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Replacing Honda City Tyres

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I have a 2006 Honda City (VTEC) and it has completed about 43000 KMs but its tyres have worn out and are in a very uneven state. The company mechanic confirmed to me that there is a problem with company fitted "Good Year" tyres and suggested me to replace them with Bridgestone tyres. Now, my questions are:

1) Shall i keep the same tyre size or replace them with a bigger one as auto car road test suggested that this car should have bigger tyres.

2) Is 43000 KMs okay life span for tyres of this class ?

Thanks

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tyre wear depends on driving, conditions, wear & tear, pressure, age of tyres.

43000kms seems enough considering they are goodyear. bridgestone are certainly better.

retaining same size is ideal. if you want go bigger +1 size is what you should look for.

ideally 43000kms if used properly is a little less.

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Well uneven wear mean suspension damage so check out the suspension and check alloys ,do wheel balancing .I think 43k is good enough if you are driving in bad roads.

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Good year tyres usual life is around the range you said and i feel you cud change the tyres , and while you are changing better change them and upgrade a bit , probably the 185/70 R 14 Bridgestone G3 would be a better idea , on the the other hand you could also fit the the 185/65 R 14 bridgestione  , but in this size youdont get G3 , g3 is better than B250! in bridgestone!

Cheers~!!!

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Thanks Guys ! That was a lot of info.  rssh, though the suspension of my car seems ok but i'll surely get it checked  - thanks again for the advice. I think i have planned to change the tyres with bridgestone and i'll retain the same size because I am replacing  my car in next few months with new honda city. I am already in love with this new car since i saw its photograph on the cover of July autocar magazine. 

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@majuls,

If your replacing your present City with a up to come new honda city, why do you change the tyres ?? wait for a few months and then dispose the car with the present set of wheels , this cud save some bucks for ya!

Cheers~!

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safety should be prime concern. maybe a set of 2nd hand tyres can do for sometime, if his old ones are completely giving in.

its a  choice between money & safety. lets see which wins?

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I personally think tyres should be changed at 40,000kms which is a decent mileage for a regular factory fitted tyre.

You can go wider by 10mm to 195 but if you are going to sell it soon stick to the original size. And Bridgestone's are better than Goodyear's.

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@Subzero

Man everyone knows BS tyres are better than Good year , but the point is Manju is selling his car soon and will buy the facelifted city expected soon! thats why , why shud he spend so much! so stick to the same size and buy Good years as its decent!

Cheers~!!

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So what if everyone knows Bridgestone is better than Goodyear, can't someone re-instate the point!

How soon is he selling his car is a question mark till the new city is coming out. It could be a couple of months or more. So its better he chooses a good tyre than a bad one even if it is a couple of months, I would do that. And how much will you save? Maybe a few hundreds per tyre which shouldn't bother somebody who is driving a City VTEC!

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Hi Again,

I am surely replacing my car in Dec/Jan as my loan term is ending in December but till then, for sake of safety and driving pleasure, i would like to have new   tyres. Also, i think, a car with good tyre conditions might attract a better resale amount - not sure but it is just a guess.

Thanks Again

Manjul

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Well new tyre make the buyer happy because the old tyre can tell if the suspension is damaged or if car has had any major accident .Also an advice don't sell it to Honda dealer they will buy it at lesser amount .

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Thanks rssh' date=' i'll probably sell it within the family or friends and I'll let you know how the car performs with new Bridgestones :)

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Good decision with the Bridgestone's, even though you are planning to selling it.

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The past indications have been that Goodyears tend to last a long time, but have poor road grip. Bridgestones have excellent road grip but are noisy and do not last that long. 

I have been running Bridgestones for almost a decade and have been very happy. I changed the tyres of my Maruti Suzukis to Bridgestones when worn out. After that since Hyundai's come with these standard we did not  get a different OEM tyre.

sgiitk2008-06-28 17:52:47

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