A value brand tire company with a wide range of tires sure to fit your needs

Farroad website: www.farroad-tire.com

Shopping for replacement tires for your car, crossover, or light truck and you might come across the Farroad tire brand, a tire company you’ve probably never heard of before.

About Farroad Tires

According to China Tires, the Farroad tire company is a subsidiary of the Shandong Fengyuan Tire Manufacturing company based in Shandong, China.

Shandong Fengyuan Tires started making tires in 2007; its subsidiaries include Farroad, Saferich (mostly sold in the UK,) Yeada, and Arcron tires.

Farroad’s trademark information says Farroad was first used in commerce in 2013, Shandong Fengyuan officially filing U.S. trademark information in 2017.

Since Shandong Fengyuan has been exporting Farroad tires to the United States for less than a decade, this explains why you’ve probably never heard of them before.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, Farroad tires are Made in China.

While you may find a handful of tire shops in your state who actually carry Farroads, most Farroad tires sales are online.

You can find Farroads available for sale at,

Per Farroad’s main website, they have 15 tire models and counting for cars, SUVs, Light Trucks, Winter tires, tires for taxes, and even a dedicated drift car tire.

Looking through Farroad online sales, the most popular models include their FRD16 (comfort series) all-season, FRD 866 (Control sports series) all-season, and their FRD26 (SUV) UHP all.

I will base my opinion and recommendation of Farroad tires based on those aforementioned best sellers alone.

So, are Farroad tires any good?

Let’s get into that.

Strengths

Affordable
Mostly positive reviews

With most of these value brands, its biggest strength is price and, looking over dozens of Farroad tire sizes and their price point, Farroads deliver.

Take, for example, a Farroad FRD866 all-season for passenger cars and SUVs at 225 45 R19, a common size found on many popular crossovers like the Honda CR-V, Buick Encore, Toyota CH-R, and Nissan Rogue Sport.

At $114 (or $456 for a full set,) four new Farroads will not set back the average American family too much.

Compare the FRD866 to traditional competition from so-called Tier 1 and Tier 2 tires on Tirerack.com, even if you sort by lowest, you’re going to pay at least $175 per (or $700 for a full set.) Add in a tire balance, all the fees and taxes and touching $1,000 is not out of the realm of possibility.

If money’s tight, you accidently hit a mattress frame on the freeway, won’t go for used tires, and need a full new set of tires, Farroads are a legitimate option.

Despite the low price, Farroads, as far as customer reviews are concerned, seem to deliver on what tire shoppers want, mainly good performance not at the expense of a more harsh or louder ride.

“I have read other individuals comments about these tires.” says a Reviewer identified as Ghost on a review of FRD26s on Apr 13,2019 on Simple Tire. “I have had a few of the top brand tires like Dunlop, Michelin, Hankook, and Toyo just to name a few. These Farroad’s gave a better overall performance then all those others, especially on wet road surfaces, handles as if the road was dry. I love them. Bought an extra set of 4 just to make sure I have them.

“Got these installed as a budget necessity, but they have out performed their price,” says Sven on a review of the same tires on Nov 6 2021 also on Simple Tire. (They’ve) Especially been good in Vancouver area where it rains for 6 months. These provide good wet weather performance.

I’ve found similar reviews for their other tires, most purchasers surprised with how much performance, grip, and wet weather performance they got for how much they paid.

Weaknesses

No tire warranty or any U.S. based customer service

Farroads are really an “as is” type of tire where “what you see is what you get.”

For as much performance for the price you get, the main tradeoffs are no warranty or customer service.

There’s mention of a “limited treadwear warranty” on Walmart.com and a “mileage warranty” for Farroads on sites like Points Tire but details of that tire specific tire warranty or how to go about making a warranty claim are nowhere to be found.

Whatever warranty there is, it’s whatever the wholesaler you bought it from offers, mainly warranties like “90-day money back guarantees” and the like.

Also, if you haven’t noticed, if you’re not using a browser that doesn’t have Chinese to English built in, Farroad-tire.com is a only meant for Chinese readers.

There is no English site for farroad-tire.com, which does not bode well for U.S. based wholesalers or Farroad tire purchasers who need technical support.

As far as Farroad tires is concerned, if you need Farroad tire-specific help, you’re on your own.

Relevant videos

This video review is for their X-Arrow drift tire. According to the Youtuber who bought these, there tires are… “Not bad at all, provided got lots of choices out there. Most important point is very long lasting.”

Conclusion

As the U.S. economy enters into a recession(of this writing,) American tire shoppers might be forced into opting for these value tire brands because they don’t have any other options.

Based on the handful of customer reviews for Farroads I’ve read, so far, they’ve been positive.

If you’re truly in a bind (disposable income) and need new tires yesterday, I have few reservations (if any) recommending Farroad tires to you, they seem to be one of the better value tire brands out there.

As with all tires, to get the best performance and longevity out of your purchase, proper pressures all around, rotations when recommended, and keeping a close eye on treadwear is key.

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