Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

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Vehicle: 2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S
4.0
Miles Driven on Tires: 500
Location: BROWNS POINT, WA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Michelin Defender
Initial Review: 500 miles on tires
April 18, 2013

First I'll admit - I've had terrible experience with Michelin tires in the past. For this vehicle, I wanted to purchase the Bridgestone Serentity Plus tires, but are hard to locate. So with that said, the Defenders were purchased based on research and input from the reviews. I've had a real surprise with these tires so for with the mileage increasing. I keep a log of every tank of gas and track mpg with all my vehicles since the first day of vehicle purchase. As of right now I am averaging 12-18% increase in mpg with these tires. Very interesting to see my 2006 Altima log a range of 31 to 33 mpg with the Michelin tires. (70% freeway 30% city)

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