I had BRIDGESTONE tyre in TOYOTA ETIOS VD-SP, but after crossing 41000 km , both front tyres punctures.It took me around 3 to 4 months to detect the punctures as they leak very slow. The pressure was coming down to 25/22/18 PSI from 35PSI in 3 to 4 days time. First time when I really suspect the puncture ,I got them repaired in HARSHA TOYOTA during my annual service . After that FRONT RIGHT was ok but FRONT LEFT started giving issues after some long drives. After 1st repair at HARSHA TOYOTA , the front left tyre punctured 3 times around the same place. By that time my ODO was reading around 43000 km (FEB-2019). Despite of this PUNCTURE issue , all 4 tyres looks to be perfect. The TREAD DEPTH was absolutely perfect in all
As the front left tyre developed frequent puncture issue, I was little nervous. Than considering the below factors , I decided to replace all 4 tyres in my CAR.Some people suggested me to replace only front two tyres and even some suggest to replace only 1 tyre.....😃 However I stuck to my decission of replacing all 4. I am not sure If my decision was correct .........🤔🤔
1. The tyres are now 5 year 6 month old. They are getting older and would have replaced them around 50000km.
2. As per HARSHA TOYOTA , they suppose to recommend the tyre replacement in next servicing
3. My long drive habit. The tyres must be in perfect shape.
I went for an urgent Tyre replacement on Sunday (3rd Feb 2019) . All the Tyre shops around GACHHIBOWLI (MICHELIN, BRIDGESTONE,GOOD YEAR....etc) were closed except MRF (MRF Exclusive, Leela Tyres, Gachibowli). I did not have any other option as next day I was suppose to travel on official work for couple of days . So decided to go with MRF ZLX .... Each tyre cost me Rs. 4800 including fitting and replacement charges.... Total I paid Rs. 19200/-.
It is now almost 2 months, I am using MRF ZLX and did not feel much difference with BRIDGESTONE. Lets see how it goes after some years...
Sometime I think I should have gone with MICHELIN/APOLLO after looking all the reviews....but is MRF is that bad ........😪 😪..after all it is also a trusted Indian brand.
@BORNDRIVER Very well detailed on all the important information needed to visit Puttaparthi. Any person who would want to visit Puttaparthi will need no extra information to make up their plan. I've been to this place a couple of time but that was almost about 10 years ago. Thanks again for sharing the log.