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Old 19th December 2016, 09:24   #271
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Since its time for tyre shopping, is it ok to fix different brand in one wheel when rest 3 tyres are of the same brand
As advised earlier, avoid having different brand tyres on same axle at least.

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(or may be keeping stock tyres at the front and change the rear tyres).
This option is better. Other option is to move spare apollo on rear wheel & buy new tyre as a spare. On the other hand, If buying 2 new tyres, install those on rear axle.

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Any suggestion which tyre should I go for?
Please check Duster thread in 'tyre and alloy wheel' section.

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Any idea by people more experienced here on what could've caused this?
Most likely due to low tyre pressure and/or some sharp object near a kerb.
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Old 23rd December 2016, 17:06   #272
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Exactly. I feel very fortunate that everyone was safe. In doing so I had put the lives of my friends in danger as well, and I did toss around in bed that night at the thought of it. And as I mentioned in the post itself, lesson learnt - I shouldn't have taken the risk of such high speeds a) at all; or at least b) especially under the circumstances (time of day, state of tyres).

Driving at 100% of the perceived limit of the car is not feasible for long distance highway cruising, it's best reserved for track days, with full precautions. That's the main lesson learnt actually. And quite a small price paid in exchange, all told.

I did think about other parts getting damaged as soon as I saw the ABS light after changing the wheels and getting into the driver's seat, so I gingerly checked the brakes multiple times in the service lane and checked for steering pulls in either direction; before sedately taking off from the location. The car has since been parked at a safe parking spot, and will not be driven at all until I find time to get it towed/safely driven to the service center (probably tomorrow or Wednesday).

Time to shop for tyres now - would be looking into the best available option for 175/65 R14's. Any pointers would be appreciated.
I had a Figo which was sold at 90000kms. It came with Good Year GT3 and the performance was quite bad. Since the running of my car was quite a lot, I wanted a tire which was lighter on my pocket. I went in for Kenda tires and trust me, the performance was far superior than any other budget tire. I changed to Kenda from GT3 at 40000 km and the tires had a good life even after covering 50000 km.

My other car is SX4 which has currently done 75000 km out of which the Stock JK tires went up to 45000 km. I opted for Nexen CP672 and never regretted it.

Both Nexen and Kenda are very good tires for the Indian conditions and work perfectly under all conditions. However, out of the two, Nexen is a better tire because of the silent drive it provides. Just wanted to share my opinion. Hope this helps.

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The tyre hasn't even breached 1000 kms and is less than 15 days old.
Which company do these tyres come from?
Even my car tyre developed 5 punctures after running only 3000kms. I had to get the tyre fixed and have swapped it with the stepney. The stock tyres are Goodyear in my case.
Have contacted Hyundai and have asked them to get the tyres replaced. Let's see what they can do.
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Old 5th June 2017, 11:32   #274
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Had my first tyre burst yesterday on the Mumbai Pune Expressway. Fortunately, it was not dramatic and I managed to steer the car to the left shoulder after slowing down.

My almost 10 year old Hyundai Getz had the first tyre change at around 50k kms. I had got the stock (stock in the sense, I had replaced the Goodyears by Bridgestone after taking delivery of the car) Bridgestone tyres replaced with Michelin XM1. These tyres gave absolutely no problems during their life. I don't even recall having more than 2 punctures in all their lifespan, which unfortunately exceeded their lifespan. They were now running for almost 66k kms. Tyres were worn out, though the grooves were still ok. The tyre change was long due and I was well aware regarding their condition, hence on an occasional highway trip, did not exceed 80kmph at all.

As bad luck would have it, on this trip the car was fully loaded with 4 adults and I had just got the air refilled on the first petrol pump on the expressway after already driving 50 kms. Another 50 kms later, just after the cricket stadium, I felt a wobble on the front left wheel, and I thought it was a puncture. Dropped speed and kept going slow in a straight line and at the first opportunity to move left, parked at the leftmost lane. On inspection I found that the tyre which had less air over the past 2-3 weeks, was blown out from the sidewalls and it was very hot to touch !!

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It was 8pm in the night and I was stranded on the expressway for the first time in 10 years. Had a spare tyre so within 15-20 mins, the tyre was changed (Got the opportunity to use the triangle red reflector for the first time). While this was going on a NHAI patrol van stopped to enquire whether I needed any assistance. I just thanked them for stopping and told them that the tyre was changed and I would be on my way. They left. After the tyre change, the car refused to start. It seems the battery died down for some reason. Called up Bajaj Allianz road side assistance, their lines were all busy and after 10-15 mins the operator tells me to send them my current location and they will send someone in 60 mins . Didnt bother sending them details, instead called the highway patrolling number (9822498224) and they send a patrolling team in 10-15 mins. The 2 patrolling people on the motorcycle offered to call a tow van, but I insisted they just give a push and help in getting the car started and if it doesn't work then call the tow van. They must have pushed just 10m and the car started again I must appreciate the response time of the highway patrol. Though I have heard horror stories regarding the same, I was lucky to get assistance quickly. After that it was an uneventful 25kms drive to reach home. On the way I got an earful about not changing the tyres on time, but to my credit, I always anticipated this and hence did not exceed 60-70kmph on the highway.

In all, everyone was safe, including the car, though it could have been much worse had I been speeding or if there was heavy downpour at the time the breakdown happened. Recalled some of the tips I had read on the forum and that helped me to just slow down in a straight line and not panic in such a situation. My strong advise would be to change your tyres within reasonable time and not take the risk of driving with worn out tyres especially on highways where the chances of accidents are higher and availability of road side assistance is lesser. Sometimes you may be lucky, most of the times, you may not be.

I am due to purchase a new car for a long time, was waiting for the GST roll out in July to put my money. Will be keeping the Getz as a second car for maybe 10k kms more for local commutes. I am looking to replace all 4 tyres immediately. Would appreciate some advice on which tyres I should go for considering I don't want to keep the car for over a year or two and don't want the absolute best the money can buy. Specs are 175/70 R13 82H

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Try Apollo Amazer - Will do well for your requirements. Reasonable price, No trouble upto 40k kms, comfort and performance are just average. But will do the service for your demand.
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I am due to purchase a new car for a long time, was waiting for the GST roll out in July to put my money. Will be keeping the Getz as a second car for maybe 10k kms more for local commutes. I am looking to replace all 4 tyres immediately. Would appreciate some advice on which tyres I should go for considering I don't want to keep the car for over a year or two and don't want the absolute best the money can buy. Specs are 175/70 R13 82H
Falken Sinceras are pretty okay. Cheap, grip and perform as decenly (or poorly whichever way you look at it) as michelin energys or yoko earth 1s and come with a 5 year warranty.
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Four of us were driving from Chikkamagaluru to Biruru at around 5.30AM last Monday. My colleague was driving and I was in the co-driver's seat. Exactly in front of Kadur Bus Stand, next to the gap in the median where buses enter/exit, there was a football sized, irregular shaped rock lying in the middle of the road. It was invisible until the last 50-60 feet.

My colleague tried to avoid it at the nth moment but couldn't. The sharp edge of the rock managed to hit the sidewall of the tyre with a loud thud and before we knew it, the front right tyre had lost all air.

With very little steering input and careful braking, we stopped a little ahead and replaced the punctured one with the stepney. The 185/65 R15 MRF ZVTV rubber of the Ertiga Zdi had barely run 10,000km .

Fortunately, neither the alloy, nor the underbody received a hit and remained unscathed.

What made the matter worse was the fact that the spare tyre, lying as it does at a slightly inaccessible location, was under inflated. I had my heart in the mouth for about a kilometre till we reached a petrol bunk and topped up the tyre.

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Soon after the hit, I had the presence of mind to locate a car wash ramp, park the car on it and thoroughly inspect the underbody for hits/damages .
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