I have a 2008 Prius, barely
I have a 2008 Prius, barely made 40,000 miles on the factory tires, uneven tread wear, outside edges almost gone even though I followed the recommended 5000 mile rotation. Went to Costco and bought the Michelins approved for a Prius which have an 80,000 mileage warranty rather than the energy safer without a mileage warranty but since then the gas mileage has dropped by at least 5 mpg. Guess I should have gone with the energy saver tires. Any comments.
What Tires are you using.
What Tires are you using. Prius are heavy cars and you need a strong side wall 84 should work. You also need to rotate the tires frequently. Unfortunatly there are not any great tires for the Prius Either 81 or 82 sidewall rating with 60-70,000 miles or 84 with low tread life 40,000 miles. Would be nice if they made an 84S 60,000
Own a 2002. I replaced OEM
Own a 2002. I replaced OEM tires with Dunlop SP10's. When rotate tires, every oil change, cross tires from back to front. This eliminated uneven wear. Inflate tires to 35 psi front and back. Getting more than 50K miles between new tire purchases. Looking to buy a new set, my Prius has 177,000 miles on odometer. Problem free so far...
It is imperative that you
It is imperative that you keep your tires at a high PSI on the Prius. We bought a used prius and were wondering why it wasn't getting as good of gas mileage as our other one (It was averaging 36mpg). after a tank of gas I checked the tire pressure. 25psi all around. I bumped it up to 42psi and we are getting 46mpg regularly. If there is that much of a mpg difference you know the tires are wearing hard if you run lower pressures. I check the tire pressure every other fill up now and notice that they do go down so keeping up on tire pressure maintenance is key to the health of your tires. I get over 30,000 miles on my set of Goodyears.
You should use the Michelin
You should use the Michelin x-ICE snowtires for the Prius. I have 42,400 miles on my 2008 Prius and I was told I needed new all season tires when I got the Michelin snows off. Well, I somehow got a roofnail in one snowtire,so I ended up buying Goodyear tires for the Prius. And,hopefully we will not have much more snow. The Prius STINKS in the snow. When U go into a slip,the traction light comes on and then the car will not move...It is really bad,and I think Toyota should do something about this problem. I would like to know if other Prius owners have this problem? Other than that, with 57 MPG in the spring summer I do not complain...Love that gas mileage when I am a petsitter/petwalker and lots of mileage is done.
The Goodyear Integrity was
The Goodyear Integrity was chosen by Toyota for it's low rolling resistance (low friction). This assists the Prius achieve it high MPG. In theory, the use of any other tire will reduce the vehicle's efficiency. By exactly how much is to be determined. Unfortunately, due to the car's weight and tight suspension settings, in some cases, the tires tend wear out quickly. The Goodyear Integrity tire (P185/65R15) has a load index that just barely meets/exceeds the Prius' weight requirements. In the San Francisco Bay Area with all it's hills and mountain roads, most Goodyear Integrity tires on Prius' last between 15000 to 20000 miles. If your driving is mainly straight highway driving, then tire life will be longer. A suggested alternative (by a local Goodyear dealer) to the Goodyear Integrity is the Goodyear Fuel Max Tire. Check with Goodyear and Toyota as to the suitability of this alternative.
Our 2001 Prius has ate its
Our 2001 Prius has ate its share of tires also ,even top of the line Midhelins. Wors than that we lost our main Nmh battery at 90k.We were 5m0. oiut of warranty so it cosat $3200 and change.We went to a tire called"Potenz" that seems to be doing better. Good luck JH