I am facing some instability on my car rides and after showing it to numerous mechanics, wheel alignment centers everyone said the same: The tyres have gone bad and they need replacement. The car hasn’t had that much running to justify a tyre replacement so I started looking online for solutions. Finally I have to conclude after much online research that the tyres have gone bad.
With so many tyre brands available in the market at different price points it’s difficult to make a good selection by just reading stuff online and knowing about experiences of friends / mechanics. In a commission driven business model like India where every tyre vendor sells tyres of every company they would obviously try to sell the tyre that will fetch them most profits (exceptions exist, I know!). So to make a good choice I decided to run a survey on Twitter and Reddit. Posting the results of the same. I received total 41 responses.
General result without any filter:
Responses which said they had used multiple brands:
Responses which said they traveled on village roads (usually kuccha roads with lots of potholes):
Responses which said they traveled on village roads and have used multiple brands:
Type of vehicle vs preferred tyre brand:
Type of vehicle vs preferred tyre brand (multiple brands):
The conclusion is that Michelin is best. You may ask why I plotted different graphs for people who specified that they have used only one brand and that they have used multiple brands. The answer is simple – personal experience of multiple brands should have an obvious upper hand. Moreover I got many responses favoring Michelin with them stating that they have used only Michelin.
Thanks everyone who answered the survey for helping out some random guy on the Internet with a request on Twitter and Reddit.