Posted by Richard Warren on September 12, 2007, 2:11 am
Thanks. Since I have the Goodyears, that's very useful info. Won't be
buying those again.
Posted by stratus46 on September 22, 2007, 4:01 am
> >> > What is the expected life of the original equipment tires on a
> >> > Prius?
> >> Thanks for all your responses. I've gone about 20,000 miles and
> >> like I'll be lucky to get another 5000 miles out of my tires.
> > My experience isn't a lot different, Richard.
> > I replaced the original Goodyears at 30k (with identical
> > and questioned that at the time but didn't get overly excited
> > it.
> > At my 60,000 mile service the service writer came to the waiting
> > and told me that my tires needed replacement right away!
> > I wasn't as calm this time and asked to talk to the Prius tech.
> > nice young man came out and I asked him what was going on with
> > tires. He told me that this was a common problem with the
> > and he'd suggest that I put on a new set of Goodrich tires.
> > to him the Goodrich are a bit harder rubber and they will last
> > I said something to the effect that I sure as h##l hoped so.
> > I'm now at around 80,000 miles and the Goodrich tires appear
> > new". Oh yes, I always over inflate (trying to play that gas
> > improvement game) and I check pressure frequently. I have also
> > car aligned twice since it was new - once conventional and once
> > digital. The consumer can't do much more than that.
> > The conclusion that I'm operating under is that the original
> > Goodyears are too soft. As for me, I'm not buying anymore of
> > CamMan
> > N.W. Iowa
> > 2004 Prius
> > 1955 Studebaker
> > Love them both!
> Thanks. Since I have the Goodyears, that's very useful info.
> buying those again.
2006 with 18500 miles and the Goodyears look new, no overinflation.
The replacement tires will be Michelin MXV4 +
Lifetime MPG 51.97, 16 consecutive 500+ mile tanks, 18 total.
Posted by pakman on September 9, 2007, 3:19 pm
I have a 2005 Prius that I bought with about 23,000 miles on it through
The original owner had never rotated the tires, and I found them
underinflated a number of times.
I had them properly inflated (actually, slightly over, as recommended) and
rotated every 5000 miles
or so, and bought 4 winter tires and rims, which I used for the first time
The car now has 41,000+ miles on it, and I see the front tires have
distinctive outer-edge wear.
I will probably have to buy 4-new tires before winter, but hope I can hold
out until springtime.
Prices are high around here (New Hampshire / MA border) for tires, so
on the tire brand yet (leaning towards Goodyear ComfortTred) or dealer.
Posted by B. Peg on September 9, 2007, 5:36 pm
I took the orginals off at 20K (about 1/2 gone and dealer sold them to some
guy there as used tires while I was waiting) and went to
the Comfortread. Very quiet tire. I hear more of the engine now than the