Re: Tyres for Zetec alloys?
I started off my 2000 V Focus 1.8 zetec with Continental ecos but found they spun quite a bit when taking off in the wet (I am far from being a boy racer but like to progress quickly and smoothly) and when they wore out I changed them at the National "garage" for Avon ZV1's which were recommended by the bloke there. Because they were a reasonable price, I assumed that he was getting a good commission on the sale and that they would not be too good. I was extremely pleased with them, good traction in the wet, never "let go" once and they were quiet too. The wear was extremely good and I put about 24k miles into them when the car went to my daughter 2 months ago, they still had another estimated 6k miles in them. I must say though that I swapped them front to back (they are directional) at every annual service and the wear was even on all of them (still got 4mm on all parts of tread).
Believe National are still doing Avon ZVs (probably ZV2 now?) and maybe with buy one get one free plus Tesco clubcard points, I would certainly say that after being a bit sceptical at first, I was extremely pleased with the performance, the wear and the lack of road noise.
Have you had a look at blackcircles.co.uk website - they do a comparison of tyres
ps I would never buy cheap crappy tyres for the sake of saving money, the most important bit of the car in my opinion
"James" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:3h0f1eFel8tgU1@individual.net...
> Hi everyone
> My current tyre dimensions are: 195/60 R15 V and need some suggestions as to
> which tyres to go for. So far I have considered Pirelli P6000s and have been
> quoted £270 for all 4 fitted. My concern is I have read reports that say
> they are quite noisy. Does anyone have experience of these tyres or can
> anyone recommend a better tyre for similar money?I don't do many miles (5K)
> but do tend to do frequent short journeys. TIA.