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Posted by fuelzilla.com on January 24, 2008, 12:59 am
 
My 2007 Prius is nearing 45K miles. It appears the tires are still at
about half the tread. Would you consider this normal wear? When you guys
with more miles on in had to change tires, at what mileage point did you
do it?

Also, does anyone know of any other brand that manufactures compatible
tires? Not that I don't trust Toyota but it is always nice to have some
choice. For keeping prices in check at least.

Thanks!

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Posted by Mr Ed on January 24, 2008, 1:07 pm
 
Wow!  I only have 19K miles and I doubt if I'll get another 5K out of them.
Mostly city driving.

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Posted by Bob & Holly Wilson on January 24, 2008, 1:32 pm
 

Heat is the enemy of tires and it comes from:

1) lower rather than higher inflation
2) wheel alignment, closer to less toe and less camber reduces wear

Some folks prefer the handling with softer tires, more toe and camber.

Bob Wilson

Posted by Marc Gerges on January 24, 2008, 9:39 pm
 
If yours is a 2007 with this mileage, you probably do a lot of highway
driving. Not a lot of braking and hard cornering - combined with correct
tire pressure and not extreme temperatures, this sounds like heaven for
tires. If you'd subject the same tire to city driving, hot weather, and
maybe less regular pressure checks, it'd be gone in half the distance.


Toyota doesn't manufacture tires. The brand of tire currently on your
car can be sourced at different dealers, and there's a number of tires
in the same size available from other brands. See a tire dealer.

cu
  .\arc

Posted by fuelzilla.com on January 24, 2008, 11:40 pm
 Marc Gerges wrote:


Hi Marc,
You got it exactly right - it's about 75% or so highway in a mild PA
climate. As far as braking - I use the "B" mode whenever possible instead.

About the brand - laugh all you want but it was for the first time today I
cared to look at the brand of the tire (after owning the car for 14
months). And I do check and correct pressure every two months of just
about and so I must have seen it, just never registered in the brain :-)
So, yes, mine are Goodyear Integrity tires, seem like a solid product to
me now.

Thanks again,
D~

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