By Shari Prymak

When it comes to tires, there are a seemingly endless number of brands to choose from. Many of the top tier tire brands, including Michelin, Pirelli, and Continental, stand out as benchmarks in terms of quality, performance, and longevity. The issue with these brands, however, is that they typically command top-tier price tags to match.

Fortunately, there are alternatives, and one tire manufacturer that has made huge strides over the past several years is Sailun. The brand has been gaining a reputation as a high-quality, yet value-oriented, tire maker, ideally suited to the majority of vehicle owners.

Sailun's latest model, the Inspire Touring, is an all-season tire that has been designed to match or out perform the very best competitors in just about every important performance parameter. Moreover, they come with a competitive 5 year or 120,000 km tread life warranty, as well as a 1 year warranty for damage as a result of road hazards. Best of all, the Inspire Touring manages to deliver all of this at a price point that undercuts most top tier tires by up to 40 percent.

Car Help Canada is in the process of testing Sailun's claims first hand, and we plan to report back on the results in a few months time after we have had the opportunity to clock some serious mileage. We are putting the Sailun Inspire Touring all season to the test. In the meantime, check out this video from Sailun which shows a blind comparison test that was conducted by professionals in a controlled testing environment.

If you are interested to learn more about Sailun tires, please visit their website at For further advice and recommendations, members can also contact our team of consultants at Car Help Canada.