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Need an opinion on tyres for my car......

July 4 2012 at 12:24 PM
Derek Pennington  (Login Domai3)
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Took my wife along the 401, to see a specialist dentist. Then came a 'situation' where it was better for my small car, (Toyota Echo) to accelerate into a clearer area of the highway.

At 120 KPH, noticed that there was vibration on steering wheel, and since I had just had my summer tyres installed, thought they needed re-balancing.

Went back to the dealer, explained the problem and they said they would check it out. The car is seven years old, and has only 54,000 kilometres on it. They did a road test, and confirmed that there was a slight vibration, which I was told was due to the fact that the REAR tyres were down on the outer tread, greater than the front.

Their advice was to keep the tyres on until next spring, when having changed from snow to all-season, I should buy a pair of new Michelins for the front, and put the less worn fronts on the rear. Seems logical.

However, I am wondering whether the Michelins are worth the extra expense, given that the vast majority of my driving is in the city. Can I mix-and-match this way? And what would be a good substitute?
Thanks for any advice.



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