07/24/2018 - Yokohama - AVID Ascend
My vehicle came off the lot with Michelin tires, and I worked near a Michelin plant for many years (even in one briefly), so I was a fairly loyal Michelin customer for many years, in spite of the fact that their tires never got anywhere hear the warrantied 80K miles. I do drive an SUV, so I wasn't expecting exactly 80K miles, but I was getting more like 45K miles, which isn't great! Eventually, I moved to a different state where the Michelin deals weren't as plentiful, and the next time I needed tires, I was more open-minded about other brands. The gentleman at Treadquarters swore I'd be much happier with Yokohama tires. Since he sold Michlins that were similar in price to the Yoko tires he was recommending, I figured he was telling the truth and not just giving me some line to try to sell tires, and I decided to give them a try. So glad I did. I'd never run anything but Michelins on the vehicle, so I had no idea the cabin could be so much less overrun by tire noise! I could actually hear the radio without turning it way up! And the Yoko wear has been much better than the Michelins! I still didn't get the full 80K, but I got a lot closer (70K). My vehicle is up to 215K miles now, and I'm on the 2nd full set of Yoko tires. If the vehicles makes it, I'll buy a third set! I definitely recommend them!