Brand Name Tires Size

I need to vent on this one, yesterday while we were doing an alignment I have noticed the rear tires on a M3, down below looks super skinny.

What gives?

I decided to take a measuring tape to the face of a bunch of tires surfaces area.  I have taken measurements on the 5 brands pictured in here, Michelin, Pirelli,  Bridgestone, Continental and Yokohama. You be the judge to see how much you, the client getting cheated by the big fancy (profitable?) tire companies.

The Michelin on the M3 barely passed the 210 millimeters, should be 265 mm. We were doing a very late X5 with the usual staggered fitment rear ones should be on that Pirelli  315 mm. Look at the tape measure barely shows 255 mm. I get upset at this, someone is cheating in here big rubber is doing some funny business.

This is like you order a pound of cold cuts at your grocery store, and they give you 300 grams, what a heck? How many of your tire people will know which tire will give you the widest patch, especially at the chain retail.

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We have compared several brand name tires, by size, with photos next to each other. Tire sizes diameters and widths are different, you need to be careful with your selection as you can see it above.

Visit our brand name tire comparison web page and make your informed decision. We already made ours.

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Tire Care

Every tire tells a story, well this one needs no comment I think. This one has been driven all the way until complete delamination.

destroyed tireDelaminated Tire

Never mind it has been deflated severely, and  it has been completely ignored as the picture shows. Complete carcass failure is the result of zero care of this tire.

overused tiresOverused Tires

Tires are one of the most essential purchases you ever going to make for your car. Choose carefully, price and brand name usually provides an expected quality in most cases, in some instances this theory may not hold that well.

Tire care is essential if you don’t want to get stranded or towed.

Conventional radial tires are resilient to a point, except if they are under inflated. That will destroy the flexible frame of the tire, which depending on the material, perhaps made from nylon or steel or high performance applications Kevlar or any combination of the above.

Run flat tires are less prone to sudden tire failure due to stiffer sidewall construction, this is why more and more manufacturers choosing them on modern late model high end automobiles.

Never rely on visual inflation check on run flat tires, since they will not reveal if they are under inflated as usually clearly visible on conventional radial tires.

Tires should be regularly inspected and inflated cared for especially before and during the summer as heat generated by the tires friction with the hot road surface will highlight any flaws in the short term.

We recommend the best product in our experience for your fine automobile based on decades of experience and know how.

yokohama parada

The above Yokohama Parada tire next to an entry level “budget”  tire are the same in size, same width by the numbers, but as you can see they are not the same. Which tire give you more rubber for your money? Take a look at to the above photo and you decide.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

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Brand name tires comparison