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About Primewell Tires
Primewell is one of the latest tire brands to join the tire industry. Its tires are manufactured by a Singapore-based company, known as Giti Tires. Giti Tires also owns other tire brands such as Runway, GT Radial and Dextero, among others.
Today, Giti Tires is currently one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world. It has several tire manufacturing facilities, based in Asia and North America.
In Asia, its tire manufacturing facilities are in Indonesia and China while its manufacturing plant in North America is based in South Carolina. Its South Carolina manufacturing plant produces over 300,000 tires every day.
In the U.S Primewell tires are sold under the Firestone brand. It’s the only licensed dealer in the U.S to sell Primewell tires.
Most Popular Primewell Tires
Primewell produces tires for passenger cars, SUVs and 4x4s, light trucks and vans as well as trucks and buses. To this end, it has a vast collection of tires in its product line, ideal for almost all types of vehicles. In this section, we will walk you through some of this brand’s most popular tires, their features, performance, available sizes as well as pros and cons.
Primewell Valera A/T
Most of the all-terrain tires that you will find on the market today, come with a steep price tag. But, this is not the case with the Primewell Valera A/T. The Primewell Valera A/T is a budget-friendly all-terrain tire, designed for drivers of SUVs and 4x4 vehicles.
According to Primewell, the Valera A/T is a rugged all-terrain tire that will take your vehicle almost anywhere. To ensure the tire can deliver on its objectives, Primewell has furnished the Valera A/T with a vast range of outstanding features.
The Valera A/T Comes with four longitudinal grooves on its tread. These four longitudinal grooves enable the tire to get rid of the water quickly, thus helping to prevent hydroplaning in wet conditions.
The four grooves on the Valera A/T also feature a 3D chamfered design, which enables the Valera A/T to get rid of debris and stones. As a result, this tire will continue delivering dependable grip and traction, in almost all sorts of terrains and surfaces.
Primewell has also furnished the Valera A/T with a unique shoulder block design. This shoulder block design helps the tire to dig deep into ice and snow, thus keeping your vehicle moving.
The Valera A/T also features five longitudinal blocks on its tread. These blocks help to provide superb grip and traction, for all types of terrains, conditions and surfaces, including snowy conditions.
As mentioned earlier, the Primewell Valera A/T is built to deliver top-notch performances across all terrains, surfaces and conditions. So, is this the case or this tire is a disappointment? Well, we mounted the Valera A/T on a Toyota 4Runner 2020 and tested it on different surfaces and terrains. And this is how it fared.
On dry surfaces, the Valera A/T was exceptional. It delivered adequate amounts of traction for braking and acceleration. Also, its cornering performance was outstanding, even when pushed the 4Runner to its limits.
Its performance on wet surfaces was also superb. It offered great levels of grip on wet surfaces. We never felt the 4Runner lose traction at any point, even when we pushed it hard. We also assessed this tire’s performance in muddy conditions and it drove through comfortably.
We also decide to check how this tire would perform in snowy conditions. Well, the performance here was equally top-notch. From moderate snow to deep snow, this tire delivered gripped the surface confidently. Comparing it to the other all-terrain tires that we’ve tested in deep snow, we can confidently say that the Valera A/T is in the top half.
Comfort is not one of the main attributes of all-terrain tires. However, we have nothing bad to say about the Valera A/T. We never experienced any form of discomfort during our test drives. It rolled over smoothly, on both paved and unpaved surfaces. Also, road noise wasn’t an issue when driving at normal speeds.
Primewell Valera A/T Sizes and Fitment
There are around 22 different tire sizes for the Valera A/T. The different sizes range between 15 inches and 20 inches. There’s also a 15-inch and 16-inch size for light trucks, in case you own one.
- Exceptional wet and dry traction
- Superb performance in snowy and icy conditions
- Smooth and comfortable ride
- A bit of road noise when driving at higher speeds
If you drive a light truck, SUV, crossover or 4x4 and you are looking for a refined, dependable, and affordable all-terrain tire for your vehicle, then you should consider going for the Primewell Valera A/T. It will get the job done comfortably in situations where most of the other all-terrain tires within its price range will falter.
Primewell PS890 Touring
The Primewell PS890 Touring is a touring all-season tire, built for all types of passenger cars. It’s designed to deliver stellar handling and traction, combined with a comfortable ride and a long mileage.
This Primewell all-season touring tire comes with an all-season rubber compound. With this rubber compound, this tire will remain pliable across different weather conditions, whether it’s cold, wet or dry. And as a result, this tire will continue supplying the required levels of traction and grip throughout the year.
Primewell has also furnished the PS890 Touring with four longitudinal grooves as well as several sipes. The work of the longitudinal grooves and the sipes is to move water away from the tire's tread blocks, thus making sure it maintains constant contact with the road surface.
The PS890 Touring also features larger shoulder blocks. These larger shoulder blocks are designed to improve vehicle stability when you are undertaking cornering maneuvers at high speeds.
The manufacturer has also optimized this tire’s tread, to help keep noise levels at a minimum. Also, the tire’s tread ribs help to keep it stable during high-speed driving, leading to minimal vibrations. Hence, you should enjoy a pleasant driving experience.
All-season passenger tires are designed to provide drivers with steady performance and capable handling, across different weather conditions. Simply put, these tires should work well, whether it’s on dry roads or wet surfaces. So, does the Primewell PS890 Touring live up to these expectations? Well, we fitted a set of the PS890 Touring on a Ford Edge 2020 and tested its performance across different conditions.
On dry tarmac, the PS890 Touring was outstanding. While it may lack the properties and features of a premium all-season touring tire, it remains a great choice for daily driving. The cornering grip was stellar. It kept the car solidly planted on the surface, even when we were maneuvering tight turns. However, its responsiveness was not that great, which is usually the case with most all-season tires.
Its performance when subjected to wet conditions was also exceptional. Traction and grip were great while braking distances were short, meaning you are assured of a safe ride. We didn’t experience any hydroplaning issues on wet surfaces, thanks to the circumferential grooves and numerous sipes on its tread. However, its responsiveness issues were also present on wet roads.
We also tested its performance in snowy conditions. And the results were mixed. In light snowy conditions, the traction was solid and it never felt as if the tire was hunting for grip. But in deep snow, the situation is completely different. The grip was not reliable. So, it wouldn’t be advisable to ride with these tires in deep snowy conditions.
A comfortable and quiet ride is something that you would expect from a passenger touring tire. And this is also the case with the PS890 Touring. We never encountered issues of excessive vibrations or noise, even when the tire was rolling over rough surfaces. Overall, the ride experience was above average.
Sizes and Fitment
The available sizes for the Primewell PS890 Touring range between 13 inches and 19 inches. In total, there are 10 available sizes for this tire. The 17-inch and 19-inch sizes come with an XL load range, meaning they can support additional leads.
- Incredible wet and dry traction
- Short braking distances
- Stellar aquaplaning resistance
- A quiet, smooth and pleasant ride
- Poor snow performance
If you are looking for an all-season tire that will deliver dependable all-weather traction, a pleasant driving experience, high mileage and a safe ride, then you should consider outfitting your vehicle with the Primewell PS890 Touring.
Primewell Valera H/T
The Primewell Valera H/T is a highway all-season tire, built for SUVs and trucks. According to Primewell, this tire should provide you with decent traction, great handling as well as a quiet and comfortable ride.
Similar to other Primewell tires, the Valera H/T comes adequately equipped, to ensure it can handle the rigors of daily driving on different terrains and conditions.
First, the Valera H/T has been furnished with a symmetrical tread pattern, featuring four circumferential grooves. The symmetrical tread pattern helps to deliver a comfortable and stable ride. On the other hand, the four circumferential grooves on this tire’s tread help to get rid of water, thus ensuring that hydroplaning issues are kept to a minimum.
Second, the Valera H/T features an all-season tread design. This tread design helps to ensure that this tire can deliver exceptional all-year-around performance, regardless of whether it’s during the dry months or the wet season.
Third, this all-season highway terrain tire also features Primewell’s active noise canceling technology. As its name suggests, this technology is designed to prevent or minimize road noise, resulting in a quiet and comfy ride.
Fourth, the Valera H/T also features an optimized carcass tension technology. So, what’s the role of this technology on this tire? According to Primewell, this technology is designed to deliver a nice blend of dry and wet handling.
Primewell makes quite a lot of bold claims about this tire. To this end, we decided to put it to the test and see whether these claims are true or not. We mounted it on a 2019 Honda CR-V and subjected it to a series of tests in different conditions. And its overall performance was impressive.
On dry surfaces, the traction was great. But, one thing we noticed is that the traction levels that you will get from this tire on dry roads will depend on your driving speeds. If you are driving at moderate speeds, then the traction will be more than enough. But if you decide to push your vehicle to its limits, you may experience some minimal loss of traction. But, nothing serious to compromise your safety.
On wet surfaces, the situation was also similar. When we were driving at moderate speeds, this tire supplied adequate traction and grip. Again, if you decide to push your vehicle too hard, you may experience some slight loss of grip.
We also tested this tire’s performance in snowy conditions. And we were not disappointed. It gripped the road confidently. However, its traction was not that great when we encountered thicker layers of snow. Simply put, while this tire is a confident performer in light snowy conditions, it will struggle to pull your vehicle through if you encounter more than two inches of snow.
Another standout area of this tire is its ride quality. In fact, it’s almost impossible to find anything to complain about in this area. The ride was comfortable, supple and quiet, even when we encountered poorly-maintained roads.
Sizes and Fitment
There are currently six different sizes available for the Primewell Valera H/T. These sizes range between 16 inches and 20 inches. Hence, it can fit most pick-up trucks, SUVs, compact crossovers, among other passenger vehicles.
- Outstanding traction on dry and wet roads
- Stellar braking performance
- Supple, quiet and cozy ride
- Top-notch handling
- A slight loss of traction at higher speeds
If you drive a crossover, an SUV, a truck or any other vehicle for your daily commutes and you need an affordable tire that can perform well throughout the year, then you shouldn’t go any further. The Primewell Valera H/T will be a perfect fit for your needs. It delivers exactly according to its promises.
Primewell Tires Warranties and Guarantees
As earlier mentioned, Firestone is the authorized dealer of Primewell tires in the U.S. Hence, Primewell tires warranties are also offered through Firestone. Currently, Primewell tires have two warranties. These are a manufacturer’s warranty and a limited mileage warranty.
Firestone promises to replace eligible Primewell tires, which become unserviceable due to issues caused by workmanship or materials used.
Hence, if an eligible Primewell tire is deemed unserviceable due to defects associated with workmanship or materials, Firestone will replace it with a comparable new tire.
However, Firestone doesn’t offer free replacements for the Primewell brand. Instead, it replaces all tires under this warranty on a prorated basis. Under this warranty, Primewell tires are covered for four years from their purchase date.
Limited Mileage Warranty
Firestone also promises to replace Primewell tires, if their tread wears out uniformly down to their tread maintenance indicators, without delivering the warranted mileage. Just like the manufacturer’s warranty, the replacement is done on a prorated basis under this warranty.
Why Buy Primewell Tires
Primewell tires are relatively cheap when you compare them to the more established tire brands. And this makes them a great choice for drivers who own an economy car, an older model or any other driver who simply needs an affordable tire.
Good Quality Tires
While Primewell tires may be within the lower price range, their quality has not been compromised. The majority of drivers who have used Primewell tires have been satisfied with how they have held up. They don’t wear out prematurely or even develop issues.
Another reason why you should consider buying Primewell tires is their reliability. Whether you buy a set of all-season tires or highway terrain tires, Primewell tires have proven beyond doubt that they are highly reliable. They deliver great traction, stellar handling and pleasant rides, whether you are driving on dry or wet roads, smooth or rough roads.
Wrapping It Up
If you are looking to replace your vehicle’s tires but you are cash-strapped, then you should consider tires from this brand. They are among the most affordable tires on the market today. And the good news is, their quality is great, meaning they will serve you for long. With Primewell tires, you are assured of getting your money’s worth.
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