Tyres. It's a longtime topic. Yes, other parts exist, yes they are equally important but tyres are the only parts connecting you to the road.
Which is why it's very important to make the right choices, especially in a market that's absolutely flooded with subpar-quality tyres for not much cheaper, really.
Not all tyres are equal, so in this guide we'll list five main tyre categories and recommend one tyre for each size. The prices are taken from several online tyre shops.
|Eco||13- to 17-inches|
The tyres named here offer the best price-to-performance ratio and disclaimer, this aren't paid recommendations. On with it then...
As its name suggests, eco-tyres are meant to be good with efficiency.
Pros: Generally cheaper and helps with fuel consumption.
Cons: Not the best for spirited driving, can be noisy, stiff ride and has average lifespan.
|13-inch||Bridgestone EP150||~ RM 135 - RM 155|
|14-inch||~ RM 140 - RM 190|
|15-inch||Bridgestone EP300||~ RM 160 - RM 280|
|16-inch||~ RM 200 - RM 300|
|17-inch||~ RM 380|
These tyres are a little bit softer than other types and are focused on offering a comfortable ride.
Pros: Softer, provides quieter rides.
Cons: Not good for spirited driving, usually shorter lifespan, relatively pricier.
|13-inch||Continental CC6||~ RM 135 - RM 180|
|14-inch||~ RM 170 - RM 200|
|15-inch||~ RM 180 - RM 275|
|16-inch||Michelin Primacy 4||~ RM 370 - RM 470|
|17-inch||~ RM 390 - RM 510|
These are most commonly picked due to their availability and balanced all-round performance.
Pros: Good all-round options, balanced performance
Cons: Average fuel consumption/spirited driving performance. Average lifespan.
|13-inch||Falken SN832i||~ RM 100 - RM 125|
|14-inch||~ RM 140 - RM 180|
|15-inch||~ RM 180 - RM 220|
|16-inch||Dunlop Formula D06||~ RM 220 - RM 240|
|17-inch||~ RM 250 - RM 380|
Performance tyres are usually favoured by enthusiasts as they can accomodate spirited driving better.
Pros: Better grip than the rest in wet and dry conditions, sportier handling.
Cons: Typically wears faster, stiffer sidewall means less comfortable, occasionally noisier ride, pricier.
|13-inch||Dunlop SP Sport J5||~ RM 110 - RM 135|
|14-inch||~ RM 120 - RM 165|
|15-inch||Bridgestone RE004||~ RM 220 - RM 250|
|16-inch||~ RM 330 - RM 370|
|17-inch||Michelin Pilot Sport 4||~ RM 400 - RM 510|
Long-lasting tyres are meant to be more durable than other options.
Pros: Lasts the longest, helps in achieving good fuel consumption.
Cons: Doesn't offer the best handling nor the best comfort
|13-inch||Goodyear Duraplus 2||~ RM 145|
|14-inch||~ RM 150 - RM 200|
|15-inch||Goodyear Assurance Triplemax 2||~ RM 170 - RM 230|
|16-inch||~ RM 235 - RM 300|
|17-inch||Goodyear Excellence||~ RM 300 - RM 500|
So there you have it, a simple guide that should help you find your perfect tyres.
Remember, adequate care is very important so once you've got them swapped out, don't forget to do periodic maintenance such as inflating them correctly, getting them balanced and aligned and making sure they're in top nick before you drive.
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