I've had numerous sets of Motomaster tires over the years. Don't recall any issues. As much as I'd like top tier tires and would love to shoe them all with Michelin Defenders, I have 4 vehicles, so it would get quite costly. I may be wrong, but I thought Canadian Tire tendered out contracts to reputable tire manufacturers to make their tires. Also, even 'cheap' Chinese tires have to meet safety standards to be sold in Canada. How strenuous those standards are, who knows.Buying cheap bargain tires is rarely a bargain. Looking at the CT Hydro Edge tires, they weigh 10-13 lbs more than a good tire like the Michelin Latitude Tour. That tells me they are crudely made, probably in China.
Cheap tires are like $5 junk shoes. They might look like shoes, but they will not wear like good shoes and they may wreck your feet. Likewise, trusting your life to cheap Chinese tires is a false economy IMO. Buy a tested brand name tire that has a good reputation.
Don't like TPMS? Why? It's just another source of information.
I got in my Van one day, a year or two back, the light came on before I left the driveway, so I didn't drive down the road ruining a tire and possibly a rim in the process, plus, plus all the adventures a flat tire on the road can conjure up.
No tire looked down - so much for the visual check.
Checked tire pressure and found the bad tire, also saw the nail. Plugged the hole, aired up the tire up to 38 psi* and was on my way, light gone.
* light my have stayed on if I aired the tire up to a lesser number
Correct, those who claim they don't like them usually are those who just don't want to spend money to fix them. Not saying this is the case.
Many times happens when on the road. Checking the tires before you drive doesn't help.
Hard to feel a low tire on modern vehicles, by the time you feel it it is probably too late to save the tire.
TPMS, like any technology is great, when it works, and doesn't require you to go to the dealer to have them re-program the vehicle every time you swap your winter wheels for summer wheels cough TOYOTA coughMy reason for not liking the TPMS system is due to my somewhat obsessive nature. I can never get the numbers to read precisely the same. 🤣 Joking. I'll get it fixed, but I did have fun disabling it in AppCar. No doubt I'll get it fixed as I like all systems to be functional.