Planning to get these Korean tyres? Read my unbiased review here before making that decision.
The odometer of my car is already clocking more than 55,000km and tyre replacement was already long due. I recently had huge financial commitment so I wanted to look for good tyres which are good and would fit my budget.
I’m very much an internet person so instead of going to tyre shops directly, I’d check the prices online first.
I browsed on Mudah to find my tyre size which is 205/55R16. The original tyre fitted onto my car was from Yokohama and I know this Japanese brand would cost around RM300-400 a piece.
There are not many tyres available for this size on Mudah. I found the Hankook Ventus V2 (H457) sold by Rabbit Tyre in Petaling Jaya for RM215 each.
After checking some reviews on a few US tyre websites such as this, I was already quite decisive that it’s the tyre that I’m going to buy.
I own a Lexus CT200h purchased in 2013 and despite driving it for 3 years, I still love this car. It’s super quiet and great on highway. It’s just wasn’t so great with the old tyres because they became very noisy.
After getting the tyres replaced at Rabbit Tyre in SS2, they provided a free alignment which I haven’t done for quite some time. They have a high tech alignment equipment using infrared sensors, something I haven’t really seen before.
So are these tyres any good at all?
Firstly, these tyres are very quiet and they complement nicely with my hybrid car. On highways, it feels as though my car is gliding with minimal noise from the road. The wind noise actually became more apparent.
I briefly tried driving the car at 140km/h and tyre grip is very good. Since it hasn’t rain yet, I’m not able to tell how the tyres would perform.
Although it’s a Korean brand, you may want to know that it’s made in Indonesia. This doesn’t really bother me as tyre quietness is really what I’m aiming for.
I’ll provide more reviews once the tyres have reached around 1,000km. It’s really too soon to tell because I wrote this review just a few hours after returning from the tyre shop.
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