The Daily Telegraph’s motoring agony aunt Honest John has been tackled on the perenial subject of noisy tyres.
A reader wrote in to complain: “I have a three-year-old Honda Jazz with CVT. I am extremely pleased with the performance – but the excessive road noise is very annoying. The tyres are 185/55R15 82V, which have plenty of tread and are at the correct pressures. Can you recommend some quieter tyres? – T.W. via email.”
Here’s what Honest John had to say on the matter: “Switch to Michelin Energy or Vivacy when the tyres get down to 2 – 3mm tread depth. Being a harder, low rolling resistance compound, these tyres will be quieter in the summer. In the cooler temperatures of winter, road noise will increase.”
For those of you who don’t know about Honest John, is a bit of a legend in the motoring world.
He started work in the motor trade in 1959 and bought his first car in 1964. His award-winning agony column first appeared in the Daily Telegaph’s Saturday Motoring section in January 1995 and he has since helped many tens of thousands of people with their motoring problems.
Oliver Hall, Operations Team