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Old 19th January 2015, 20:18   #46
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5000 premium for Hankook over Goodyear? Worth it?
Do check for the prices locally once.

Overall looking at your usage pattern which is low, Good Year wrangler will do the job.
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Old 20th January 2015, 02:16   #47
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Local prices are about 10 percent higher than the online prices.
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Old 20th January 2015, 12:48   #48
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Pictures of my BS Potenzas. These have done more than 30,000 KM. Not sure of exact KM's, but were put somewhere in 2008/09.

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The tyre in the last pic has a manufacturing date of the last week of july 2010. The tyres are clearly beginning to age, hence the surface cracks. Time to go for a new set of shoes as this rubber is no longer supple and soft.
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Took the plunge and got 4 Falken ZIEX ZE-912 Tubeless tyres locally.
Size: P 225/65R 17 102H

https://www.changemytyre.com/Car/Tyr...leID=156Falken ZIEX ZE-912 Tubeless

They look great and drive feels re reassuringly grippy.

On close examination, I realized I was an idiot that I did not change the tyres sooner. The aging on the old tyres is scary!
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I posted photos of my tyres above.
What do I do with the old tyres after I replace them with the new ones?
Is there any resale values for those in the current condition?
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I posted photos of my tyres above.
What do I do with the old tyres after I replace them with the new ones?
Is there any resale values for those in the current condition?
Resale for older ones is barely any. Expect around 1k in total for 4 tyres.

Looking at the condition of your tyres, I would advise you to change them right away.
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Car - Ford Figo Zxi 2010 model (Petrol)
Odo - Almost 50000 km

No puncture problems yet but ASC recommended tyre change while servicing with the following report:

LF - Tread depth - 1.5 mm, brake pad thickness - 7.5mm
RF - Tread depth - 1.8 mm, brake pad thickness - 7.5mm
LR - Tread depth - 2.5 mm, brake pad thickness - 3.5mm
RR - Tread depth - 3.0 mm, brake pad thickness - 3.5mm

I have not yet decided on changing, but would like to know if the above report calls for an immediate change or I can run for few thousand kms more, considering I am planning some long drives in this month.

Further, if I have to get a new tyre, which brand is recommended?

ASC recommended Goodyear available at ASC with an offer of approx 16k for 4 tyres!!
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Car - Ford Figo Zxi 2010 model (Petrol)
Odo - Almost 50000 km

No puncture problems yet but ASC recommended tyre change while servicing with the following report:

LF - Tread depth - 1.5 mm, brake pad thickness - 7.5mm
RF - Tread depth - 1.8 mm, brake pad thickness - 7.5mm
LR - Tread depth - 2.5 mm, brake pad thickness - 3.5mm
RR - Tread depth - 3.0 mm, brake pad thickness - 3.5mm

I have not yet decided on changing, but would like to know if the above report calls for an immediate change or I can run for few thousand kms more, considering I am planning some long drives in this month.

Further, if I have to get a new tyre, which brand is recommended?

ASC recommended Goodyear available at ASC with an offer of approx 16k for 4 tyres!!
I was wondering why ASC was recommending you to change tires, then I saw the last line.
Have a visual check and decide if the tires need replacement like cracks, thread wear indicator , un-even wear.

I would go for Yokahama/Michellin/Continental for better comfort and ride quality.
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Yaa, lot of recommendations generally come with such last lines Hence, I avoided any immediate reaction.

While checking the report, I saw the ASC report recommending tyre change below tread depth of 3 mm so am slightly confused though I understand the recommendations are generally on conservative side only.

Anyways, I will try checking those cracks and wear and then lets see what to do!!

At least nothing to panic!!
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I have done 41k on my XUV and the tyres seem to be in decent condition. I haven't had a single puncture till date. What's the recommended interval to change the tyres? The threadings on the tyres seem very neat even now. Pls advice
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No puncture problems yet but ASC recommended tyre change while servicing with the following report:

LF - Tread depth - 1.5 mm, brake pad thickness - 7.5mm
RF - Tread depth - 1.8 mm, brake pad thickness - 7.5mm
LR - Tread depth - 2.5 mm, brake pad thickness - 3.5mm
RR - Tread depth - 3.0 mm, brake pad thickness - 3.5mm
Do you do tyre rotation? I don't see even wear in threads on all 4 tyres. Left front seems low whereas the right rear seems ok.

Also it looks like the left side is more loaded than the right side. Tyre (Thread depth) wear seems to be more on left as thread depth is less on the left side as compared to the right side.

Since it is 5 years old, do look for cracks on the tyre surface. If they are too many then you need to change.

I don't see much running on your car so you can keep the tyres for a bit longer time provided the tyre looks fine upon close inspection.

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Further, if I have to get a new tyre, which brand is recommended?
Michelin or Yokohama. The best in business. If not Bridgestone!

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I have done 41k on my XUV and the tyres seem to be in decent condition. I haven't had a single puncture till date. What's the recommended interval to change the tyres? The threadings on the tyres seem very neat even now. Pls advice
A few pictures of the tyre would help!

Which year is the car bought? If all the thread wear sends even on all 4 tyres without no issues during the drive then I don't think you should go for a change.

Regular alignment and Balancing prolongs life of the tyres along with tyre pressure maintenance.

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Pictures of my BS Potenzas. These have done more than 30,000 KM. Not sure of exact KM's, but were put somewhere in 2008/09.

I noticed that are some cracks now.
Code on the tyre says '3110' which means it was manufactured sometime between 2nd to 8th August, 2010.

The cracks on the tyre too say that it is time to change. Don't they feel hard?

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Took the plunge and got 4 Falken ZIEX ZE-912 Tubeless tyres locally.
Great!

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I posted photos of my tyres above.
What do I do with the old tyres after I replace them with the new ones?
Is there any resale values for those in the current condition?
1000-1500 bucks for all 4 tyres maximum.

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Car - Ford Figo Zxi 2010 model (Petrol)
Odo - Almost 50000 km

No puncture problems yet but ASC recommended tyre change while servicing with the following report:

LF - Tread depth - 1.5 mm, brake pad thickness - 7.5mm
RF - Tread depth - 1.8 mm, brake pad thickness - 7.5mm
LR - Tread depth - 2.5 mm, brake pad thickness - 3.5mm
RR - Tread depth - 3.0 mm, brake pad thickness - 3.5mm
On an average a new tyre has 8 mm tread depth and a max service life / warranty period of 5 years ( Goodyear / Yokohama / Bridgestone ) while for Indian brands the same is 3 years. Regardless of the manufacturer in your case, I think it's time you change her shoes, at least 2 of them.
Tyres are the last thing on a car that you should look to squeeze the maximum out of. As the rubber ages and tread depth decreases they no longer handle the stress levels and heat dissipation the same way as when the rubber is more supple and pliant.
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Checked the tread depth visually and the wear and cracks. Thought of also posting the pics of four tyres taken today.

As per advice and after seeing the depth very carefully and comparing the same with some other newer tyres in the workshop today, planning to change it immediately after returning from my trip to Hampi on 28th!!

The drive from here to Hampi is around 350-400 km and planning to drive from tomorrow morning and back on 28th afternoon. Any specific precautions while on road considering this tyre condition?
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Checked the tread depth visually and the wear and cracks. Thought of also posting the pics of four tyres taken today.

The drive from here to Hampi is around 350-400 km and planning to drive from tomorrow morning and back on 28th afternoon. Any specific precautions while on road considering this tyre condition?
Looking at the pictures it is dangerous.

The first picture is suicidal, be careful and not to overinflate or underinflate.

Keep pressure maintained and speeds under 100 kmph. Avoid potholes so as to avoid a tyre burst.
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