Britain’s No 1 motoring writer Quentin Willson was asked by a reader of his Sunday Mirror column if he should snap up a set of reasonably priced tyres made in China to save a few quid. He wondered if the tyres were as good as European-made brands or if they would wear out more quicky?
Quentin replied: ‘There are a lot of Chinese and Taiwanese tyres on the net and they may be e-marked for safety, but they rarely goet tested for severe weather and braking. Don’t worry about whether they wear out faster, worry about how well they stop.
‘Autocar magazine did a test and found one Chinese brand needed an extra 10 metres of stopping distance in the wet. Scary’
Quentin has recommended etyres to his readers on more than one occasion, writing recently: ‘There’s a company on the internet called etyres. If you ring them up, they’ll deliver new tyres to your door in their van, then fit them on the driveway. Their tyres are a lot cheaper than the places on the high street.’