today i checked the Michelin XM1 165/65 R13, at Asad Tires the price was Rs. 4250/tire and the Yokohama A drive was Rs. 4150/tire. Dunlop ECO 3900/Tire.
i bought non of them because i was confused a lot, and come back to home, i want to get more information then will go tomorrow to buy. i search XM1 in 5-6 shops some of them have 32nd week of 2009 and some have 16th week of 2008. Yokohama A drive also have late 2009 dates. they also told me that fresh 2010 tires are not coming and five years is the shelf life for a tire. they also want to give me warranty for those tires. another confusion is some shops walas told me that XM1 is made in Indonesia, some told me it is made in Thailand, and some called it japani made. also one of them gave me visiting card and told me that call me tomorrow and i will give you XM1 2010 INDONESIAN in Rs. 3650/tire so i came back with a lot of confusion in my head. now please help me deciding which one to buy.
now please answer me the following questions.
1: what is the shelf life of tire and how much old tire i should buy which will be ok.
2: how to know that the tire is original Michelin XM1, what is its made?
3: what should be the price 3650 or 4250?
Please help, thanking in advance.
The other shops walas rate is also the same ranging from 4100 to 4300 for the XM1.