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Made in Korea/China tires are in good quality, should I change them

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Made in Korea/China tires are in good quality, should I change them

I have 4 tires of brand Ling long tires for my Acura, they have been running for 4 years, 90,000 kilometres. The wear is still very minimal.

The tires are very good quality, the grab and performance are much better than My pirelli and Continental on my Toyota.

My mechanic told me that Chinese and Korea brand tires are actually better quality than European and American ones.

But I see a lot of unfair negative review on them. Should I change my tires based on those unfair reviews or should I still run with those tires Since they are still good.

Btw, Ling Long is the official sponsor of Juventus FC, not sure whether the manufacturer is China or Korea. Back in Europe, we use them very often than Canada.
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Dec 28, 2007
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You've had them for 4 years and 90K, I think you answered your own question. There's absolutely nothing wrong with China made tires. A guy at work has a 2012 Mustang GT and all he buys are tires made in China and never had a single issue with them. I noticed that he has a set of Sailun tires on right now. I asked him why and he said that the price is right and he can save hundred of dollars and they perform just as well as brand name tires or better. I would take most of these reviews with a grain of salt. There's even a lot of negative reviews on brand name North American/European made tires. Just go to Tire Rack, there's all kinds of reviews. People complain about the Michelin Defender and Defender T+H that I bought and they are actually really good and I have no complaints.
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GTEH!
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
If you still have good tread depth and the tires are still in good condition, keep them.
Unless you want new tires because......?
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googlemap wrote: I have 4 tires of brand Ling long tires for my Acura, they have been running for 4 years, 90,000 kilometres. The wear is still very minimal.

The tires are very good quality, the grab and performance are much better than My pirelli and Continental on my Toyota. My mechanic told me that Chinese and Korea brand tires are actually better quality than European and American ones.

But I see a lot of unfair negative review on them. Should I change my tires based on those unfair reviews or should I still run with those tires Since they are still good.
Btw, Ling Long is the official sponsor of Juventus FC, not sure whether the manufacturer is China or Korea. Back in Europe, we use them very often than Canada.

Pirelli and Kumho are Chinese owned tire companies now

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