Founder: K. M. Mammen Mappillai
Headquarters: Chennai, India
MRF is a giant company from India, and the largest tire manufacturer there. Like expected, they have a lot of tire models for sale, and they are pretty cheap. Even still, they are pretty comfortable and are made with quality.
Who makes MRF tires? MRF has many facilities across India and they seem to be doing a good job manufacturing these tires. There aren’t too many defects, and the overall quality is superb.
The handling is very good on these rubbers. They don’t scoff at driving over wet or snowy areas, either. There are almost no general flaws in this department. Some individual models may be developed poorly, but the overall quality is still excellent.
The durability is a bit worse than you could expect. 20k of mileage is a very reachable goal with these, but then it’s only a matter of time before they die. They deteriorate gradually, so you’ll start noticing the damage long before the fatal day.
As for the price, some MRFs are even cheaper than some Chinese models, although it’s not recommended to buy the cheapest models – you really don’t need to be too economical with tires, especially with winter tires.
In the end, MRFs are worth buying, although you should look closely into individual models before picking one of them.