Antares INGENS A1

The Antares INGENS A1 is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 59%
Wet Grip 33%
Road Feedback 51%
Handling 43%
Wear 66%
Comfort 58%
Buy again 37%

Tyre review data from 29 tyre reviews averaging 50% over 256,230 miles driven.

The INGENS A1 is ranked 165th of 191 Summer High Performance tyres.

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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £59.60 - £61.06 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/60 R18 £97.03 - £97.03 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 8 tyre sizes - View all.

Top 3 Antares Ingens A1 Reviews

Given 23% while driving a Mercedes Benz C220 CDI Sports (255/35 R18) on mostly country roads for 0 average miles
Bought Maxtrax, last month, for my C class Mercedes 255 x 35 x 18 on rear and 225 x 40 x 18 on front. Driving in the wet is a death hazard so I'm heading to the dealer to see about an exchange.
Helpful 202 - tyre reviewed on September 12, 2016
Given 31% while driving a Skoda Skoda Superb MK1 (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
The WORST tires i ever bought in my life . I own a taxi for more than 20 years and i am 62 years old driving for living all my life. I change tires usually twice a year . I have tried almost every brand , from expensive to bargain . I was attracted from their very low price . Nothing ever scares me so much ( while driving ) , than the unexpected dangerous behavior of those tires. For the first time in my life i had to alter my driving style in order to survive . This is the first time i decided to write a review about tire quality , just in case i save someones life . Those tires are a Dangerous Death Trap and in my opinion some kind of authority needs to step forward in order to protect the public safety . DO NOT PUT those tires even if they PAY you , to do so . !!!
Helpful 89 - tyre reviewed on December 25, 2017
Given 96% while driving a Honda CRV (225/60 R18 T) on a combination of roads for 18,000 spirited miles
when I first heard of these unknown to me tyres, I was in a dilemma, buy cheap unknown or, an expensive known brand. glad I picked these, currently at 18000+ miles on four of these and plenty of tread left, I drive a Honda crv, not the fastest vehicle but I admit I don't hang about. no problems what so ever. would buy again.

when I read some of these tyre reviews, it makes me laugh, they are written as if being critiqued by professional rally drivers of formula one, get real folks, if you lose control of your car on ANY tyre on the legal road, you are clearly driving too fast.

good luck in your choices.
Helpful 70 - tyre reviewed on June 18, 2017
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Given 85% while driving a Suzuki Kizashi 2.4L FWD (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 200 average miles
Really good tyres. It has great comfort when driving in wet and dry. Great grip inn the dry, a bit worst in the wet, if you push it. But the tyres tells you that waay before you start to slip. So that should not be a problem for a daily driver. The only minus in my opinion is the fuel economy the tyres give, compeared to a lot of other tyres. I think these tyres is really good value for the money,
Helpful 1 - tyre reviewed on June 12, 2022
Given 44% while driving a Mazda 121 (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
Came with the car, driving in the dry is ok, I push these tyres hard, not amazing grip but ok, but just a slightly wet road makes them slip like crazy. Pretty noisy on highways, have to raise your voice to speak if you're driving over 60 mph. Only plus is that they last a lot, over 25k miles and still have lots of life left.
Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on May 9, 2022
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Given 73% while driving a Honda CRV (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
I recently purchased a 2015 Honda CR-V fitted with new Maxtrek Ingens A1 225/60R18 tyres. I assumed cheap tyres fitted just to sell, and that I would replace soon. Having done nearly 5000 kim in wet and dry conditions, on Mexican highways and backroads, I see no reason to change them. Happy with wet and dry road holding, low road noise. Bearing price in mind, I would be happy to recommend them. (Interesting to see bad reviews. Maybe older versions? My tyres manufacturer date 2020) Cheers. Stephen
Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on September 11, 2021
Given 99% while driving a Ford Focus (245/40 R18) on mostly motorways for 300 spirited miles
I've had 2 sets of these Artares Ingens A1. one set on a 2012 Mercedes ML350 Bluetec they were fitted in 2016 and have been driven on for over 55,000 miles and still have plenty of life left on them. Now I got them fitted on my 2013 Ford Focus SE Sedan. And they have been great. I drive the car pretty hard on a daily basis and over 70 miles per day 5 days a week and these tires have yet to show any sighs of wear. The handling of the tires is really good. I switched from a set of KELLY EDGE A/S and the Ingens A1 are far Superior in all conditions between the wet and dry they have out performed the KELLYS by far. They have little to no road noise and extremely smooth over poor road conditions. I personally would highly recommend these tires.
Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on June 20, 2021
Given 13% while driving a Volkswagen Polo 1.4 TDI (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 400 average miles
I can't see how these are sold as tyres.. they have no grip what so ever I simply cannot use my car in the rain.. if I'm out and it rains I'm stuck till it dries out.. do not buy these tyre unless your suicidal
Helpful 20 - tyre reviewed on July 25, 2020
Given 16% while driving a BMW 335i (255/35 R18) on mostly country roads for 0 spirited miles
These have to be the worst tires I have ever driven on. Previously had Michelin pilot super sport and my mechanic advised against paying so much money for a name brand tire and suggested Maxtrek Ingens. It is the first time in all the years I have owned the car that on average twisty roads with speeds at a fraction of the Michelin's that I have seen my DSC come grip in the dry and forget about the wet. Tires lasted about 3 weeks and finally came apart on the inside sidewall...completely separated from the mag. Won't even waste my time taking them back...Please if you value your life stay away..spend a few dollars more and get some half decent tires eg.Yoko,Dunlop I know Michelins are quite pricey.
Helpful 19 - tyre reviewed on September 8, 2017
Given 41% while driving a Mercedes Benz E280 Sport (265/35 R18) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
I had these on the rear of merc 280cdi and they are horrendous. At the first sign of any dampness or wet, they completely fail to grip. after 20,000 miles no signs of any wear - obviously ridiculously hard compound. now replaced with Avon zz5 and handling is transformed. Be warned do not buy these tyres unless you live somewhere were it never rains.
Helpful 16 - tyre reviewed on July 31, 2017
Given 90% while driving a Honda Accord (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 71,000 average miles
We put the Antares (maxtrek under another name) on our car and really liked them. They were very well priced so I was skeptical, but we ended up getting 71k KM out of them and they worked excellent the entire time. Have already got another set A+
Helpful 11 - tyre reviewed on August 31, 2016
Given 31% while driving a Honda CRV (225/60 R18) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
Had 2 tyres fitted to the front. After 100 miles I had a speed wobble when approaching 70mph, the tyres needed to be rebalanced. This happened for 3 or 4 times until the tyres were fitted to the rear.
All well for a year or so, then wheel wobble felt at higher speeds, tyres rebalanced, rear tyres (Maxtrek) were massively out of balance. Would not buy again, nor use the tyre centre that recommeded them.
Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on July 29, 2016
Given 32% while driving a BMW 320d touring (225/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
Bought these tyres fro my bmw 320d. I can honestly say it was the worst purchase I have ever made. Wet grip was horrendous when going around ANY corner - going straight was fine!! Dry grip was OK but again n corners I could feel the car 'floating' as if the tyres were like balloons. I have since changed the tyres to a mid-range make and it is like driving a new car. Avoid these tyres at all cost.
Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on July 10, 2016
Given 77% while driving a Volvo XC90 D5 (163bhp) (235/60 R18) on mostly motorways for 10 average miles
I have these tyres fitted on my Volvo XC90 . The only problem I had was caused by bad fitting of the tyres by the garage who failed to clean the alloy wheels before fitting them. This resulted in the tyres constantly deflating, took it back to the garage, cleaned the wheels up refitted the tyres perfect. Never had any problems with grip in either the wet or dry conditions , I do a lot of business miles up in the north east which frequently means wet weather , tyres have performed very well under emergency braking on both occasions I needed to . They are not the quietest tyres I have ever had but certainly no complaints from me. I am about to have my winter tyres taken off and will be fitting two more new ones on the front next week.
Helpful 1 - tyre reviewed on April 2, 2016
Ford Focus (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 0 easy going miles
I bought 4 new Matrek INGENS A1 and have had nothing but trouble since I have had them.
My front tyres have been going down for months on end but I was putting up with them and kept on getting air placed in them (at which I shouldn't have to do).. I have never had troubles with my tyres until I went to your brand. FRUSTRATING!!

My back tyre makes a humming noise and is very consistent in doing so.
Would never purchase this brand again.
Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on June 5, 2015