Probably not. I have a set of 215/75R15 Goodyear Viva 2 on my 1994 Dakota, and they're stopped making those. It's had three sets of these tires on in, with only the last being any good. The first set was down to the wear indicators after only 50,000 miles. Not the best, but the price was right, so I gave them another try. The belts on all four tires of the second set separated after about 25,000 miles. Walmart replaced the entire set without charge. The third set, which currently has about 20,000 miles on them, is wearing very well so far, but I probably wouldn't buy them again even if they were available.
Whatever you end up buying, it's critically important to have your vehicle aligned by a good shop immediately after they're installed, and rotate the tires according to the manufacturer's instructions if you want them to go the distance. You also want to keep them inflated according to the instructions on the vehicle. The vehicle shouldn't need to be aligned again during the life of the tires unless it's in an accident or hits a huge pothole. The same goes for balancing, unless a weight happens to fall off, but be sure to buy the tires with lifetime rotation and balancing.
Check the tire pressure no less than once a month, and be sure to check the tires when they're cold. Don't overinflate them. You may think it will improved you gas mileage, but it will also cause premature and uneven wear on the tires, which you don't want. That practice also adversely affects their and your safety.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
- Richmond, IN