The Best Tires for a Quiet Ride and Long Life

by Jimmy Mak

When it comes to choosing the best tires for your vehicle, there are many choices available, which vary greatly. For the average driver, however, the most important features that a tire can have are that it lasts for a long time and provides a smooth, quiet ride.

Michelin Primacy MXV4

The Michelin Primacy MXV4 is an all-season tire that comes in sizes that will accommodate most passenger cars and SUVs. Michelin uses a technology they call Advanced MaxTouch Construction that results in a long tread life. These tires are designed using Michelin's Comfort Control Technology, which reduces road noise and vibrations, providing a a very quiet ride. The tread-life warranty on these tires is six years or 60,000 miles.

Bridgestone Turanza Serenity

The Turanza Serenity by Bridgestone is an all-season tire designed primarily for coupes and sedans. Turanza Serenity tires are silica-reinforced, which makes them stronger and gives them a longer tread life. They also have a unique tread pattern, which is designed to keep the tire in constant contact with the road, also helping reduce road noise and give a smooth quiet ride. The tread-life warranty on these tires is five years or 70,000 miles.

Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

Kuhmo brand tires are generally designed for higher performance vehicles such as sports cars and luxury sedans. Their design focuses on good handling, a quiet ride and a long tread-life, and the Ecsta LX Platinum is no exception to that. Kuhmo's advanced tire compound gives these tires their long life while the tread pattern leads to a quiet ride with good handling. The tread-life warranty on these tires is six years or 60,000 miles.

About the Author

Jimmy Mak is an information technology professional who started writing in 1998. He has been published in various company-specific technical documents. Mak has a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and a Master of Science in computer engineering from Manhattan College. He also holds a Master of Business Administration in finance and international business from Pace University.

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