Had to replace two of them after only 7 months. Now the other two are causing problems and the belt is broken in one. Have had them rotated and balanced regularly but they have been no good from the beginning. I only have 26,000 miles on the original and they are supposed to be rated for 85K.
To the people whose money is very valuable, this is a very important message to you. DO NOT BUY YOKOHAMA. last year I bought these YOKOHAMA ICE GUARD tires, I spent around $1000. As soon as they were on I noticed they were sliding. When i would drive it skids. I had on my regular summer tires in the first snow the year before and they performed better then the YOKOHAMA ICE GUARD. This year the same problem i noticed, my summer tires perform much better. I contacted YOKOHAMA they basically got my money so they were making me go back and fourth to the shop and YOKOHAMA. As being such a big company they did not care about the customer. I would never buy YOKOHAMA and I would always recommend people to not buy YOKOHAMA, because you can find better winter tires for cheaper.
People, don't find out the hard way do your research from before.
AND TO YOKOHAMA, YOU HAVE FOUND A CUSTOMER THAT WILL DEDICATE IN MAKING SURE PEOPLE DON'T BUY FROM YOU. ALSO YOKOHAMA, BE PREPARED TO FIND THIS MESSAGE ALL ACROSS THE WORLD.
"IN TODAY'S WORLD ONE CUSTOMER CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE."
My 2006 Honda Odyssey touring came with PAX tires. I changed my rims and bought Michelin Defender XT's. The improvement over the PAX tires is noticeable. I am nolonger held prisoner to dealer only tire changes and repair. The Defenders last longer than the OEM tires, and I can now shop for best prices on my tires. I am very happy.
I live on the US Gulf Coast and we get heavy rains. I was recommend this tire by a salesman based on wet tire traction. This tires are exceptional in the heavy rains. They were also quieter than the Michelin tires they replaced. I liked the tires so much that I replaced them with a second set. I replaced them at 65,000 miles. I could have gone further, but I like my family on new tires. I cannot attest to their snow traction because I wouldn't live where it snows.
Replaced the OEM Michelin tires with the Cooper CS4 Touring and after 40,000 miles on the Cooper's they have to go. Saying these tires are loud does not suffice. They hum, thrum and buzz so loud that having a normal conversation is not possible. The volume level of the sound changes with the road surfaces and each tire has its own unique soundtrack that plays off the other tires so that there is an ebb and flow to the frequency and volume level. It's only a mild exaggeration to say that these tires are nearly as loud as studded snow tires.
We've had the tires rotated, balanced and the suspension aligned multiple times over the last few years but nothing has helped.
As if the noise wasn't bad enough, we've also started to experience issues with grip in both wet and snowy conditions even though the tires have at least 20,000 miles of tread left. In heavy rain at steady highway speeds we've had to slow to below 45 mph to stop the traction control from activating and have been stuck in the snow in the middle of the road when other front wheel drive vehicles just drove right past us.
Needless to say, I won't be buying another set of Cooper tires.