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Posted by Richard Warren on September 7, 2007, 5:10 am
What is the expected life of the original equipment tires on a 2005 Prius?

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on September 7, 2007, 10:22 am

Posted by Ike on September 7, 2007, 1:45 pm
 Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

I disagree.

At 30k miles I switched to a quieter tire (Goodyear Comfortred)
and on a sound pressure meter saw a significant improvement.

The old tires were in near-new condition, and I sold them on
Craigslist for $25 to a happy buyer. For that reason, I would
say that these lightly-loaded tires, not driven too hard on the
Prius, have an above-average life expectancy. Other members of
the local Prius Club have similar experience with the tires -
it's just not an issue.

My 2004 Prius was purchased Oct 23 2003, so it's almost four
years old - it has about 43k miles on it. Zero faults or
problems since day one...


Posted by mrv@kluge.net on September 7, 2007, 3:41 pm
depends - the OE tires depends on what country the car is sold in...
Brands are all over the place as well (Goodyear in North America,
Michelin in parts of Europe, Bridgestone in the UK and elsewhere...)
Different sizes in different countries too.

But, assuming that you're in North America:
US/Canada 2004-2007 NHW20 OEM Prius tire:
Goodyear Integrity (Standard Load)
P185/65 R15
Treadwear 460
Traction A
Temperature B
44psi max. cold pressure

Assuming that you do not have an alignment problem and you've kept
your tire pressure at the factory recommended pressures (really the
minimums for the Prius) of 35psi front, 33 psi rear, most Prius owners
report in the 30,000-45,000 mile range on the Goodyear Integritys
listed above.  That's also assuming that the tires are not switched
out earlier for poor winter or wet performance, or just because the
owner doesn't like the model of tire...

Posted by Mike Rosenberg on September 7, 2007, 9:00 pm

I bought my 2004 Prius, with these Goodyear Integrity tires, from a
dealership that has a tires-for-life program if you get all the routine
maintenance done there, and they replaced my tires at 35,000 and 75,000
miles, so I'm getting right in the middle of that range.

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