Honest John offers advice on which tyres are most durable

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Telepgraph motoring expert Honest John has offered advice to one of his readers who is keen to get the safest and most durable tyres for his vehicle.

RH from Tonbridge asked the motoring agony aunt: “I have a 2012 Volvo XC60 D5 manual with Pirelli P Zero Rosso 235/60 R18 tyres. The wear is even but I am disappointed with the rate at which the rubber is disappearing. It only goes off-road on the grass of a caravan site. I seem to recall you recommending Michelin tyres for long life. Is that correct?”

To which Honest John replied: “All tyres are a compromise between grip and wear. P Zero Rossos have plenty of grip – which explains the wear. Michelin Latitudes also grip well, and might also provide greater durability.”

etyres understand that when customers choose their new tyres they are weighing up several factors, including cost, durability, grip, wet-weather performance and noise.

Our etyres customers can get a good understanding of how the new tyres they are considering perform and compare by taking a good look at the information featured on the tyre label accompanying each tyre.

To find out more about how the tyre label works go to our tyre labelling page. The more information you have, the better equipped you will be to make your choice.

You can also contact our national sales team on 0800 028 9000 or 0333 323 9000 where we will be happy to offer expert and impartial advice on the wide range of new tyres we supply and fit.

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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