Here's the top tyre choices for 13- to 17-inches in 2020!

Sanjay · Sep 19, 2020 11:00 AM

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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.

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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.

Recommendations

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.

For this, we'll be covering common tyres for everyday cars, like the Proton Saga, Perodua Myvi and Honda City, for example. Tyres for SUVs and MPVs will follow in a later article.

Tyre Guide
Category Sizes
Eco 13- to 17-inches
Comfort
Budget
Performance
Long-lasting (Durability)

The tyres named here offer the best price-to-performance ratio and disclaimer, this aren't paid recommendations. On with it then...

Eco-Tyre

As its name suggests, eco-tyres are meant to be good with efficiency.

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Bridgestone EP150.

Pros: Generally cheaper and helps with fuel consumption.
Cons: Not the best for spirited driving, can be noisy, stiff ride and has average lifespan.

Eco Tyres
Size Brand/Model Estimated prices
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

Comfort

These tyres are a little bit softer than other types and are focused on offering a comfortable ride.

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Michelin Primacy 4

Pros: Softer, provides quieter rides.
Cons: Not good for spirited driving, usually shorter lifespan, relatively pricier.

Comfort Tyres
Size Brand/Model Estimated prices
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

Budget

These are most commonly picked due to their availability and balanced all-round performance.

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Dunlop Formula D06

Pros: Good all-round options, balanced performance 
Cons: Average fuel consumption/spirited driving performance. Average lifespan.

Budget Tyres
Size Brand/Model Estimated prices
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

Performance tyres are usually favoured by enthusiasts as they can accomodate spirited driving better.

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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.

Performance Tyres
Size Brand/Model Estimated prices
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

Long-lasting tyres are meant to be more durable than other options.

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Goodyear Duraplus 2

Pros: Lasts the longest, helps in achieving good fuel consumption.
Cons: Doesn't offer the best handling nor the best comfort

Long-lasting Tyres
Size Brand/Model Estimated prices
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

Conclusion

So there you have it, a simple guide that should help you find your perfect tyres.

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Do you know what these numbers mean?

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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