The best and worst tires, according to the OCU

The best and worst tires, according to the OCU

Goodyear, Michelin, Continental, Bridgestone, Pirelli, Hankook tires ... and even those who've never heard of. It has not escaped or brand. After a thorough analysis, the OCU, the non-profit association that provides information and attention to the Spanish consumer, has already drawn up its annual summer tire. This time, the tests have targeted two specific measures (195/65 R15 and 175/65 R14), where they have tested no less than 16 different tire models in each one of them.

In its report, OCU divides its tests in three blocks. A first one analyzes the behavior dry asphalt. Specifically, values ​​here bite, the stability changing lanes and cornering at 150 km / h, the braking distance 100 to 0 km / h and workability high speed; a second block where the value behavior in rain or wet soil to check, in addition to the foregoing also above its aquaplaning resistance this time both straight and curved. Finally, the OCU also appreciates duration, consumption and noise producing these tires. Here, the test takes a leading role.

OCU tire test

After all these tests, OCU SoBe provides a total score 100 to assess what the best and worst tires are in each category, including those not recommend buying. If you want to access the complete list of the OCU, you can click on each of the analyzed measures: 195/65 R15 Y 175/65 R14. Here we show you the recommended five in each category tires ... and which, according to the OCU, you should buy.

195/65 R15 tires

- TOP 5: the best:

1- Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance (68 points)

2- Hankook Kinergy Eco K425 (68 points)

3- Dunlop SportBluresponse (67 points)

4- Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde (66 points)

5- Fulda EcoControl HP (64 points)

- the OCU recommended not to buy:

1- Federal Formoza FD2

2- Apollo Alnac 4G

175/65 R14 tires

- TOP 5: the best:

1- Continental ContiEcoContact 5 (69 points)

2- Hankook Kinergy Eco K425 (67 points)

3- Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde (67 points)

4- Bridgestone Ecopia EP 150 (65 points)

5- Falken Sincera SN832 Ecorun (65 points)

- the OCU recommended not to buy:

1- HP3 Kleber Dynaxer

2- Kormoran Impulser b2

3- Debica Passio 2

4- Avon ZT5

How a tire cares?

Leveraging its annual summer tire, the OCU also emits a series of important recommendations for optimal care which also enables to extend the life of your tires.

a) Always keep the correct pressure. Check them when the tires are cold, because otherwise the gauge indicates a higher pressure.

b) Pressurizes and if you are carrying cargo more heavy. Tires in this regard have a recommended higher pressure to flow at full load.

c) Monitors provided the tread depth exceeds 1.6 mm. Otherwise, it is essential to change tires.

d) Do not install tires with different characteristics or wear level on the same axis.

e) Keep in good condition and always monitors the pressure of the spare wheel.

f) If you notice vibrations at high speeds, it is important that you check balanced.