The Sincera SN-828 from Falken is an economical all-season
touring tire that is designed for drivers of all types of coupes, sedans and minivans. In fact, this tire is one of
the lower priced tires available today.
The tread compound on the SN-828 tire is silica enhanced and designed to improve
traction on wet road surfaces. It is also built to improve durability and resist abrasions to the tread. A
continuous center rib increases stability on dry pavement, while the outer shoulder blocks provide increased
Road noise is reduced on the Sincera through the use of Falken's
Computer-Optimized Five-Phase Pitch Variation in the tread of the tire. Many drivers have made mention about how
quiet this model is due to this technology.
Inside the tread are twin steel belts that provide added strength and stability at
higher speeds. They also create more even tread wear. Falken has also added special tire rotation indicators in the
tread of the tire. They are unique depressions in the flanks of the tread that change their shape from a circle to
a square, letting you know the tires are due to be rotated. Then, when the square is no longer visable, it's time
for a second tire rotation.
There is a 65,000 mile tread warranty included on this model.
Dry surface traction and cornering grip are good
Tire rides comfortably and road noise is minimal
Very inexpensive tire
Treadlife is a big issue
Handling on snow could be improved
The SN-828 provides decent ride quality and all-season handling to go with a
comfortable ride. It does not do anything spectacularly well and we would say it is your average mid-grade touring
tire. Sadly, we can't give it higher marks due to the tread life being a major issue. Far too many drivers have
complained about a much lower than expected lifespan to ignore.
Overall, we would recommend other models like the Michelin Defender and General
Altimax RT43 among others that would make a better choice than the 828. That said, if tread life is not a big
concern, then this model is one of the lowest priced tires you will find.
The SN-828 comes with a 65,000 treadlife warranty. Tire uniformity is guaranteed
for the first 2/32 inch of wear.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and include free replacement
during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. The amount is prorated for the remaining period or until the
final 2/32 inch of tread depth on the tire.