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Unread 07-08-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Default method to estimate the "value for money" of tire, or "Number of tyre worn/Mile

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I am posting this thread beacuse I really need your advices on a method to estimate the « value for money » of several car tyre brand’s. In fact I would like to estimate the brand that lasts the long.

I first thought of estimating the frequency of tyre replacement on the same vehicle [Number of Tires/ miles (or kilometres)], for each brand, to see which one last the long. Is it correct?

Or maybe Estimate the tires cost per mile.
If you have any idea let me know.

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Unread 07-08-2013, 07:20 PM   #2
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It varies wildly. No two vehicles will get the same mileage on a given tire, and no two drivers will get the same mileage on a given tire with the same vehicle. What works on my pickups may not work on yours.


Buy a tire from a quality brand and you'll be fine. Also don't get sports tires on things that have no business being sporty.
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It varies wildly. No two vehicles will get the same mileage on a given tire, and no two drivers will get the same mileage on a given tire with the same vehicle. What works on my pickups may not work on yours.


Buy a tire from a quality brand and you'll be fine. Also don't get sports tires on things that have no business being sporty.
Thanks for your reply Kenny,

I agree with what you wrote. But consider that there is one driver, always running the same car.

If he uses several brands of tires at different mileage, can I apply one of my “formulas” above? If yes, which one is fitted to estimate the Number of Tires/ Miles?

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Given how long tires last you'd be hard pressed to get the same performance out of more than two consecutive sets before suspension wear ruins the third in a few months at most there's no real point. As said just buy a set from a quality brand that fits your budget, your performance needs and your ride quality demands and roll with it. Unless your suspension is six kinds of screwed up or you really push hard you'll get within 20% or so of the rated wear life.
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1997 Ford Explorer XLT | 4.0L Vulcan V6 | 5-speed automatic | shift-on-the-fly 4WD | 210,000 miles | Running 95% - Needs brakes on all four corners + bald tires
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Is this for a class project?
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In a certain way it’s a class project ( do you know any forum specialized on that topic?).

Maybe I didn’t explain correctly what I was meaning by this:

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If he uses several brands of tires at different mileage.
I have a database record of tires changing on a vehicle (over a long period). One brand of tyre can be used on the same vehicle for a long period and I have the mileage at which a tyre or several tires are changed. Then I have records for another brand (on a long period).

Based on that, can I apply my formulas?

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Calculating the mileage you'll get out of a set of rubber is a crapshoot. Every single thing that could be a variable is a variable.
Better tires will almost always last longer.
Keeping the car properly maintained helps.

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