Need information on Car Tyres


Already touched 57000 KM on my car and it is time to change the tyres!!!

Just when I was thinking about it, I came across tyres section in PayTM!!!


Now I need some details/information before going with online purchase!!!

Is it safe to buy online?
Just want to make sure if I’ll be getting genuine tyres and it is not duplicate or retreaded one!!

How to check genuinity?

How should I confirm if they are genuine first hand tyres!!! Will I get any quality certificate??

Is possible to negotiate with dealers with online prices??

Want to know if it possible to get online discount with dealers… Haven’t negotiated with dealers, just want to understand if someone has done it already??

Does online purchase cover warranty?

Though they claim it is warranty covered… I keep getting contradicting opinions and it is really confusing… Want to know if anyone availed warranty for any online purchase!!

Can I buy online and get it attached/fitted on the car by a dealer?

Will dealers get the tyre fitted to the car even if I purchase online..

What is the difference between 88T, 88H & 88S?

When I searched I found that my car needs 165/80 R14 tyres… But still I see 88T, 88H & 88S sub-classifications… I want to know the difference between those sub-classifications!!!

2 Comments on “Need information on Car Tyres

  1. 88h, 88T or 88s is nothing but load range and the speed range. Numeric “88” is your vehicles load range and alphabet “H or T or S” is your vehicles speed range. Where the code 88 limits your vehicle upto 560 kg’s of load and the code “H, T or S” limits your vehicle speed upto “210 or 190 or 180” respectively. Also from Paytm they give service facility also by booking it in online you can book it on your comfortable time. I don’t see much difference in online or in real time purchase. Almost same price in both mode. I got 5 Continental tyres for 18500 a year back when I buy it in shop directly. But on service side you will get good offers for wheel balancing and alignment.

    • Thanks for the details Machi!!! It was really informative!!! Never knew such details!!!

      I see 25-30 percent difference da!!! PayTM gives CashBack which makes the difference!!!

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