Affordable tires that delivers on what tire shoppers need.
Shopping online or at your local tire shop for something affordable to replace your worn, OEM tires, and you’ll likely come across Fortune tires.
With model names like Viento, Perfectus, and, Tormenta A/T, it’s a brand and model of tire you’ve probably never heard of.
Here’s everything you need to know about Fortune tires to help you make a better informed decision whether to buy them or not.
About Fortune Tires
Fortune tires is one of four sub-brands of tires owned by the Shangdong, China-based Prinx Chengshan (Shangdong) tire company.
Established in 1976, Prinx Chengshan has been in the tire business for several decades.
Here’s Prinx Chengshan’s tire portfolio.
According to Tire Business, Prinx Chengshan and Cooper Tires entered into a joint venture between 2005-2014 until P.C. bought out Cooper’s share.
As of 2019, P.C. still makes Roadmaster-brand truck tires for Cooper.
According to their trademark information, Fortune Tires was first used in commerce in 2005.
Fortune tires has a full suite of tires with several models for both the passenger and commercial market.
While P.C. has production bases in China and Thailand, looking at Fortune Viento and Perfectus tires, two of the most popular Fortune tires for sale…
a majority of Fortune Tires sold in the United States appears to be made in Thailand.
The biggest strength of Fortune Tires, like most value tire brands, is how affordable they are.
Take, for example, the Fortune Viento VSR702, an all-season UHP tire in 235/45/R18, a common tire size found on performance sedans.
On Tire Rack, 235/45/R18 All-Seasons from Tier 1 and Tier 2 brands like Laufenn, Bridgestone, and Goodyear cost around $150-160.
Even if you get those Vientos on Amazon, there’s a $120 savings to be had.
That money can be put towards installation, and you’d still have money left over.
In fact, window shop Fortune Tires against other tires in the same class and size and you’ll see Fortune Tires undercuts the competition almost every time.
Delivers on performance
A value tire is no good if, despite being cheap, doesn’t deliver on the basics like good dry and wet grip and durability.
After reading dozens of Fortune Tire reviews, it seems most Fortune tire purchasers are more than happy with what what they get.
“Overall, Fortune tires are actually really nice for what you’re paying,” says Adrian Garibay reviewing his Fortune Tire purchase on Amazon for his 2004 Lexus ES330. “The ride feels great and they’re not really loud on the road either.” (review linked here)
“I bought four new tires: Fortune Tormenta M/T FSR310, 265/70R17,” says Newman 01 reviewing said Tormentas on Priority Tire. “I am very happy with my purchase, just put these bad boys on and I am amazed just how quiet these rugged looking mud grips are on the highway.” (review linked here)
“So far very smooth ride, ” Boja L comments about the Fortune Perfectus FSR602 on PT.” I don’t expect to keep the car very long, but a great tire for a reasonable price. My oh my the prices of tires have gone up!” (Review linked here.)
A few of these value tires don’t seem to offer any kind of warranty and, with Fortune Tires, after searching online, that appears to be the case.
I say “appears” because, according to the Fortune Perfectus listing on Priority Tire, they say, “Fortune offers a 65,000 mile treadwear warranty with this model.”
Fortune’s Viento tire listing on Cassidy Tires says Vientos have a 50,000 mile treadwear limited warranty.
If that’s the case, I should be able to find warranty terms and conditions info on their website, but, alas, I can’t find any information backing up what they say on P.T. anywhere.
Until I can find anything official, I’d assume Fortune Tires comes without a warranty.
Where can I read more reviews about Fortune Tires?
If you’re the typical driver who only uses their car around town, goes on the occasional long trip, and doesn’t rely on their tires for long, daily commutes, I have no reservations recommending Fortune tires to you.
If you’re on a shoe string budget and need tires yesterday, regardless of whether you commute with your car or not, new tires are better than worn and in this case, chances are you’ll be more than satisfied with Fortune Tires.
However, if you absolutely rely on your car to get you to work everyday and have a few extra dollars to spare, because I can’t seem to find any warranty information about Fortune tires, I’d honestly recommend going for one of the more established value tire brands like Hankook, Laufeen, Nankang, Sailun, or Federal.