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Old 2nd January 2010, 22:12   #16
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See Michellins for that matter most of the imported brands have softer sidewall compared to apna desi makes, so they are prone to damage.

But is this "known" issue taken as granted by the manufacturer who sell these tires at a higher price and then leave the buyer at lurch when problems arise?

Recently a colleague lost a week old Yoko A drive's, to BLR city roads! and he had to replace it, only thing the dealer offered him, the new piece was given at cost price.
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Sir, by softer do you mean 'weaker' or 'more flexible'?
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As per my understanding the term "Softer" here is used to describe the tyre compound. Most of the imported (or should I say non-Indian) brands use softer compound for better road grip. These work absolutely fine on well paved roads, which you find in most of the US, European countries. However on pot-hole ridden Indian roads the sidewalls take the brunt & most of these tyres fail in this area.
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