I had previously tried other methods for removing tires with limited success so I was skeptical that tire irons would help. Having the right tools really makes a difference. These irons made removal and installation a breeze. They are strong enough for my needs even came in a little carrying pouch (this did seem different from what was pictured). Definitely glad I decided to pick them up and try doing tires myself again as I now don't need to pay someone else to do this for me.