mick holmwood

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Just bought a Yaris hybrid and tyres are a bit noisy,

whats the quietest make.

Cheers Mick.

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Bear in mind that the noise rating from the tyre labelling system, is a measurement of external noise (measured from outside the vehicle) and may not relate well to perceived noise inside the vehicle. So to get tyres that seem quieter inside a vehicle would probably be more of a judgement call and will vary from model to model depending how well noise, vibration and harshness is suppressed.

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So no idea then.

Just thought someone may have changed their tyres and found some quieter ones.

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Hi Mick,

I don't have a Yaris.  But this recent review of 205/55 x 16 tyr (so not your size) might give a general pointer:-

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/91856/tyre-reviews-best-car-tyres

Independant to this test it would appear that Goodyear and Kuhmo are regarded as quiet tyres, but that is not the complete list!

 

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Yaris Hybrid Excel 2014

As it happens, we had a set of four Khumos fitted the other day.  ............... 195 60R 14 ............ £72 each.

We bought the car secondhand and the originals were on the back - Continentals.  The front ones had been changed by the previous owner - can't remember the make, but they were budget ones.  All four needed replacement, so I bit the bullet at went to our local tyre place.  Been using them for over 30years, so I know they are good people.

First thing I noticed, was the tyres were quieter.  Not a great deal, but definitely quieter.  Could be the difference of the budget tyres on the front.

Mick.

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Also Michelin CrossClimate may well be available for your car, but they will be at the expensive end and the rolling resistance isn't that good, so your mpg will suffer a bit.

Everyone who reviews them says they are very quiet. And they are excellent in the snow when compared to summer tyres.

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Only my personal opinion, but I'd expect tyres to become noisier as they get older, due to the rubber compound hardening with age, and the tyre wearing.

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thanks for the  replies, gives me a few choices.

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