Last post on Mar 03, 2010 at 5:35 AM
You are in the Toyota Avalon
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Avalon, Tires, Wheels, Sedan
#186 of 225 Re: Expected Battery Life? [dljandk]
Oct 21, 2008 (5:50 am)
About 3 years is all you can safely expect from the OE battery. Anything beyond that is borrowed time.
The high level of corrosion is typical of all Avalons. Keep the terminals clean for maximum performance. And the "eye" on a battery is not much help as even when the eyes are green the car still may not start. These subjects have been covered many times in other Avalon forums.
Enjoy your Avalon..
#187 of 225 Nexen Tires - Update
Nov 07, 2008 (8:13 pm)
After 3k miles on our '07 Limited with our usual suburban driving conditions these tires are every bit as good as Michelins. No discernable difference in performance in wet or dry and no visable tire wear or road hazard damage. And the nice ride has even improved with mileage. So far the tires are a bargain at half the cost of the MXV4's. Will post again when rotated.....
#188 of 225 Re: Nexen Tires - Update [fin]
Nov 07, 2008 (9:50 pm)
I just had the mag wheels pulled off my wifes 03 and the stock steel wheels out back on with 2 new Goodyear Allegra's $78.04) at Sams. My wife didn't notice, but I immediately heard and felt just a slight pulsation in the steering wheel at 65 and 70. I called them back and explained that we were leaving on an 1800 mile trip, and even a slight problem would wear into a bigger problem. They said they had just received a notice about an out of round? condition on the latest batch, and suggested BF Goodrich. I declined. I really like Allegra's. 'Bring it right back.' They mounted 5 tires before they found one they were satisfied with and now all is fine. They are returning the rest of their stock for replacement. Any product can have problems. What is telling is how they handle it. My question was why didn't they detect it when they spun it up, but it was probably in spec, but not perfect. Now, we're talking about judgement by the tech that did the job. Again, most people wouldn't even notice.
#189 of 225 We tried Yokohama and they did not cut it
Nov 12, 2008 (8:19 pm)
The Yokohama Avid went about 40000 miles but the last few were not great very noisy. Yoko's did not do as well as Michelin in snow and ice in upstate New York Back to Michelin
#190 of 225 General Altimax HP
Dec 10, 2008 (3:34 pm)
Anyone have experience with General tire Altimax HP? Tire Rack seems to rate them highly. I have 205/60/16 on my 02 XL.
#191 of 225 Avalon & Cooper Tires
Dec 31, 2008 (8:17 pm)
anyone have any experience with cooper tires - good,bad or indifferent?
#192 of 225 Re: Avalon & Cooper Tires [pasqvinc]
Jan 02, 2009 (9:11 pm)
I had Cooper tires on a Taurus. I couldn't keep them in balance. I got ride of them after 20,000 miles.
#193 of 225 Goodyear Assurance TripleTred
Jan 04, 2009 (10:37 am)
Over the last few years I've put Goodyear Assurance TripleTreds on my cars ('05 Nissan Sentra, '98 Sienna, '08 Avalon). I haven't been sorry. They're excellent in rain, which we have a lot of in Arkansas, and just recently proved good in snow. I was in northern Utah over Christmas when they got some big snow storms. I had no trouble driving around and at one point I was going up a steep hill when the car in front of me started to slip and slide off to the side of the road; however, I went steadily up without a problem. Also, a bus couldn't make the hill. I'm sure they're not as quite as other tires but I think road conditions dictate noise more. On a really smooth road I find them quite acceptable. One note, I put 34 pounds in my tires and have for as long as I can remember.
#194 of 225 Re: Goodyear Assurance TripleTred [tfelton]
Jan 04, 2009 (6:41 pm)
I have Goodyear Comfortreds (same family) on my wifes 03 mounted on custom wheels which come off for winter. Vague soft handling at first until things took a 'set' but then fine. I believe I posted elsewhere about that and suspension upgrades.
#195 of 225 Tire Chains
Jan 10, 2009 (12:53 pm)
I just got a set of Thule CB-12 100 tire chains for my '08 Avalon. They fit around the tire OK but the tension chain is way too short to attach as per the illustration in the instructions. You can get it to attach, but not in the prescribed manner.
Has anyone had any experience with this brand?