Good car tyres are critical to ensuring your safety and the safety of your passengers. We track-test and review tyres from popular brands to help you find the best.
Our test covers many sized tyres from brands such as Goodyear, Michelin, Bridgestone and Yokohama.
Our expert testers give every set of tyres a thorough workout to help find the tyres that:
Our interactive comparison tool helps you find out which brands are safer and the best value for money. Our Recommended list will help you quickly see which models come out on top.
We'd like to thank Morgan Park Raceway in Warwick, Qld, for ensuring a smooth test.
List of brands we tested in this review.
Price paid per tyre. These are the retail prices at the time of publish. Tyre prices can vary considerably depending on the store or where you live, so shop around.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 66 and 360
CHOICE recommends models that score at least 75% overall and at least 70% in every test category.
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Tyres come in different sizes for different makes and models of cars. Find your tyre size by checking the current tyres on your car or the car manual. Different sizes are not comparable, so this is the most important thing to get right.
The maximum speed at which the tyre can travel.
H (210km/h), T (190km/h), V (240km/h), W (270km/h), Y (300km/h).
Directional models are designed to be fitted to the car so their tread pattern faces a particular way (usually marked with an arrow on the sidewall).
Asymmetric (outside/inside) models are designed to be fitted to the rim so that a particular side (marked on the tyre's sidewall) faces outwards.
The maximum weight one tyre can carry.
84 (500kg), 89 (580kg), 91 (615kg), 92 (630kg), 94 (670kg), 95 (690kg), 96 (710kg), 99 (775kg), 103 (875kg).
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 82 and 103
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.