Tires how does Federal tire Rate

#1

I just bought a set of Federal tires, they were about 245.00 for all 4 plus disposal. I was going to ask my tire guy but he thinks everything is junk except what he sells. They are on a 93 Taurus.

#2

I know that they are made in Taiwan, which is probably much better than if they were made in mainland China, but I don’t really know anything specific about that brand other than their country of origin. If you do a Google search with the specific model number/name of those tires, you should be able to find some opinions from others who have bought that tire.

However–and I ask this with all due respect–Wouldn’t it be better to find out about the ratings of these tires prior to purchase, rather than after you purchased them?

#3

The summer tires on my Accord are Federal Super-Steels. They seem to ride and handle pretty well, though I suppose you’d know that part already, and I just switched them off after maybe 6,000 miles or so and they seem to be wearing fairly evenly and not too severely.

Federal also makes a really good heavier-duty light-truck tire that I’ve known a lot of people who’ve been extremely happy with, so at least some of their tires are good.

#4

Water under the bridge, let us know how they fair.

#5

Thank you I’ll check the internet also, and yes I should have checked first but I needed them that day because one of my old ones split and one separated, so I just went to a old friends shop and said do me up inexpensive, and thats what I got.

#6

Thanks for the comment, I like them so far but they didnt seem to be the best looking tire but if theyre safe for the family and last a few years… I’m happy.

#7

True True… so far so good, I’ll post again when it’s time to rotate.

#8

Tires and brakes are two areas where it’s not wise to cheap out on. I would rather pay $245 per tire and know that I’m getting a well known tire that has good reputation than $245 for a set of tires that I know nothing about, haven’t heard of, and were obviously built to a price.

#9

I agree with that. My Michelin tires were almost $100 per tire, but they’ve been worth it

#10

Shouldn’t you have asked this question BEFORE you bought the tires?

#11

check 'em out here:

http://www.federaltire.com/en/