The Daily Telegraph’s motoring agony aunt Honest John has recommended Michelin tyres as a possible cure for excessive motorway noise in a Honda Civic.
The newspaper columnist and motoring expert was responding to a complaint from BJ in York who wrote: “My 2004 Honda Civic 1.6 SE suffers intermittently from a disturbing oscillation that suddenly builds up from low intensity and gradually fills the cabin, making conversation and concentration extremely difficult.
“It first started 15 months ago on the M42 and I thought it was due to surface conditions, but it has subsequently recurred on all motorways, usually at higher speeds (60mph plus).”
Honest John said: “It’s normal with this Civic model because its flat floor amplifies any noise or vibration fed up from the tyres. The answer might be a change of rubber.
“I rate Michelin Energy or Michelin Pilot Primacy HP tyres, but because of their relatively hard compound they are better in summer than winter.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office