Quick update on the tyre review I promised.
Goodyear Eagle Sport AllSeason Run flat - V - Vredestein AllSeason non RF.
Both on new identical GLC 250d’s AMG Premium Plus with 20” AMG wheels and standard suspension.
Drove my sisters car today (shod with the Vredesteins) in order to compare them against my Goodyears. Both cars were set to comfort mode.
Local streets and A roads of Leeds which means speed bumps, crappy road surface and plenty of pot holes.
On any decent surface there really is very little difference between the two, perhaps a little more road noise with the GY’s. On poor surfaces or over speed bumps you can feel the difference as the GY’s are a little less flexible so you do feel it more. The Vredesteins are more forgiving which you would probably expect. At about 60 mph on a dual carriage way with a poor road surface the Vredesteins are more comfortable and help to smooth out the poor surface. As I’ve previously said the GY’s tend to crash over the surface making the back a little fidgety but nothing to dramatic.
I’m obviously no expert on the subject so just giving my considered real world opinion which is, there really is very little to choose between the two, certainly nothing that would turn me against one or the other. The Vredesteins are probably the more comfortable all round tyre which may be nothing more than one would expect in relation to their design and purpose.
Given the choice I think I would be tempted to take the Vredesteins, not just for the little extra comfort but more for the fact they are far more readily available, cheaper and repairable in the event of a puncture. With the GY’s you’re pretty much limited to replacing like for like and in my experience that’s easier said than done.
Sorry there is nothing earth shattering but that’s the reality of it, there is very little to choose between them so if you are a fan of RF’s you’ll be very happy, if not you might not even notice the difference.