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Topic # 190750 11-Jan-2016 12:51
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Hey there

My wife's car is in for a service today, and our mechanic reports a tyre needs to be replaced; looks like the alignment's been out as the wear is really uneven (hitting a curb or similar could well be behind this!). WOF's also due at the end of the week, so I'll need to replace it before then (and I plan to do the other front one at the same time).

What would people's recommendations be for a good-quality but affordable tyre?

It's for a 2009 Honda Jazz (previous model); size 185-55-R16 - I know there are lots of Jazz owners on GZ, so would appreciate your recommendations!

Thanks.

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  Reply # 1467506 11-Jan-2016 12:57
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I have an 07 jazz, which is a different model and it has the factory spec'ed Hankooks on it at the moment and they are pretty good.

I think when I need to change them im going to go for a Bridgestone PZ-X or equitant.

whats the budget?





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  Reply # 1467523 11-Jan-2016 13:06
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Jase2985: I have an 07 jazz, which is a different model and it has the factory spec'ed Hankooks on it at the moment and they are pretty good.

I think when I need to change them im going to go for a Bridgestone PZ-X or equitant.

whats the budget?



Ideally mid-range (ie decent quality but ok price). It's hardly ever taken on the open road, so doesn't need to be the most fantastic tyre.

Apparently an unusual size, so not much choice (and not much cheap - I've got to stop buying cars with silly-sized wheels!). First local place I've called only have one in stock - Nankangs for $155 a tyre.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1467524 11-Jan-2016 13:07
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I'd give Tonys or Discount Tyres a call. Go the one up from their budget tyre, then call the other one and get them to beat it.

Edit: just saw your next post - My car (Mazda3 MPS) has unusual tyre sizes as well, and Discount Tyres were great - they had about 4 options, and from starting at $300ish per tyre, I got a couple of Falkens for a price I was happy with.



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  Reply # 1467543 11-Jan-2016 13:15
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Ok, the next place I spoke to have Hankooks available at $145 a tyre. Sounds an ok price; should this do the job?

The only tyre they initially came up with were some Bridgestones, but at initial cost (assuming there's always wiggle room!) of $279 each they're not on the shopping list!



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  Reply # 1467670 11-Jan-2016 15:09
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trig42: I'd give Tonys or Discount Tyres a call. Go the one up from their budget tyre, then call the other one and get them to beat it.

Edit: just saw your next post - My car (Mazda3 MPS) has unusual tyre sizes as well, and Discount Tyres were great - they had about 4 options, and from starting at $300ish per tyre, I got a couple of Falkens for a price I was happy with.


Yeah, that $145 for Hankooks was from Tony's; they were apparently directional tyres, which another shop has suggested I avoid; but Hankook also do an asymmetrical tyre in the same size, and the total cost including alignment works out the same - $350 fitted, balanced, aligned.

On your advice, gave my local Discount Tyre Shop a call - they'd not even investigate tyres in the original size, and recommended changing the size (to 195-50-R16) and suggested a brand called Windforce - said it was a brand made by Hankook and apparently performs well (he stated some consumer test showed them out-rating an expensive well-regarded brand). While it'll save a bit (total of $295 compared to $350), I'm not sure if it's worth making this saving (both for the quality/reputation of the brand and the requirement to change tyre sizes, so I'll end up with two different sizes on the car for at least the next couple of years).

Thoughts anyone?

Thanks for the help.

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  Reply # 1467673 11-Jan-2016 15:11
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With this sort of thing I have generally gone with the factory specification.




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  Reply # 1467692 11-Jan-2016 15:37
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Either Hankook or if it's available in the size you are after, Goodyear Assurances.

I wouldn't bother with the Bridgestone tyres, I've found they're a bit more performance orientated and wear to quickly on NZ chip road surfaces.



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  Reply # 1467700 11-Jan-2016 15:45
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WyleECoyoteNZ: Either Hankook or if it's available in the size you are after, Goodyear Assurances.

I wouldn't bother with the Bridgestone tyres, I've found they're a bit more performance orientated and wear to quickly on NZ chip road surfaces.


Thanks; a Goodyear tyre in that size would be $201 each, so significantly more than the Hankook. So looks like the Hankook is the way to go, unless someone really thinks that Windforce is the bee's knees...

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  Reply # 1467800 11-Jan-2016 17:07
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jonathan18: Ok, the next place I spoke to have Hankooks available at $145 a tyre. Sounds an ok price; should this do the job?

The only tyre they initially came up with were some Bridgestones, but at initial cost (assuming there's always wiggle room!) of $279 each they're not on the shopping list!


If you are replacing all 4 tyres - Bridgestone is the best value for money. Look for buy 3 for 4 promotion. Get a written quote - then head to Tony's which will guarantee you further discount of $10 per tyre. If you have the guts, you go back to bridgestone and ask the manager to beat the Tony's quote!!! Both Tony and Bridgestone are owned by the exact same company.

I am not familiar with that tyre size. If you can get Ecopia range - I would go for that.







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  Reply # 1467901 11-Jan-2016 19:50
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Windforce doesn't really sound like a tyre name  laughing




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