[Healeys] Tires (Oh, No! Not again)

Len and/or Marge Hartnett thehartnetts at earthlink.net
Wed Feb 11 22:54:26 MST 2015

Yes, again.  I have been searching availability of Vredestine tires.  They have been the last two sets on my car.  The first set was replaced due to age, not lack of tread.  When I purchased the current set, one was bad (pulled the car right or left depending which side it was mounted on) and had to be exchanged.  There was no problem getting the replacement tire.  Now, after six years, one of them developed a large blister in the sidewall.  I am reluctant to use Vredestein again as it would appear that the quality may be declining.  An e-mail on The List a few years ago indicated that ownership has gone from the Netherlands to Russia to India even though manufacture may still be in the Netherlands.  My research shows that Vredestines are getting harder to find and the price has gone up considerably in six years. 

Two tires have been suggested as possible alternatives.  I would appreciate any comments, pro or con, on the the following tires:

Hankook 175/65R-15 H426 

Toyo 175/65R-15 84H Ultra Z-900 all season BW

(The Other) Len
Fairfield, CA, USA
1967 AH 3000 MkIII, HBJ8L39031 

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