What's The difference in Wearability?




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    Default What's The difference in Wearability?

    Just had a new set of tyres fitted all around. While at the tyre shop I was offered a range of off road suitable tyres, some around double the price of others.

    So when I asked, they told me it's because the twice as expensive ones will last twice as long.

    Don't really know if that's true, cos they were also trying to upsell me towards the more expensive ones. To be honest, just by looking at the tyres it was pretty hard to see why one would last a whole lot longer than the other.

    So, are there any knowledgeable people who could give a good explanation how one tyre will last longer than another, and if there is any way to know that looking at the tyre. Or, you just have to trust what the tyre shop guys are saying?

    BTW, although I need tyres that are good for off road when I'm doing that, probably 90% of my driving would be on tar seal.

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    Default Re: What's The difference in Wearability?

    They forgot to tell you it's the commission that lasts twice as long....
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    Default Re: What's The difference in Wearability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi 4x4 View Post
    So when I asked, they told me it's because the twice as expensive ones will last twice as long.
    that is a good one

    ask if they'll put that on paper

    I had a hugely expensive set of Cooper AT3's that lasted half as long as our Hankooks and were twice as expensive. And were more noisy, rubbish in the wet and got more punctures.
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    Default Re: What's The difference in Wearability?

    Thanks good to know. I went cheaper end, maybe that was the right choice.

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