mud4fun wrote:According to a couple of tyre specs I found online my tyres will have had 7.3mm of tread depth when new.
This means my rears have only lost 0.3mm and my front have lost 0.8mm in 11K miles.
This gives an estimated life (down to 3mm which is the minimum I would ever go on a tyre) of 60K miles for the fronts and 150K miles for the rears However tyres wear faster as they reduce in rubber so in reality the fronts will probably only last 50K miles and the rears only 120K miles.
I also do not like these tyres. They are lethal on ice as I found out earlier in the year when Dafny slid clean across the road on an icy road at a very low speed. I'd driven the exact same road every day for 12 years in numerous vehicles and on sheet ice, slush and snow and have never slid before. All my other vehicles are fitted with soft compound, siped winter tyres during winter months though so I was complacent. I will be fitting winters to Dafny as soon as I can afford them. While my other vehicles were 4x4's they only run in RWD normally and even in RWD on their winter tyres they had far higher levels of grip than Dafny on the Contintentals which are a hard compound tyre. Summer use only really. They are also REALLY noisy compared to even the mud tyres on my Land Rover!
looks like we'll be paying for new batteries in the senders sooner than expected then?jarviser wrote:Another theory blown! I just let them all down to 32, turned on the ignition, there it was, 4 displays at 32!
Yes the noise from them is one of the main reasons I dislike them, very rumbly and harsh, probably ideal for what they were designed for (Eco purposes) but the ride on them is so much harsher than previous vehicles I've had with 17s and low profile 205/40/17 tyres, even budget low profiles. The Premium Contacts on the Corsa D with 16" wheels are far smoother and refined, oddly though the 17" Eco Contacts on the courtesy LE I have just now are noticeably not as bad as the 16" ones on my own car.
There's no real call for winter tyres here, it's always bloody cold and raining but snow and ice aren't usually a problem, besides in Glasgow and surrounding areas it's usually so congested when bad weather does hit that you are wither moving at snails pace - quite literally - so no chance of losing it or its so busy you just don't go out.
I'm not sure if they are even still made but if they are I'll be changing to Goodyear Eagle F1s
Regards renewing the batteries in the Tpms sensors/valves, it'll probably be easier and cheaper to just replace the whole valve/sensor with a new one.