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#1 OFFLINE   mwr

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 08:37 PM

I had the car serviced today at 29,200 miles. The report came back saying that the tires (Michelin Energy Saver A/S - P225/50R17 93V) would very soon need changing. That seems very strange to me. Is this normal? My driving is mostly suburban, many hills, and I'm easy on the brakes. Service advisor said regen braking wears tires more than friction braking. I've attached the tire wear report. What do you think?

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#2 OFFLINE   md13ffhguy

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 02:22 AM

Odd. Mine have 78k and I'm just now thinking about replacements. I do drive rather gently. My wife probably drives a bit harder, and is nearing 60k.

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 05:43 AM

Regen is only on the front wheels.  How often do you check the tire pressure?  As a rule of thumb, each 10 degree drop in temperature will drop the tire pressure by 1 psi



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 08:17 AM

I had the car serviced today at 29,200 miles. The report came back saying that the tires (Michelin Energy Saver A/S - P225/50R17 93V) would very soon need changing. That seems very strange to me. Is this normal? My driving is mostly suburban, many hills, and I'm easy on the brakes. Service advisor said regen braking wears tires more than friction braking. I've attached the tire wear report. What do you think?

That's hard to believe, take small ruler and measure yourself.  Are they wearing more on inside than outside? Might want to check alignment, I got 64K out of two sets of Michelins. I use 50 psi in my tires and they wear great! :) 

 

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 08:43 AM

True that regen braking will wear the front tires more than the rears, but if you rotate them per the recommendations the net wear will not be any different than a regular car.

 

I'm at 26K miles and my tires are no worse than half worn.



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 07:36 PM

I had the owner of a car repair shop (they also do tires) look at the tires today. He thinks the dealer's numbers aren't accurate. Instead of 4/23 (3/32 for one tire) they should all be 5/32 or 6/32, with the 3/32 happening because they only measured the outside part of the tire. He thinks there is another 15K to 20K miles left on the tires. He also said that low tire pressure would cause the outside to wear faster than the inside. I will be more diligent about checking tire pressures.

 

The dealer sets the pressure at 35 psi. What do people here use and why?


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 12:17 AM

I typically set mine to 40. If I lose a few pounds, they're still fine. Any more than 40 and I felt the ride to be a little less smooth.

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#8 OFFLINE   murphy

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 06:45 AM

35 is fine if set when cold and you check the pressures at least weekly.  Otherwise put more in so they never go below 35.  If there is a significant drop in ambient temperature it is time to check the pressures.



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 10:54 AM

I run mine at 50psi, the manufacturer max is 51psi and I have made it to 64K+miles on two sets of Michelin's with even wear. I talked to the Michelin Tire adviser and he said that was fine.   :)  

 

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 02:08 PM

I now have 40K miles, just did a dealer service and they (of course) again said the tires needed to be replaced. I then checked with the same person as last time (owner of a small repair and tire shop) and he agreed they needed to be replaced. Not sure why, possibly because of low pressure the first 29K miles (I now carry 42 psi). Anyway, the dealer wanted $1,000 for four tires ((Michelin Energy Saver A/S - P225/50R17 93V), balanced and installed. "My guy" said $800 so I'll have them installed tomorrow.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 04:07 PM

I now have 40K miles, just did a dealer service and they (of course) again said the tires needed to be replaced. I then checked with the same person as last time (owner of a small repair and tire shop) and he agreed they needed to be replaced. Not sure why, possibly because of low pressure the first 29K miles (I now carry 42 psi). Anyway, the dealer wanted $1,000 for four tires ((Michelin Energy Saver A/S - P225/50R17 93V), balanced and installed. "My guy" said $800 so I'll have them installed tomorrow.

Take a close look at the tires to see what the problem is, as I said before I run 50psi and get even wear with 64mi on 2 sets of Michelins. :)

 

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 02:15 PM

I just changed my Michelins at 46000 miles because I drive 60 miles on highways as my commute daily.  The tires still had some miles left in them, but I was starting to float around at 65 MPH when it rained.   I'll give up a few miles for a secure feeling car any day.

 

I went with Goodyear Fuel Max, smooth and quiet, but I seem to be getting worse MPGs. I will give the tires a couple of tankfuls before I make any decisions.  I am at 38 psi and will try 40 on the next tank.  38 "feels" good.  Of course the tire shop set them to 32...just because...


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 05:58 PM

I put the GOODYEARS on a 2007 Focus and they improved my mileage over Perelli P6, but didn't handle as good. Accrording to TireRack they get 2 mpg worse MPG's.  Make sure that your alignment is good. They will get very noisy if you don't from experience. ;(

 

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