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Yokohama YK580 tire

 
Approximate retail price:
$121.00
Summary: V speed rated performance all season tires are suited to many family cars. This tire has a 60,000 mile tread wear warranty.
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Type: V-speed rated tires
About - Yokohama YK580

The Yokohama YK580 is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance all season tire models like the YK580 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Handling:
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry and wet cornering grip; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand

Yokohama is a Japanese company with a global presence. Its North America headquarters are in southern California. Targeting performance enthusiasts, Yokohama tires place emphasis on handling and dry and wet grip. Its tires reflect this focus, our testing shows. Generally, we find that Yokohama tires are a good choice for consumers who live where winter driving is not a factor.

Features & Specs - Yokohama YK580
info Speed rating V
info Treadwear warranty 60,000
info UTQG treadwear 580
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 215/60R16
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User Reviews - Yokohama YK580
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Not Impressed
2/16/2015
Pros
Cons
Dry grip
Wet grip
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
These are the worst tires I have ever owned. When purchasing them a few years back, I was told they were great tires...NOT SO.<br /><br />They have never done well in snow, I know they are not snow tires, but the cheapo tires I use to buy for my old Camry way out performed these.<br /><br />The biggest gripe I have is the poor dry and even worse wet grip. I am overall a very conservative driver but if I ever have to rev it up the tires break traction. I drive a Mazda3, so an average powered car. Any time I rev above 4K rpm, the tires will break loose and the traction control kicks in, I can live with this because rarely is there a situation where this is necessary. But in wet weather, they are plain frightening. If I rev above 2.5K rpm, which is not very high they instantly break traction, and if I have have to more than lightly touch my brakes they will loose traction.<br /><br />I have about 35K miles on them and cannot wait until they are worn out (they have between 3-4/32nds left) so I can get some tires that are of some quality.<br /><br />Stay away from these tires! They are the worst tires I have ever owned, even worse than cheapo tires that I use to get.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Wear too quickly
9/23/2014
Pros
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
After 33K miles, tread already worn well lower than 4/32nds--getting close to 2/32nds. At least I get a bit of a discount on the next set.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
YK580 (YK520) tires are fabulous!
3/5/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Our tires are YK520 but I was told YK580 replaced our model. Our YK520 tires have been GREAT. We have 52,000 miles on them and still have enough tread to get the 60,000 miles they are guaranteed to get. I rarely get the warranted mileage from a tire, so I'm very happy with these. Both my wife & I drive the Lexus these tires are on so the tires obtain different types of driving. We're very satisfied. And our Goodyear dealer stated a price of $87 per tire + tax, etc. (Good Price -So. Calif)
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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