Hi guys, hope everyone here is doing is doing well.
I live in Islamabad and we have a Liana with the current tyres being Bridgestone Potenza G3 (185/65/R14) and we've had them for around 5-6 years and they've been great and have not given us any major trouble. They are still running fine but the tread is very worn out so we will be getting new tyres sometime this or next week. I initially went out to see if we could get the same tyres since we were pretty satisfied with these but I was told that these ones don't come any more.
So I visited a few shops and was told about the following tyres in the size 185/65/R14:
Dunlop SPT1 for 22k
Dunlop 703 for 24k
Bridgestone 150 for 24k
Yokohama DB for 28k
Yokohama Ecosdesign for 25.5k
I was also told that only the Yokohama tyres are original Japanese manufactured while the rest are from other places like Indonesia, etc. Are any of these tyres good? What about the prices I've been told? Also, is there any way I can know for sure if I'm getting a genuine tyre? I apologise for the long post but this is the first time that I'm going to be getting the tyres myself so I just wanted to make sure I don't mess up. Thank you for your time!
Yokohama Db are very nice tyres low noise & comfortable as compared to the others but dunlop, Bridgestone & rest are just average tyres.
If you can manage them go for yokohama.
Also notice the manufacturing date on the tires must not be old than 4-5 months.
Otherwise dunlop & bridgstone is also fine.