budget brand as did Yokohama (now standard fit on many high end sports cars!).