Are Hankook Tires a Good Deal?

An overview of this South Korean Tire Company

Hankook Tires

Who are Hankook Tires?

Ranked seventh in global sales revenues and based in South Korea, Hankook Tires have become one of the world's largest and fastest growing makers of radial tires for passenger cars, light trucks, trucks, and buses, selling its products in over 180 countries.

Hankook has over 14,000 employees spread throughout four Regional HQs, more than 20 overseas subsidiaries, and five R&D Centers around the world. 70% of the company's sales are made in overseas markets, making it a truly global tire manufacturer.

Now, why are so many folks positive about this Korean Tire company?

What sets them apart in the minds of consumers and reviewers is their proprietary Kontrol Technology. In this concept, the "K" stands for "kinetic".

Hankook development strives to produce tires with four major benefits:

  1. Performance
  2. Safety
  3. Comfort
  4. Impact on Environment

They have developed some of the world's very best technologies for tires in all four of these critical areas, a fact reflected in their large and growing volume of global sales.

The main top sellers are:

Dynapro Hankook Tires

Hankook Dynapro

Dynapro MT - "Rugged off-road capabilities."

ATM - "A premium aggressive all-terrain for light truck, van, and sport utility vehicles."

DynaPro AS RH03 - "Highway A/T automotive tire... buty with mixed reviews"

Hankook Ventus Tires

Hankook Ventus Tires

V4 -"Ultra high performance, all-season, Z-speed rated.

ST - "An all-season sport performance SUV tire"

Hankook Ventus HRII - "High performance value, H-speed rating."

R-S3 - "For maximum performance and traction."


Hankook Optimo

Hankook Optimo

H418 - "A premium all-season performance touring."

V12 - "Ultra High Performance for the demanding sports car driver."

Hankook Ipike

Hankook Winter Tires

Winter iPike - "High performance studdable winter radial, T-speed rated."

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This tire giant has not only developed but also continuously enhanced an array of proprietary tire technologies

This tire company continues to garner increasingly positive and class-leading reviews from major automotive publications as well as more and more distributors.

One of the most advanced of all of its proprietary tire technologies is the company's virtual engineering system for designing and evaluating tires more accurately. Other state of the art proprietary technologies that have been impressing drivers, reviewers, and distributors include:

  • Advanced material technology
  • Optimal profile-design technology to develop ultra-fuel efficient, ultra-lightweight, and environmentally friendly tires.
  • Tire movement-prediction technology.

Hankook Tires ceaselessly engages in developing more technologically advanced and superior value-added tires in order to continue to differentiate its brand from the major tire manufacturing competitors around the globe.

Obviously the company also puts great emphasis upon the development of environmental friendly and run-flat tires in response to the ever-increasing demands for these products from OE manufacturers as well as the consumers.

Hankook is striving to develop tire and tire-technology products which raise fuel efficiency while at once being a superior match for OE Hybrid cars.

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Hankook Tires Worst Ever! 
I just replaced all 4 tires on a new Ford Explorer Sport at a cost of $950. The Hankook H-452 were completely bald at 14,000 miles. That is the worst amount …

Beware HanKook tires! 
Hankook tires are Dangerous. I had one blowout and my son has had two. I bought the tires from a local Sears dealer here in Panama city Florida and will …

Hankook H457 Tires 
I purchased 4 new Hankook tires (H457) 8/05/2014, for my 2010 Honda Accord. The tires handle very well, run quiet and smooth, and do very well in the …

426 Hankook 205-55-16 Optima 4 months old new 2015 Elantra 2 blowouts within a 2 week spread tires 4 months old 
2015 Hyundai Elantra Hankooks Optima come with The car. I had 2 Blowouts the 2nd one on The Freeway & Car lost control. I had to buy 2 new tires. …

Terrible product! Dangerous! Garbage! Not rated yet
These tires came as standard equipment on my new car. Horrible traction in wet weather. Noisy and rough riding. Cannot take off from a stop in wet weather …

Disappointing! Not rated yet
I purchased 4 Hankook tires and before the year was out they needed to be replaced because they were so worn. I got 13,000 miles out of a tire that was …

Hankook tires Not rated yet
Absolute $#!+ Never buy and do not accept from manufacturer.

DynaPro AS 10 ply  Not rated yet
I have a 2013 Ford E-250 cargo with factory tires, DynaPro AS 10 ply, and third one has just separated on me in the last 3000 miles. Tires were rotated …

Hankook Tires worn out after only 30,000km Not rated yet
We have purchased Hankook Optimo H426 tires only 1 year ago (2016) and I have just been told after 30,000 kms on the tires they are now worn out and unsafe! …

Five and half sets and 400,000 miles no complants. Not rated yet
The only thing these tires could not stand up to was a youn punk with a knife, thats why the half set. Performance/value. Vehicle: …

Hankook H727 Not rated yet
I put a set of these on our 2009 Subaru Forrester and have been pleased with the tread life(60000 mi so far) but disappointed with the noise, they are …

Hankook tires are the worst I ever had in my life Not rated yet
I have had 2 tires go bad in the last 4 months... #1 My SUV started shaking really bad and I took it in where I bought it and they told me it de-laminated …

Dynapro MT tires, Not rated yet
The first set on my 08 Tacoma were without problems. This second set has been problematic. Had three of the tires replaced over a 6 month span. Very …

HANKOOK OPTIMAS P255/45-20 Not rated yet

Hankook steel "belt separation" Not rated yet
I purchased a set of Hankook 725's and my Toyota dealer told me that my Hankook tire steel belt separated. Hankook said "Sorry" and gave me the runaround. …

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