Sumitomo Encounter AT Tire Reviews
(Based on 5 Reviews)
Although I've only had these tires on my Honda Ridgeline AWD for less than a month, so far very happy. They replaced my 11+ year old OEM Michelin Defender LTX M&S tires which served me well. So handling and ride have obviously improved. They do have a slight road noise, but for an AT tire, I expected this and it is not problematic. The customer service at Simple Tire is outstanding to deal with, especially Ashley, with whom I worked. Ordered another brand, but wanted black walls. Those came in white lettered and Simple Tire took care of the exchange for another tire of my choice. Installed by Southern Tire Mart, who is affiiliated with Simple Tire. Sumitomo is not your everyday brand name (yet), but research their web-site. They are a Japanese tire company in business since 1909. They make Falken tires and Goodyear tires for sale in Japan. They have probably the best warranty out there: 65,000 miles down to 2/32 tread and up to 6 years from date of manufacture (or 5 years date of purchase) whichever is longer. They also have a 1 year limited road hazard free repair or replacement warranty and a 30 day free test ride. So what is not to like? One satisfied customer....David
These tires are Amazing they were affordable, Arrived Quickly, And superior In quality!! Thanks Simple tire, My new Dependable and Professional Tire Distributor!!By submitting a review, each person received a sweepstakes entry.
I live down a dirt road in NW Florida. With all the rain we've had, it's been a good trial for these tires. The county dumps more dirt on the roads after these heavy rains and when wet, it is a mess. These tires don't perform as well in this mix of mud as I would like, and probably due to tires not "cleaning themselves" considering this type mud. On the farm, on mildly wet dirt, and on pavement these tires work fine. A little road noise, but that's normal considering the more aggressive tread. Overall I like them. Big improvement over the OEM Firestones.
I can't comment really on tread life yet and I live in Florida so winter traction is not applicable. These tires are the roundest, smoothest tires I've put on both of my trucks. Both the A/T and H/T versions have performed awesome so far.
These tires ride great and are quiet. The price is awesome.