- Smooth and refined ride quality on dry roads
- Solid grip on wet roads
- Tends to slide in corners
- Very short tread life
- Uneven wear with edges wearing out faster than centre tread
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South Korean brand Hankook offers tires in budget share of the market and Optimo H724 review proved to provide some of the best value for money. The Optimo 724 fits 14“ to 17“ rims, thus reaching a wide range of customers. The tire is marketed as an all-seasoner, and its performance suits dry and rainy weather, with compromises being made on snow performance and wear.
Optimo H724 in dry
On dry roads, the Hankook Optimo H724 is a very good tire that provides good grip, cornering stability and ride comfort. The noise levels are relatively high, but as was already said the main flaw is the durability. The tires tend to reach wear indicator in between 20.000 to 30.000 miles of regular everyday driving, which is a pretty low number, even for a budget tire. However, their lifespan can be longer depending on the dimensions.
Optimo H724 in wet and snow
For a budget all-season tire, the H724 does extremely well in the rain, with respectable traction and very good hydroplaning resistance. In snow, both light and deep, the traction is quite low, which is one of the weakest points of this tire, and it tends to get worse on ice. That brings us to the fact that budget all-seasoners are never truly meant to be driven throughout the year, especially in areas where there’s a full season cycle.
- Fits 14“-17“ rims
- Good performance on dry roads
- Very good performance on wet roads
- Poor snow traction
- 000-30.000 mile lifespan
With all in mind, the Optimo H724 is a good budget tire for cars that are seldom driven, but with daily driven cars, it’s best to look elsewhere for an all-season tire. Wet handling is definitely a plus, but these tires just cannot replace a good winter pneumatic.
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