I will start out by saying that I did not purchase these brand new. I purchased them used from a privately owned auto shop. They were the cheapest tires I could get while I was living on a budget as a student. Immediately I could tell there was something wrong. My car was always shaking and never felt smooth and I could never drive in a straight line without gripping the wheel. I thought it was the allignment and never thought the tires could be the problem. My car often swerved and felt slippery when driving in the rain. It always made me nervous driving at night. Again, I never thought the problem could be the tires. One day I was driving on a 2 lane road at approximately 45 mph and then I heard a loud pop and almost lost control of the vehicle. When I was finally able to safely pull over and get out of the car I noticed that my entire tire had blown and was torn to shreds. Thankfully I was driving alone and there weren't any other cars behind me. The weather conditions weren't extreme to cause the incident so I can only blame the quality of the tires and would never ever buy them again nor would I recommend them. When it comes to tires, you get what you pay for and you should never compromise your safety and that of others. This is not an item to go cheap on.