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Which Tyre is the best for Indian Climate throughout the Year.

Give Score: Out-Standing(6) Excellent(5) very good(4) good(3) average(2) poor(1)

JK

Michelin

Apollo

Bridgestone

MRF

CEAT

Yokohama

Goodyear

Grip & Stability on wet road

Grip & Stability on dry and dusty road

Response to Braking on wet Road

Response of Braking on dry and dusty road

Lowest Wear and Tear

Shelf Life and Immunity to climate changes

Place of Manufacture (Important)

Scoring by Experience

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My preference will be Brigdestone MY02, Potenza GIII & Yokohama S Drive. I just love these 3 tyres.

My Punto has Bridgestone MY02 since December 2013 and planning change my Palio S10’s tyres to Potenza GIII or S drive (if available in 185 65 14) profile.

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Grip & Stability on wet road

JK Michelin AApollo Bridgestone MRF CEAT Yokohama Goodyear

Grip & Stability on dry and dusty road

JK Michelin AApollo Bridgestone MRF CEAT Yokohama Goodyear

Response to Braking on wet Road

JK Michelin AApollo Bridgestone MRF CEAT Yokohama Goodyear

Response of Braking on dry and dusty road

JK Michelin AApollo Bridgestone MRF CEAT Yokohama Goodyear

Lowest Wear and Tear

JK Michelin AApollo Bridgestone MRF CEAT Yokohama Goodyear

Shelf Life and Immunity to climate changes

JK Michelin AApollo Bridgestone MRF CEAT Yokohama Goodyear

Place of Manufacture (Important)

JK Michelin AApollo Bridgestone MRF CEAT Yokohama Goodyear

Scoring by Experience

JK Michelin AApollo Bridgestone MRF CEAT Yokohama Goodyear

Give scores for each make from Excellent to poor in six steps. (for Tubeless R14 to R16 )

Expecting valuable replies

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Grip & Stability on wet road

Michelin >Yokohama > Bridgestone > Goodyear > Apollo > MRF > CEAT > JK

Grip & Stability on dry and dusty road

Michelin >Yokohama > Bridgestone > Goodyear > Apollo > MRF > CEAT > JK

Response to Braking on wet Road

Michelin >Yokohama > Bridgestone > CEAT > Apollo > Goodyear > MRF > JK

Response of Braking on dry and dusty road

Michelin >Yokohama > Bridgestone > CEAT > Apollo > Goodyear > MRF > JK

Lowest Wear and Tear

MRF = JK = CEAT = Bridgestone > Goodyear > Apollo >Yokohama = Michelin

Shelf Life and Immunity to climate changes

Yokohama > Michelin > MRF = JK = CEAT = Bridgestone = Goodyear = Apollo

Scoring by Experience

Michelin/Yokohama = 6/6

Goodyear/ Bridgestone = 4/6

MRF/CEAT/JK = 3/6

Apollo = 3.5/6

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My personal views, (Based on regular usage)

Michelin = Soft compound tyre. Excellent grip and outstanding performance in wet road conditions. Superb braking and minimal road noise. Proper tyre pressure, balanced and aligned wheels and timely tyre rotation will give you a decent 55000 km mixed usage. The soft compound makes the drive-ability easy and minimizes steering effort. The only major drawback is weak side wall protection. The sidewalls very thin and are prone to get damaged in side impacts.

Bridgestone = Its an all rounder !!! Also easy on pocket. Potenza range is premium and comparable to Michelin and Yokohama.

Goodyear = I had these as OE tyres hence quality was a bit low. But recently I have bought Dura Plus series for our Punto. I am satisfied with them. Grip is good but there is noticeable road noise.

Apollo = These tyres have improved a lot over time. Alnac and Accelere are very good tyres from apollo. In muddy and slush tarmac, these tyres really need some improvement. We have put Acceleres on our Fiat Uno.

MRF/JK/CEAT = Long lasting. They work decently upto 70000 kms. Easy on budget and readily available.

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Thank you all for the posts. Yesterday bought all four tyres for my Punto. (The original JK tyre ran a grand 30K kms but had gone thru punctures, some due to my negligence also like low air pressure). I opted for Bridgestone as a vey old dealer in Mumbai suggested Bridgestone. He says on experience that Michelin is not meant for roads of Mumbai as the wear and tear and damages to tyre is too frequent as the rubber is too soft . Though I did not believe him much and I could not do much survey in the market due to time limitation, as I am expecting monsoon, I went for Bridgestone.

Others please post their experience. There are other reviews also in other forums but they are too old.

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