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01-19-02, 03:23 PM   #1  

I recently bought a used 1997 Chevy Camaro.The dealer put
4 new tires on it for me.They are "Continental Touring Contact AS"
Iam unfarmilar with Continental tires.Are these fairly good tires?thanks.

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01-20-02, 09:27 AM   #2  
hi cs, Continental has been making tires for decades and as far as I know they are of decent quality; I used to use their tires on the motorcycles I owned in my younger/crazier days.


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01-21-02, 05:42 AM   #3  
The tire companies bought each other out, so it's not like years ago when they were all independent.

You are mainly looking at three things in buying tires:

1) Treadwear, rated in a number. The higher the # the better. A tire rated 400 in theory lasts four times more than one rated 100.

2) Traction: A, B, C. A is the best.

3)Temperature: A, B, C. Tire's ability to dissipate heat. A is the best.

A tire with the best mix of all three is the best tire for the vehicle as long as it is the same size and construction as what the mfgr. originally recommended.

For example, on sports cars, there is a speed rating. You should match that when replacing the tires.

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