Will I regret buying the cheap tires for my car?
It's a Honda Pilot. The Michelin tires it came with are $200 each, but I was thinking of replacing them with Falkens for $105 each. What is the disadvantage of the cheap ones?
- ANDYLv 77 years agoFavourite answer
It depends how you drive. I always buy cheap ones but I don't do more than the Speed Limit and mostly only do local trips. If you do a lot of high speed driving stick to the more expensive ones.
- 7 years ago
Falken is name brand, so no harm done. They might have a lower speed rating, so hitting 110 on the highway may not be in your future with those. You also want to check the date on them. There is a 4 digit code on the sidewall that will tell you what week of what year they were manufactured on. I would go no older than three years old. So if the code ends with 11, I think you're okay.
- ?Lv 77 years ago
Every brand of tire manufacturer makes good tires and bad tires. I've had Falkens on three different cars now. My wife's MDX has Falkens now, and they are a great tire. The Ziex ZE-512s I had on my mustang were okay, way worse than my old BFGs, which is why I went back to BFGs on it. And I had a set of Falkens on my wife's old Accord before the MDX, and they were good too. The OEM tires are always ridiculously overpriced.
- gLv 77 years ago
Falken brand tires are absolute junk. Don't waste your cash, or you will be tire shopping again a year or so from now. If you cannot afford a new set of Michelins consider a good quality budget priced tire brand such as General, Goodrich, Hankook, Kumho or Yokohama.
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- 7 years ago
Omg is the way to go. Manufacturers design suspensions for certain tire characteristics.
Cheap tires make for poor handel8ng
- Pedal2TheMetal45Lv 77 years ago
wont last as long