What is the highest treadwear grade?
The highest treadwear rating is 860, for Hankook Kinergy PT H737 touring all season tires. Does that mean these are better tires than, say, Michelin Defender T+H which has a UTQG rating of 820? Both are quality all season tires that reduce hydroplaning, handle well and reduce road noise.
Is a higher treadwear better?
Tread wear (the durability rating) The higher the tread wear number, the longer the tread wear will last. In this case, a higher number is better than a lower number. This rating is based off a 100-tread wear control tire.
How many miles is a 540 treadwear rating?
Those Confusing & Contradictory Grades Treadwear Grades Compared to Stated Warranties
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What does higher treadwear mean?
In basic terms, and in the spirit of the concept, the higher the UTQG treadwear rating, the greater the tire life. A tire with a “600” treadwear rating is forecasted to last twice as long as a tire with a “300” rating, and should accumulate three times the mileage of a “200” rated tire.
Is 560 treadwear good?
For example, four models that had modest tread-wear grades (520 to 560) and warranties (65,000 to 75,000 miles) scored fair in CR’s wear-test ratings. Likewise, a tire with a 700 UTQG grade and an 80,000-mile warranty had excellent tread wear in the tests.
Which brand TYRE is best?
Top 5 Tyre Manufacturers
- Michelin. Michelin has been one of the world leading tyre manufacturers for more than 125 years.
- Goodyear. With over 100 years in the field, Goodyear have developed their technology to offer a prestigious product.
How long do tires actually last?
On average, people drive between 12,000 to 15,000 miles a year, which means the average good quality all-season tire will last somewhere between three and five years, depending on maintenance, driving style and conditions, etc.
What is the tire treadwear rating system?
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) established the tire treadwear rating system back in the 1970s to help tire buyers understand the complicated world of passenger vehicle tires. The UTQG (Uniform Tire Quality Grade) rating system for grading tires includes treadwear, as well as temperature and traction, covered in separate posts.
What is the difference between a 300 and 600 treadwear rating?
A tire with a “600” treadwear rating is forecasted to last twice as long as a tire with a “300” rating, and should accumulate three times the mileage of a “200” rated tire. How long will 200 treadwear last? A tire rated at 200 has a projected tread life of 60,000 miles.
Where can I find treadwear warranties?
The treadwear warranty can be located on the CR.org model pages, the brand’s website, and at the local tire store, but we have found that the warranty is only part of the story. Nearly all tires carry some form of warranty from the manufacturer for defects. These policies are referred to as workmanship and material warranties.