Primewell Tires Review
With that being said, it is safe to assume that Primewell tires are not your run-of-the-mill tire brand. They are cheaper than other brands, but not dirt cheap like similar tires manufactured in China. You can expect Primewell to cost less than Bridgestone or Michelin tires, but not as cheap as the tires from lesser known brands. Primewell tires are in the average side of the price range, making them perfect for the cash-strapped consumer.
Why Choose Primewell Tires
For instance, there are Primewell R&D centers in Germany, United Kingdom, China, Indonesia, and the United States that collaborate together to deliver the best high-quality product. Primewell understands that different regions from around the globe will demand a different set of tires to cope with existing weather and road conditions. I’m not totally sure if other lesser known tire brands can stake a similar claim in terms of tire manufacturing.
Tuned for Driving Comfort
2018 Primewell Tires Review
Primewell Passenger and All-Season Tires Review
Primewell “All Season”
The Primewell All Season is tuned for comfort rather than sporty driving. It is equipped with a series of circumferential and lateral grooves with multiple sipes to increase resistance to hydroplaning. The tire is also equipped with stable pattern blocks and transverse grooves on the tire shoulders to enhance the handling and steering response of your vehicle.
The Primewell All Season provides adequate amounts of wet and dry grip with light amounts of icy grip as well.
The All Season tire from Primewell Tires comes in a whopping 27 size varieties, with a special focus on the 15 inch diameter size.
There’s a sole 13 inch variant, at 175/70/13, before upscaling to 9 14 inch options. There’s a slightly out of kilter 205/75/14, before going to a 175/70/14 before maxing out at 195/60/14.
The15 inch options let you choose from four high sidewall sizes (75), before a more “normal” range of 70, 65, and 60, with a 215/60/15. Tread depth across the range varies from 8.1 mm to 7.8 mm, meaning there’s plenty of room for the tread patter to scoop up water and throw it backwards and sideways through the symmetrical sipe pattern.
The Primewell PS880 is equipped with a symmetrical tread design with four large circumferential main grooves to enhance traction and grip on wet and dry roads. Tire stability and handling is further enhanced courtesy of the continuous center rib design.
This tire is aimed at a broader market, there are a massive 38 varietals, including one 17 inch, eight 16s, and a whopping fifteen 15s and ten 14s! There’s no sidewall higher than 65, with around two thirds being either 55 or 60, meaning there’s a squatter and more squarish look, especially when there’s 205/215/225s available, and the 17 sidewall is a 235/55, ensuring a big presence on the tarmac.
If you happen to be searching for a comfortable summer tire, you would be wise to include the Primewell PS880 in your shopping list.
Construction wise, Primewell have used a jointless overlay build. In essence, this is a process that joins the steel belts that are now found embedded inside the silica/rubber mix, rather than a clamping where the weaves join, which may lead to a small bump and potential delamination.
The design is also summer oriented, with just two main drainage channels towards the centreline, and two finer threads towards the outer rim, connected to sipes of alternatively broad and narrow.
This particular tire is aimed at the smaller and/or older car market, with a range of 14 sizes. It kicks off with an unusual profile, being a super narrow and ultra high 135/80/13. You’ve then a choice of slighter broader profiles in the 80 profile, from 145 to 165. There’s then five 70 profile tires, from 145 to 185, providing a slightly broader overall footprint. Somewhat oddly they then go back up in height for the 14 inch diameter with one 80 profile tire (175 section width) then back to 70 from 165 to 195.
Primewell Valera Sport AS
The Primewell Valera Sport AS is perfect for sports coupes, sporty sedans, and small crossovers. This tire is available in diameters of 15” to 19”.
Primewell SUV Tires Review
Primewell Valera SUV
The Primewell Valera SUV is available in diameters of 17” to 20” and is ideal for midsize crossover vehicles and sport-utility vehicles.
Sizes focus more on the 17 and 18 inch diameter varieties however do offer two 19s and one 20. The 17s come in 225/65, 235/65, 245/65, 215/60, and 235/55. Moving up an inch sees 235/60, 235/55, and a huge 255/55. The two 19s are also broad shouldered, with 255/50 and a truly grippy 275/45. The final option is for the true sport tire enthusiast, at 275/40/20.
Primewell Valera AT
Given the propensity for off road drivers to like choice, Primewell Tires don’t stint on this area of the market. There’s two 15 inch diameter tires for older vehicles, with a 235/75 and a big 31 x 10.5R15LT option. The 16 inch size throws out 10 varieties, kicking off with the LT225/75/R16. By the way, LT is Light Truck. P is for Passenger (I knew you knew that, was just making sure).
There’s then tires such as the LT245/75/16 or P265/70R16 and THEN there’s such a range of 17 inch tires you’d be forgiven for wanting to sit down with a cup of tea and holding your head in both hands. Here we go, with LT and P tires separately: 235/80/17, 235/75/17, 245/70/17, 265/70/17, 285/70/17, then 235/75/17, 235/70/17, 245/70/17, 255/70/17, 265/70/17, 285/70/17, 245/65/17, 255/65/17, 265/65/17. What an amazing range.
Finally, you’ve got eight 18 inchers; five passenger options and three off road, with LT275/70/18, LT275/65/18 and a massive LT285/65/18. The passenger tires start with a relatively narrow 255/70/18, middling out at 275/65/18 before topping out with 265/60/18. Primewell skip the 19s and hop directly to the 20s, with two attitude adjusting options at 275/60/20 and 275/55/20.