OHTSU FP0612 A/S Review

OHTSU FP0612 A/S Review

  • Dry 85%
  • Wet 80%
  • Snow 70%
  • Comfort 80%
  • Noise 75%
  • Treadwear 75%
  • Overall 80%

Does your car need a set of quality and affordable all-season tires? You might want to check out this review of the OHTSU FP0612 A/S. This tire is designed and manufactured to meet the demands of sporting sedans, coupes, and crossover vehicles. OHTSU tires are also renowned for their near dirt-cheap price.

Don’t get me wrong. It is easy to find truly dirt cheap tires, but the Otsu brand slots a notch above those Chinese-made tires with no reputation for quality. Did you know that Falken tires were created as a high-performance brand under the OHTSU Tire and Rubber Industry brand? OHTSU tires are the high-performance brand of tires in Japan under the Sumitomo Rubber Corporation. The OHTSU brand has been in the market for more than 30 years. If you have any concerns or issues with the reliability and quality of the OHTSU name, the facts above will put all of that to rest.

My colleague hooked me up with a 2014 Hyundai Sonata SE with the 2.4-liter four-banger and 6-speed automatic transmission. The car was equipped with aftermarket 18-inch wheels and OHTSU FP0612 A/S tires. As luck would have it, my test vehicle was also riding on aftermarket lowering springs. I am not the biggest fan of the Sonata’s styling, but with gorgeous wheels and a lowered stance, the vehicle had a different vibe that looks ready to be driven fast.

In this review of the OHTSU FP0612 A/S, I took the tires for a lengthy test drive to find out if the tires can perform as advertised given the affordable price. I am also aware that various testers from other tire review sites are in awe of the OTHSU FP0612 A/S. Let’s see if I share the same sentiments with my other colleagues in the business.

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OHTSU FP0612 A/S Review: Features

The OHTSU FP0612 A/s is a high-performance all-season tire with the DNA of a touring tire. What this basically means is the tire is a sporty alternative that won’t give you backaches over extended drives. This tire won’t make you broke since it starts at approximately $70 each. Barring cheap Chinese tires, where else can you buy $70 high-performance tires with a non-directional tread design?

The OTSU FP0612 A/S is constructed with an all-season tread compound to provide better traction and grip on both wet and dry roads. The asymmetrical tread design is equipped with angled grooves to enhance grip on snowy, slippery, or icy roads. The tire has four wide circumferential grooves to enhance water evacuation and further improve grip on extremely wet or slippery pavement.

The tire is also equipped with variable shoulder tread blocks that improves handling and cornering while reducing road noise. It is available from 14” to 18”.

OHTSU FP0612 A/S Review: Test Drive

Despite the larger wheels and lowered suspension, my test vehicle still felt like a proper Korean luxury car on smooth roads. The owner of the Sonata gave me the entire weekend to test the vehicle. In exchange, I offered him some discount coupons for car parts and body mods.

Dry Traction

The OHTSU FP0612 A/S tires were surprisingly good on dry roads. Traction and grip were persistent even as I pushed the car harder on tight turns. Acceleration and braking felt strong and I never felt the tires lose their composure as I drove like a lunatic over twisting mountain roads.

The car felt magnificent as I sped on dry tarmac. It really felt like my test vehicle was riding on a more expensive set of all-season tires.

However, I noticed the tires were squirming a bit as I pushed hard over those twisting turns. I guess you can blame this to my ham-fisted driving style rather than becoming an inherent fault of the tires.

Wet Traction

This might sound a bit unbelievable, but the OHTSU FP0612 A/S tires also felt remarkable in the wet. Braking and acceleration felt confident as the tires mustered the courage to find tons of grip even on slippery wet asphalt.

There’s one minor caveat: the steering felt a bit looser in the wet. I think if the tires were fitted with a solid and wider center groove, it could have been a whole different story altogether.

Snow Traction

I didn’t get the chance to test the tires in the snow due to time constraints. However, the owner of my test vehicle was more than willing to chalk up a couple of stories about driving on snow and ice.

He told me the OHTSU FP0612 A/S tires were great on very light snow, but you can expect things to change if you attempt to drive over ice or hard-packed snow.

Comfort

My test vehicle was riding on lowering springs so it is a bit hard to judge the tires based on comfort. However, the tires felt taut and forgiving when driven on smooth highways.

Things will start to jiggle up a bit if you drive over rough patches of tarmac or potholes, but the tires were basically refined despite the sporting apprehensions.

Noise

The noise levels of the OHTSU FP0612 A/S are just about average. The tires are silent at slow to medium speeds but you can expect more tire roar as you approach highway speeds. But considering the low price point, I was mightily impressed with the low noise characteristics of the OHTSU all-season tires.

Treadwear

The OHTSU FP0612 A/S tires fitted to my test vehicle were installed about five months ago and have been used for about 2,000-miles. The tires already had signs of wear. The sipes on the shoulder blocks were beginning to fade along with the angled sipes on the center rib.

Conclusion

I’ve been testing tires for the better part of my adult life, but I have never been this impressed with a cheap tire before I got the chance to try the OHTSU FP0612 A/S. If you are looking for a sporty set of all-season rubber that won’t leave you bankrupt, you know what to buy.

Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 Review

Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 Review

The Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 is a high-performance summer tire that is applicable to drivers of sporting coupes and fast sedans. This tire is also a popular upgrade over the usual touring or all-season tire.

If you have a nice compact and you want to upgrade to larger wheels and tires for sportier handling, the Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 is also a good choice, mainly due to the low price.

The Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 belongs to the fast-rising popular brands of cheap and affordable tires. How cheap? An 18-inch Nankang NS-20 starts at under $75, where other brands can command prices upwards of $120 each for a comparable high-performance summer tire. This means you can buy a complete set of 18-inch Nankang NS-20 tires for less than $350 to $400. You can expect to pay more if your vehicle is equipped with smaller 16” or 15” wheels.

In my humble opinion, there is nothing wrong in buying a cheaper set of tires for your car, unless your car is modified for racing or track applications. But if you are looking for the best possible wet and dry performance along with durability and longer wear, you are barking at the wrong tree.

This doesn’t mean that cheap tires like Nankang are flimsy, unreliable, or offer mediocre wear characteristics. But the primary reason why Bridgestone, Michelin, Continental, and Goodyear tires are so expensive is the fact that their tires offer a better overall balance of traction and grip with low noise and longer wear characteristics, not to mention better driving comfort.

In this Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 review, we will put this high-performance tire to the test to see if it offers better value for money than other cheap tires in the market.

Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 Review: Features

According to Nankang, the Noble Sport NS-20 is engineered for performance enthusiasts who want a set of tires that can improve highway stability and handling without compromising traction and ride comfort. The tire is equipped with a solid continuous center rib that improves handling and high-speed stability. It is also equipped with four large circumferential grooves to further improve handling and steering response on slippery wet roads.

The Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 is also equipped with a sporty directional tread pattern to further enhance traction and grip on wet pavement. The wide-sectioned and notched shoulder blocks are designed to enhance cornering stability and grip for a sportier and more responsive driving experience.

Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 Review: Test Drive

My test vehicle for this review of the Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 was supposed to be a Scion FR-S equipped with larger and wider 18-inch wheels. However, the car suffered a blown rear tire and the gorgeous rims were lightly damaged in the process.

The incident was caused by the wider wheels that stretched the NS-20 tires a bit further than expected. The owner of the FR-S also owns a 2013 Scion xB wagon fitted with aftermarket 17-inch wheels and the same Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 tires. He gave me the keys to his daily driver so I can begin my test drive.

Dry Traction

My test vehicle was riding on lowering springs and wider wheels to achieve a gorgeous stance. This also tells me the car is not exactly suited for the sporty of aggressive type of driver.

My test vehicle, however, was the perfect epitome of cool. The tires felt competitive on dry roads as the tires provided excellent feedback to the steering wheel.

Braking, acceleration, and cornering is also good despite the presence of loose sand and dirt on an empty stretch of road.

However, the car felt a bit nervous at higher speeds. You can feel the tires hunting for more grip as you push the car faster.

Wet Traction

I spent half of an entire day driving on wet roads. I wasn’t expecting the tires to perform admirably on extremely wet roads, and I was right.

The tires felt a bit unsettled if you try to push your vehicle at higher speeds on a wet highway. Braking and cornering were also a bit compromised in the wet.

But if you drive at low or average speeds, the tires are more than adequate for the task. I was expecting better performance in the wet since the NS-20 is an ultra-high performance tire, but who am I to complain for a set of tires that starts at around $70 each?

Snow Traction

I didn’t get the chance to drive in the snow, but the owner of my test vehicle prohibited me for doing so. He told me the tires are not designed to handle light snow or winter driving as proven by his experience during the winter holidays.

It was noting drastic, but the tires had a difficult time searching for some much need traction on a mild snowy road.

Comfort

The comfort levels of the Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 is higher than average, and that’s a good thing. Even though my vehicle is fitted with stiffer lowering springs, I can fell the tires were doing their best in soaking up road imperfections without upsetting the composure and steering feel of the vehicle.

Noise

Cheap tires have a common complaint: excessive road noise. It’s the same with the Nankang Noble Sport NS-20.

The tires will emit a louder roar as you push the throttle and gain higher speeds, but the tires were able to silence themselves at low to average speeds.

Treadwear

The Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 tires fitted to my test vehicle were bought more than 5 months ago but the treads were aging gracefully. There were noticeable signs of wear on the face of the tread but I didn’t find any cuts, damage, cupping, or uneven treadwear.

Conclusion

If you want to upgrade from a conservative set of touring tires to a sportier set of high-performance tires, why not give the Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 a try? The tires are good for everyday driving and that’s that matters in the real world, right?

Nankang AS-1 Review

Nankang AS-1 Review

  • Dry 80%
  • Wet 75%
  • Snow 70%
  • Comfort 80%
  • Noise 75%
  • Treadwear 80%
  • Overall 80%
If you are in the market for a performance-oriented all-season set of rubber, you should check out the Nankang AS-1. This tire is applicable to sporty and luxury midsize sedans and is touted to offer a high degree of traction and grip with the refinement and quiet comfort of a touring tire.

Does it all sound too good to be true? In this Nankang AS-1 review, we will find out the strengths and weaknesses of the tire to accurately determine if this is the better choice for your vehicle.

Contrary to popular belief, Nankang is not a Chinese brand. The company was founded and based in Taiwan in 1940 but it also has a large production plant in the Jingsu facility in mainland China. Similar to other lesser known brands, Nankang is one of those brands that you can depend on when it comes to price. The Nankang AS-1 in particular starts at an affordable $70 each in 225/40R18 configuration.

You know what this means, right? You can buy a full set of four Nankang AS-1 tires for less than $300. You can expect to pay twice that amount if you settle for a comparable tire from Continental or Michelin.

My test vehicle for this Nankang AS-1 review is a souped-up 2008 Lexus IS250 sedan equipped with aftermarket 18-inch wheels and lowered suspension.

My test car came with the smooth, powerful, and torquey 2.5-liter inline-six cylinder motor and 6-speed automatic transmission.

I am a big fan of the Lexus IS250. I actually prefer this car over the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-class from the same era.

I find the Lexus to be ‘tougher’ and many times more reliable while still remaining to be the epitome of comfort and refinement in the luxury midsize sector.

Nankang AS-1 Review: Features

The Nankang AS-1 is a performance all-season tire with the inherent attributes of a touring tire. It has a rather gorgeous and sporty looking asymmetrical tread design equipped with angled tread blocks and wide circumferential grooves. The tire is manufactured using a silica enriched compound for enhanced traction on wet and dry roads.

The tire is also equipped with optimized siping pattern to reduce road noise and promote longer wear. The rigid shoulder pattern is designed to provide accurate steering feedback, tighter handling, and better stability.

You only need to take a single look to appreciate the asymmetric tread design of the Nankang AS-1. The tire is also sold in a wide array of sizes to fit on either old or modern cars. The tire is also backed by Nankang’s exclusive 40,000-mile treadwear warranty.

Nankang AS-1 Review: Test Drive

My test vehicle looks many times sportier and more aggressive than stock, but the engine is basically untouched. Let’s find out how the Nankang AS-1 performs in a variety of road conditions.

Dry Traction

The Nankang AS-1 tires were a revelation on dry roads. Acceleration and braking felt top notch while the high levels of traction and grip gave my Lexus the handling characteristics of a more aggressive track machine.

Credit should also go to the progressive rate lowering springs installed to my test car as the lower center of gravity was particularly helpful in settling the car as I approached a tight mid-corner at high speed.

The steering felt a bit rubbery but the tires felt stable as I sped on an empty stretch of tarmac.

Wet Traction

The tires felt different on wet pavement. I felt a lack of grip as I sped on a right-hand corner and I felt the tail kick out a bit as the rear tires were desperately hunting for traction.

Braking also felt so-so as I dropped the anchors on a wet highway. The steering felt a bit loose as I sped over water puddles as the tires gave the vehicle a sensation of floating over the soaked tarmac.

I was expecting better performance in the wet, but compromises are to be expected from a tire costing less than $70.

Snow Traction

There was no time to test the Nankang AS-1 tires in the snow so I decided to ask the owner of my test vehicle for some feedback.

He said the tires offered acceptable levels of traction and grip on very light snowy roads, but don’t expect the same level of performance on snow-covered pavement.

For this reason, the owner kept the Lexus in storage during the height of the winter season and drove his trusty SUV instead.

Comfort

The Nankang AS-1 may be mediocre on wet and snowy roads, but it is hard to fault the tire when it comes to road comfort.

My test vehicle may be riding on lowered suspension, but the ride quality remained smooth and plush even with bigger wheels and lower profile Nankang AS-1 tires.

Of course, you will need to avoid nasty potholes and curbs to avoid the risk of damaging the tires and those beautiful wheels, but the ride remained settled even as I drove over rough patches of concrete.

Noise

The Nankang AS-1 tires are not the epitome of silence but they performed better in this regard compared to other cheap tires.

The best way to test the noise levels of a tire is to utilize the services of a refined midlevel luxury sedan such as my Lexus IS250.

With that being said, I was pleasantly surprised with the hushed silence of the Nankang AS-1.

Treadwear

The Nankang AS-1 tires on my test vehicle were bought 7 months ago and have traveled at least 2,500 miles.

Despite this, the tires were still fresh save for some normal signs of wear on the face of the tread.

There were also signs of wear on the sipes but I didn’t find any cuts or damage on the face of the tire.

Conclusion

Want a cheap performance tire for all-season driving? Take a closer look at the Nankang AS-1. The tire is great to use in the dry but I feels a bit compromised in the wet. However, if you’re on a tight budget, the Nankang AS-1 is a Godsend.

Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 H457 Review

Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 H457 Review

  • Dry 90%
  • Wet 80%
  • Snow 70%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 80%
  • Treadwear 90%
  • Overall 84%
If you compare the Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 with the Hankook Ventus Noble2, the latter is an ultra-high performance tire with the genes of a touring tire. However, the Ventus V2 Concept2 is a bit different since it prioritizes sporty handling over comfort and road silence.

I wanted to find out if the Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 is able to offer a sporty driving experience despite the friendly price tag. The tire starts at below $70 each and a full set of four tires will only cost below $300. Considering the sporty and aggressive tread design of the tire, this is probably one of the best all-season tires when it comes to value for money.

My test car for this review is a 2008 Infiniti G35 sedan. While the previous model G20 was simply an improved version of the Nissan Sentra, the Infiniti G35 begs to differ. It is a true sports sedan that offers a roomy cabin and decently comfortable ride.

My test car came fitted with bone stock 17-inch wheels and Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 tires. However, the tires were more than a year old and have seen their fair share of abuse from the owner. There were signs of tread wear on all four corners of the vehicle. Let’s see if the tires are still capable of giving me a sporty drive despite the age of both the tires and my test vehicle.

Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 Review: Features

The Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 is a sporty tire for sport sedans and sport coupes. The tire is equipped with a solid center rib block with a 3D point effect on the block edge to deliver excellent handling and braking on wet and dry roads.

The treads are blessed with an optimal profile design that provides an even contact patch on the road. This means the tires will offer better high-speed stability while minimizing deformation on the shoulder and center patch. The shoulders of the tire are further enhanced with noise care blocks to suppress road noise and tire roar.

The tire is also equipped with four wide straight grooves and a V-shaped pattern design to improve traction, grip, and water evacuation on wet roads. The tire also came with an uneven wear protection system so you can easily check the presence of abnormal wear on the face of the treads.

Constructed using a longer mileage carbon compound to improve wet grip with lower rolling resistance, this is a performance tire with the wear characteristics of a touring tire.

Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 Review: Test Drive

My test car might be old, but it still felt tight as a drum. I also think the design has aged gracefully despite the onslaught of new cars with a funkier exterior profile. I guess this will be my first time behind the wheel of the Infiniti G35 so I was a bit excited as well. I got the keys and drove off to acquaint myself with the characteristics and behavior of the car.

Dry Traction

You have to remember the tires in my test car are more than a year old, but traction and grip on dry roads were still impressive. I did find the steering to be a bit talkative on the highway but this can be attributed to the steering system of the Infiniti G35.

If you push it harder you will feel the tires squirm as they hunt for much-needed grip and the rear of the car has a tendency to slide out if you are not careful with your steering or throttle inputs.

Overall, the tires were okay in the dry. But if you demand more, you better get a better set of summer tires.

Wet Traction

I only got to the drive in the wet upon returning the car to the owner. There was nothing dramatic as I sped on a wet highway, and the braking was unaffected by the slippery nature of the road. I did feel the ABS system kick-in as I pressed hard on the brake pedal, but the tires were able to bring the car to a halt without much fuss.

Snow Traction

I didn’t have the chance to test the tires on snowy roads. However, the owner of the car was more than willing to share his experience when he drove the car in the snow.

The Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 performed well on light snow, but you better slow down if the roads are completely covered in ice or more than 2-inches of snow. In fact, he had to purchase a separate set of snow tires when the winter season was in full swing.

Comfort

It is hard to fault the Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 in terms of riding comfort. I am aware the Infiniti G35 is a sports sedan, but it behaves very much like a luxury car on the highway. In my opinion, the Hankook Ventus Noble2 is a more comfortable alternative if what you really want is a comfortable all-season performance tire.

Noise

I also noticed the Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 were a bit noisier on the highway, but this can be attributed to the age of the tires. Road noise and tire roar is not really that bad, but they are easily noticeable at higher than average speeds or when traversing over rough patches of road.

Treadwear

The wear characteristics of the Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 was impressive given the age of the tires fitted to my test car. The owner made sure to have the steering and suspension components checked before fitting the tires more than a year ago, and it shows. The tread wear was evenly distributed across the contact patch of the tires, and there were no signs of cuts or damage on the treads. It is hard to find a better set of low rolling resistance tires at this price range.

Conclusion

Do you need a sporty set of all-season tires but is short on cash? Take a closer look at the Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2. This is the type of tire that delivers optimum all-season performance with the style of a more expensive set of rubber.

Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 Review

Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 Review

  • Dry 90%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 80%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 90%
  • Treadwear 80%
  • Overall 87%
If you are looking for a rugged and go-anywhere vehicle that still delivers high-levels of comfort and refinement, the Chevrolet Colorado might be the perfect choice for you. I’m not a big fan of SUVs and pickup trucks but my test vehicle made me think otherwise.
I got my hands on a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab. It was equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 motor paired to a slick-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission. It is true the V6 motor has a healthy appetite for gas compared to larger engines of full-sized pickup trucks (especially if you have a heavy right foot), but direct-injection technology gave the motor a healthy 269 ft.-lbs. of torque, which made it effortless to motivate the pickup even when the bed is laden with cargo.

But the star of the show are the Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 tire. My test vehicle came fitted with stock 17-inch wheels. The owner bought the Hankook tires as a replacement for the old all-season tires. He was very pleased with the performance of the Dynapro HT RH12 because the tires delivered a smooth and comfy ride despite the rugged tread design.

I found this hard to believe. But in this review of the Hankook Dynapro HT RH12, I found out the tires offered more than just excellent all-season capabilities.

Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 Review: Features

The Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 is an all-season tire designed specifically to meet the demands of sporty trucks and sport-utility vehicles. Hankook is quick to point out that the Dynapro HT is also more than capable of exhibiting high levels of grip on wet and snowy roads courtesy of the built-in snow kerfs on the treads.

The tires is also fitted with button and semi-solid ribs to further enhance wet and snow traction. The interlocking geometry of the rib design and the high stiffness center block are responsible for improving the handling and steering response of your truck or SUV.

Equipped with four straight groove channels to improve wet and dry traction, the tire is also constructed using a unique and optimized tread compound that improves tread wear and braking performance. The relative stiffness of the carcass along with reinforced layer of under-tread protection is designed to protect the tire from cuts and abrasions.

It seems Hankook got all the bases covered with the Dynapro HT RH12. But how does it feel when driven on a mixed variety of roads and off-road terrain?

Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 Review: Test Drive

I hopped in and drove like a madman. Although I’m not particularly fond of pickup trucks or large vehicles in general, it is hard to deny the sense of security and go-anywhere capabilities of the Chevrolet Colorado. I was also surprised at the refinement of my test vehicle. It made me feel like I was on a lifted and rugged midsize sedan.

Dry Traction

The Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 is far from being a proper summer tire, but the traction and grip levels on dry roads was above average.

I drove the pickup on a multitude of city roads, highways, and mild off-road terrain but the tires felt surefooted even as I pushed the vehicle to above-average speeds.

Of course, the Colorado is far from being a sports sedan since the tall ride height gave a nervous sense of handling as I turned the wheel to attack a sharp left-handed corner, but I didn’t feel the tires lose traction even as I was working the V6 motor to the upper reaches of the rev limit.

Wet Traction

Truth be told, the tires felt a bit funny on wet roads. There was no hydroplaning or aquaplaning, but I did feel the tires were a bit overworked as I sped on a wet highway.

Braking was also admirable given the drenched condition of slippery asphalt roads. I guess this all had something to do with my aggressive driving nature, but I think the Hankook Dynapro HP2 RA33 was better when it comes to sporty performance on wet roads.

Snow Traction

I also got the chance to test the Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 on light snow and I was pleased with the results. I didn’t get the sensation that I was driving on icy roads, and that’s a good thing.

In most cases, you will feel the steering lighten up a bit as you navigate over light snow, which is a sign the tires were losing grip or hunting traction, but not in these tires. In fact, I also drove on roads with more than 2-inches of snow and the tires still felt great.

Comfort

The Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 tires are probably one of the most comfortable truck and SUV tires that you can buy today. The tires felt incredibly comfortable on the city and they were above average on smooth highways.

The owner of the Colorado was right when he said his pickup felt more comfortable and refined after fitting the Hankook tires, but it’s far from being perfect.

You will still feel the tires humping and thumping their way as you drive over concrete expansion joints and potholes, but this is par for the course in the world of pickup trucks.

Noise

I wasn’t expecting the tires to be totally silent given the aggressive nature of the tread design. You will hear moderate levels of tire roar at high speeds, but city driving is a thankfully more refined. The noise levels are not that great, but they are not whisper-silent either.

Treadwear

This is the strongest feature of the Hankook Dynapro HT RH12. The tires fitted to my test vehicle were almost a year old but they still looked relatively fresh. Yes, there were signs of wear on the treads but the tires have already traveled for approximately 9,000 miles at the time of this writing.

Conclusion

The Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 is an excellent choice if you are looking for a rugged all-season tire for your SUV or pickup truck. With prices starting at approximately $100 per piece, the low tread wear of the tires gives them excellent long-term value as well.