Infinity ECOSIS 195/50/16 V88 XL(Reinforced) Tyre - £45.98 (Includes fitting) @ Asda Tyres (asdatyres.co.uk)
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Infinity ECOSIS 195/50/16 V88 XL(Reinforced) Tyre - £45.98 (Includes fitting) @ Asda Tyres (asdatyres.co.uk)

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Found 23rd Apr 2015
Budget tyre that is considerably cheaper than other (expensive) brands with similar safety ratings. Fitted as well. Cant argue for the price. Lots of local garages that will fit, so it should not be far to go to get fitted for anyone.

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£45.88 at valuetyres
Budget tyre - will be always much cheaper than than decent brands

Can get branded tyre for similar money. Unless £10 difference from safe and quality tyres is a huge saving for you.

mixed reviews for these. as a budget tyre they seem to be keenly priced incl fitting

tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyr…htm

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g1ntas

Can get branded tyre for similar money. Unless £10 difference from safe … Can get branded tyre for similar money. Unless £10 difference from safe and quality tyres is a huge saving for you.


This is branded and has similar safety ratings as some of the ones approaching £100 each?

Cheap tyres may well last you the rest of your life.

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parsimony

Cheap tyres may well last you the rest of your life.


Again, refer to safety ratings. They all must reach a certain legal requirement to be "safe". Unless you drive around like Colin Mcrae everywhere, these are more than adequate.
Edited by: "Lonestar04" 23rd Apr 2015

Rubbish tyres

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westward

Rubbish tyres


Your opinion. Mine are fine. Might want to look at the driver?

Lonestar04

Again, refer to safety ratings. They all must reach a certain legal … Again, refer to safety ratings. They all must reach a certain legal requirement to be "safe". Unless you drive around like Colin Mcrae everywhere, these are more than adequate.


What safety ratings ? Chinese tyres and legal requirement ?
Nobody who cares about own and family safety would every consider those type od tyres... Sorry but life is worth much more !
Ps. They will wear pretty quickly, so false saving !

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pavel76

What safety ratings ? Chinese tyres and legal requirement ?Nobody who … What safety ratings ? Chinese tyres and legal requirement ?Nobody who cares about own and family safety would every consider those type od tyres... Sorry but life is worth much more !Ps. They will wear pretty quickly, so false saving !


All tyres have to meet minimum safety requirements or they wouldn't be sold to the general public! Its also worth noting this tyre has the same "Wet Stop Braking Distance" as the Continental for £98
For someone who abides to limits and does not drive around like a nonce, there is nothing wrong with these tyres that are half the price of overpriced Dunlop's or Pirelli's.
Lots of people drive around on budget tyres. This is a deal for someone that might like this budget tyre.
Edited by: "Lonestar04" 23rd Apr 2015

What about sudden breaking at 80mph on motorway ? What about wet condition on roundabouts ? Do you really think they will be safe... or the price is simply more important ?
You think that these tyres will be ok because you not driving on limits - but you cannot predict all things which might happen on the road...
Ps. Why there is so many "nearly new" budget tyres on eBay and other sites ? Because some people came around what might happen

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What if you don't drive at 80mph on the motorway? What if you adjust your speed in wetter conditions and break earlier to avoid any nasty surprises? These tyres are safe enough to be sold. They will have gone through testing to be sold on the market. This is a good budget tyre, simple as.
I have these on my car. Nothing wrong with them. Yes, they might need changing sooner but they are better than me driving around on premium tyres that were near illegal (on tread) and these are more affordable. At the end of the day, the tyres are only as good as the driver.
Edited by: "Lonestar04" 23rd Apr 2015

I never understand why people buy budget tyres. The only part of your car that is in contact with the surface and people try to save a tenner. Don't be fooled by the tyre labels too a quality tyre with similar labels will always out perform a budget.

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FenwickBOOM

I never understand why people buy budget tyres. The only part of your car … I never understand why people buy budget tyres. The only part of your car that is in contact with the surface and people try to save a tenner. Don't be fooled by the tyre labels too a quality tyre with similar labels will always out perform a budget.


So should I buy Nike and Adidas clothes because they are more expensive than other sport brands and are therefore better and will last longer?

no one ever told me adidas and Nike were deadly weapons.

when you can run 30+ mph it might be relevant.

I would never buy cheap tyre I value my family to much. just because it made the safety test requirements does not make it the same.

the more expensive tyre will probably handle far better in colder weather, different road types, variation in tyre pressure.

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Fair enough, our views differ. I've driven on budget tyres for 4 years, and never had an issue.
Other family members have driven for 20 years and another for 45 + years on budget tyres - no problem. In my eyes, its the quality of the driver. You could have Dunlop / Continental, whatever - but if the driver isn't up to scratch, those fancy tyres ain't going to save you!

I've had budget tyre and up the north of Scotland they don't hold onto the road in the cold or wet, I have seen me aqua plane once and I was certainly not going fast.

I don't class my current wheels expensive pirelli all season Scorpion and probably cheaper that what my car came with. they hold the road better than the continental that were factory fitted

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Meaning no disrespect, but I imagine the road conditions that far north are far from ideal? I live in the Midlands in an area with fairly well kept roads. I suppose it comes down to location as well as numerous other factors.

I think this is a fair deal if you only do a bit of tootling around town and the odd long drive. But fair play if you want to spend the extra money to further protect yourself, property and/or families.

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Lonestar04

So should I buy Nike and Adidas clothes because they are more expensive … So should I buy Nike and Adidas clothes because they are more expensive than other sport brands and are therefore better and will last longer?


No, but you're not going to die by wearing Gola trainers are you?

I worked for Dunlop and later Goodyear for 30+ year. I know what makes a good tyre. I use Uniroyal personally but you enjoy saving a tenner and increasing risk.

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FenwickBOOM

CommentNo, but you're not going to die by wearing Gola trainers are you?I … CommentNo, but you're not going to die by wearing Gola trainers are you?I worked for Dunlop and later Goodyear for 30+ year. I know what makes a good tyre. I use Uniroyal personally but you enjoy saving a tenner and increasing risk.



Could trip on those poor quality laces?

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Lonestar04

Could trip on those poor quality laces?


That's down to the ability of the person who ties the laces, not the brand of shoe.

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FenwickBOOM

CommentThat's down to the ability of the person who ties the laces, not … CommentThat's down to the ability of the person who ties the laces, not the brand of shoe.


Does that not then apply for the person driving the car?

1st rule when someone wants to buy a good used car - avoid if there are budget tyres on !

Wow heated debate. If it helps Kwik fit are doing perellis for 60 fitted. Had budget tyres before never had a problem just wear quicker

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Lonestar04

Does that not then apply for the person driving the car?


I was applying your logic mate...

Look if you're a crap driver eventually you'll crash whether your car has decent tyres or not. If you're a decent driver having decent tyres will only help you perform well.

You generally get what you pay for, sometimes you'll get a bargain but budget tyres are cheap because they are not as good, end of.

Continental out perform all tyres in independent testing, regardless of tyre label. Continental are also expensive, if it was £45 for continentals it'd be a bargain. These are cheap tyres at a cheap price. Not a bargain.

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I'm not denying a Continental will outperform this tyre in many areas.
But to someone that doesn't want to pay £100 a tyre, this is a cheaper and still safe alternative for those people. In my eyes a deal, in your eyes, obviously not.

Good on you for posting a deal. Im on here to benefit.
But it still doesn't make these tyres good. They are too hard, the wet braking is rubbish and the fuel economy is not good either. OK for bimbling around town, but wouldn't want to rely on them in an emergency.
So rubbish tyres.
For your information, Im an accident free, advanced driver.

Good deal OP - tyres would be fine for most drivers. Probably not for those who drive to fast for the road conditions or don't moderate their speed enough in the wet. Just slow down. Most of the accidents are not caused by tyres, they are caused by people driving too fast for the conditions. Of course lots of people think they are a better driver than everyone else, which is impossible of course. Or they just think it won't happen to them.
Edited by: "clemf" 23rd Apr 2015

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clemf

Good deal OP - tyres would be fine for most drivers. Probably not for … Good deal OP - tyres would be fine for most drivers. Probably not for those who drive to fast for the road conditions or don't moderate their speed enough in the wet. Just slow down. Most of the accidents are not caused by tyres, they are caused by people driving too fast for the conditions. Of course lots of people think they are a better driver than everyone else, which is impossible of course. Or they just think it won't happen to them.


Glad to see I'm not completely on my own in my views.
Thanks everyone else for feedback.

Lonestar04

So should I buy Nike and Adidas clothes because they are more expensive … So should I buy Nike and Adidas clothes because they are more expensive than other sport brands and are therefore better and will last longer?



Doubt anyone would die from wearing Primark trainers instead of Nike, lol..

Lonestar04

I'm not denying a Continental will outperform this tyre in many areas. … I'm not denying a Continental will outperform this tyre in many areas. But to someone that doesn't want to pay £100 a tyre, this is a cheaper and still safe alternative for those people. In my eyes a deal, in your eyes, obviously not.



I actually agree with you that with all the regulations for tyres these are definitely safe.

But, I still think there are SAFER options out there which I personally would rather invest in, just in case.
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