Re: Cheap tires cost more. Try this math problem out!


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Posted by Dan on September 19, 1999 at 17:20:59:

In Reply to: Cheap tires cost more. Try this math problem out! posted by Yoko Fan on August 12, 1999 at 11:52:55:

Right conclusion, but wrong analysis. Expensive tires frequently wear out much sooner
than cheaper tires because of sticker tread compounds and their rolling resistence (and
therefore gas consumption) may be higher. However, better tires, which are not always
more expensive but usually are, are less likely to self destruct, better able to handle
higher heat/speed loads, are rounder AND may stop shorter and corner/handle better. That
is - everything your car does - stopping, accelerating and turning is ultimately limited
by tire adhesion. If your better/more expensive tires help you stop before a collision,
or steer around a collision, or accelerate out of danger they not only paid for themselves,
but maybe for every set of tires you'll ever own. Buy the best you can afford, it's cheap
life insurance.


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