: BEST TYRES for SCENIC?


Jono Dilley
19th April 2012, 07:27 AM
Hello, Please could you advise on the best value tyres for my Megane Scenic. It is an old 'sport' model 2001 and the tyre size is 205/55/16. I need something with more grip! BUT do not have lots of money! Thanks. Cheers, Jono.

VelSatisfied
19th April 2012, 08:54 AM
Hi there.

To be honest, you have plenty of choice; http://www.tyretraders.com/tyresearchresults.aspx?width=205&ratio=55&rim=16&man=All&flat=False&filter=Price&ftype=Ascending&pricing=1&cat=All&speed=All&Loading=All&tyreType=All - I don't know what the load rating requirement is.

Regarding brand choice? Well, it has to be remembered that tyres are all about compromise, those which have stickier tread compounds, tend to use more fuel, and wear out more quickly - so there is no free lunch as such, it's where your priorities lie.

I tend to buy the cheaper tyres (a nail doesn't care what the name is on the sidewall), and find them perfectly acceptable, in any case, they are much better than the tyre thats coming off.

Best of luck,

Paul

mseh
19th April 2012, 09:00 AM
try www.oponeo.co.uk. But you do have to get them fitted.

VelSatisfied
19th April 2012, 09:12 AM
try www.oponeo.co.uk (http://www.oponeo.co.uk). But you do have to get them fitted.

WOW, they are expensive for my car - cheapest on the site I suggested - 58.37 + (5 p&p), cheapest on the site you mentioned - 90 (free delivery)....

May be cheaper for the OP's size though.

Paul

dominic123
19th April 2012, 01:10 PM
Hi,

If you want budget tyres I can recommend you Lassa Impetus Sport (205/55/16).

Royl
19th April 2012, 02:58 PM
try and avoid Continentals, they give a very smooth ride but the outer tread wears out within 8 - 10k miles.

saabguy
19th April 2012, 03:10 PM
try and avoid Continentals, they give a very smooth ride but the outer tread wears out within 8 - 10k miles.

As will all tyres if the car is out of alignment or the tyres run at the wrong pressure. Dismissing Conti's because this unfortunately happened with you is a bit unfair. I've found Barum Bravuris to be a good compromise between price/performance and wear. 64 fitted/balanced and old tyre disposed of is a decent price....see link.

http://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk/ts/search/tyredetails.aspx?code=2055516BA2W

stewartw
19th April 2012, 06:41 PM
There are many companies to choose from.

http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?dsco=110&cart_id=29663139.110.16734&m_s=3&tyre_for=PKWGAN&s_p=All-Season_Tyres

http://www.tyremen.co.uk/

http://www.valuetyres.co.uk/

http://www.tyretraders.com/tyres_home.aspx

I ordered 4 new tyres from ebay. only in February, and ask the local garage to chuck them on for me, they also fitted 4 new glow plugs I bought from gsf carparts, nice lads, just bought them a few beers from Tesco.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?rt=nc&LH_ItemCondition=11&_nkw=2055516&_dmpt=UK_Cars_Tyres_RL&_fln=1&_sc=1&_sop=15&_ssov=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m1539

Hope this helps.

GamithUK
19th April 2012, 07:01 PM
When you do have some money it might be well spent here (https://www.blackboots.co.uk/order.php) - get the guys WIM guys to do a geometry check at the same time.

ttfn

pragmatix
19th April 2012, 07:07 PM
As will all tyres if the car is out of alignment or the tyres run at the wrong pressure. Dismissing Conti's because this unfortunately happened with you is a bit unfair. I've found Barum Bravuris to be a good compromise between price/performance and wear. 64 fitted/balanced and old tyre disposed of is a decent price....see link.

http://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk/ts/search/tyredetails.aspx?code=2055516BA2W

Im running those on my Mondeo and they are a very good tyre, made by continental, no probs with them dry and wet grip is very good wear so far seems very low done 4500miles and they look like new, I have no hesitation in recomending them.
But if you fit new tyres get a four wheel alliingnment check, it will save you money later

coup
19th April 2012, 08:50 PM
This site

http://www.mytyres.co.uk/

While Im not recommending it as the only place to buy .does have owner tyre revues and "german tests" of tyres they have listed.

Jono Dilley
20th April 2012, 07:23 AM
Thanks. I used to have an MR2 and it really mattered what tyres you had on. Bridgestones were the daddies, but Firestones were just as good at half the price, so liking the look of the Firestones offered here on this website! My car had problems yesterday, so is in the car hospital (garage to anyone else)! But, needing a couple of tyres before the MOT next month - if I can afford it!!!! Thanks again, Jono.

Jono Dilley
20th April 2012, 07:30 AM
Thankyou. The Firestrone is looking favourite to me at the moment. Just try and get the best price now! Thanks again, Jono.

Jono Dilley
20th April 2012, 07:36 AM
Thankyou to everyone that replied. Very useful. Will now try and get a deal locally, as I think maybe a Firestone (or Bridgestone) will be the ones! I always liked them on my MR2 years ago, and gave excellent grip. It is a minefield, but better the devil and all that!
My car is in the car hospital (garage) and am just awaiting the results back! Hoping it is something small, but it sounded like something big!!!
Thanks again, Jono.

Jono Dilley
28th April 2012, 08:17 AM
There are many companies to choose from.

http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?dsco=110&cart_id=29663139.110.16734&m_s=3&tyre_for=PKWGAN&s_p=All-Season_Tyres

http://www.tyremen.co.uk/

http://www.valuetyres.co.uk/

http://www.tyretraders.com/tyres_home.aspx

I ordered 4 new tyres from ebay. only in February, and ask the local garage to chuck them on for me, they also fitted 4 new glow plugs I bought from gsf carparts, nice lads, just bought them a few beers from Tesco.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?rt=nc&LH_ItemCondition=11&_nkw=2055516&_dmpt=UK_Cars_Tyres_RL&_fln=1&_sc=1&_sop=15&_ssov=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m1539

Hope this helps.
Thanks. Have just ordered 2 Firestones from tyre traders and will get them put on by a local garage (that I know) for 7 each tyre (plus tracking), in readiness for my MOT mid May! Thanks again, Jon.

VelSatisfied
28th April 2012, 08:27 AM
That's great.

They are a good company, and saved me a lot of stress & money when I made an emergency purchase on Christmas Day, at 1am.

Mine were delivered within 3 days, which impressed me greatly.

Paul

donald68
28th April 2012, 09:13 AM
try and avoid Continentals, they give a very smooth ride but the outer tread wears out within 8 - 10k miles.

That's quite a mighty generalisation!

Not sure it is fair to write off a whole premium tyre manufacturer's range like that!

I think it is very useful to have tyre reviews, but on a model-by-model basis, please!

I have been running 195/65/15 EcoContact 2 for the last 2 years on my Vectra 'commuter', and they've worn very uniformly over the last 20,000 miles, at ~5.5mm tread now (50% worn) (as did the previous Avons replaced at 38,000, as do the current Maloya winter set, Cresta 220s, which I would recommend not only as an excellent budget winter tyre but also suggest they might not do too badly as a general all season tyres as they seem not so heavily siped, or such soft a rubber that they wear quickly).

(There again, I run them at 38psi (dropping the Maloyas to 32psi when it gets very wintery under tread). I've run all my tyres that high for the last 150,000 miles worth of my car-career, and always got very even tyre wear.)

I currently run Kleber Quadraxer all season 185/65 on our Scenic, and they do well enough. No particular concerns (again, even tyre wear at the pressures I run them) but a little more oversteer than I would expect if it was running summer tyres, but I'm sure the Scenic would still over-steer with the best tyres in the world!!

Royl
28th April 2012, 10:14 AM
aaa As will all tyres if the car is out of alignment or the tyres run at the wrong pressure. Dismissing Conti's because this unfortunately happened with you is a bit unfair. I've found Barum Bravuris to be a good compromise between price/performance and wear. 64 fitted/balanced and old tyre disposed of is a decent price....see link.

Tyre Pressures checked every week and adjusted if driving on a motorway, before start of journey and adjusted after, (at cold)
A computer aided tracking and full geometry check was carried out on my vehicle by a very large wheel specialist company in Dagenham (Essex) and the car was 100% as it should be, I have it checked every 3 months, yes 3 months, road saftey to me is very important
I have owned 4 renaults with factory fitted Conti's fitted and all of them have shown wear on the outer edges. I am a retired proffessional driver (for more than 45 yrs) and a member of the IAM, I drove just about every marque of vehicle, I was the personal driver to a very high profile Family and the one thing I do know about is the importance of having a vehicle in tip top condition. One of my sons had 3 Renault Kangoo's (motability vehicles) all were fitted with Conti's from new and they all needed replacing at between 8--10k miles.
I have just fitted 4 Michelin Energy tyres and I can only say that the ride in my G/Modus is so much better than driving with the Conti's. Yes Continential tyres give a very smoothe ride, but they do not last long, and to me thats not good for safety and for my wallet.
http://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk/ts/search/tyredetails.aspx?code=2055516BA2W