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Unread 3rd March 2009   #1
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Anyone recommend a good tyre for a Kia Sportage

Will need to get some new tyres soon for my 2007 Sportage - done just over 16K - don't expect to get more the 18k out of the fronts
18k doesn't seem good for modern tyres, but I've seen the same figure on the kia forum - so I'd really like to look at a different tyre that lasts a bit longer.
Like most people with "compact SUV's" - I don't do 'off-road' - just towing

I think there's at least a few sporty owners on here, and I guess it's likely you've had new tyres now, so I'd be grateful if you can share what you picked to replace them with (and why)
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We currently have some Goodyear Wrangler all weathers on the front of the Sorento and intend having the rear Michelins changed to them aswell when they need doing. The tyres and very responsive and quiet and were a reasonable cost. We only managed to get 17,000miles out of our 2007 Galaxy's tires!! and only 15k from our 2005 Espace tyres!! So 18,000miles doesnt sound to bad in comparison.

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always have a look on ebay - new tyres.
and the make you want.

I ve bought a few this way now, and just pay some old boy i know a couple of quid to put them on.


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Re: Anyone recommend a good tyre for a Kia Sportage

[quote="david128"]Will need to get some new tyres soon for my 2007 Sportage - done just over 16K - don't expect to get more the 18k out of the fronts
18k doesn't seem good for modern tyres, but I've seen the same figure on the kia forum - so I'd really like to look at a different tyre that lasts a bit longer.

My Sorento came fitted with HANCOOK tyres, that was in march 2003,
and have towed my 1600kg caravan down and back to spain in spring and autum of every year. 12 tmes in all, and towed round GB. in summer.
I just had it M.O.T.d yesterday, the recorded miles 57800, and the original tyres are still on, the examiner said "They are good for at least another 10000 miles " and will do another year yet, so when it comes to needing a new set they will be as the originals HANCOOK,


P.S. I am given to understand thatHancook means "Korean Man"
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Hankooks were fitted as standard at one point by Kia, i work within the tyre industry and they are regarded as a a very good choice! Not to heavy on the pocket and wear well.
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Here is picture of the thing that wears out your tyres !!!




It's called the right foot....
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Thanks for all the replies - I'll definitely check out Hankook tyres.
It's interesting that I've had more response from this forum than the Kia forum
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You may be interested in UTQGS...Uniform Tyre Quality Grading System.

Tyres are marked on the sidewall for

TREADWEAR... with 100 as basic standard and the higher the figure the better the wear. 200 = twice the wear of 100 etc.

TRACTION... AA - A - B - C...... the higher the better in the wet.

TEMPERATURE....resistance to temperature both ambient and driving conditions
A - B - C..... higher the better the resistance.
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