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Asked by Eric Moore

I WAS able to clock 140,000km on my 2002 Mitsubishi Verada wagon before the factory Bridgestone ER30s needed replacing. Two outlets, one Bridgestone, one independent, told me that I should not expect the same life from a new set of identical tyres because those originally fitted have a different compound. Is this true?

Answered by CarsGuide

24 Mar 2006 Graham Smith

OUR tyre expert, Russell Stuckey, says the replacement tyres should give the same result, as both the originals and replacements are made here and are identical. With imported cars, where the original tyres are made overseas, the replacements might sometimes be locally made, so perform differently.

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