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#120 of 128 Michelin tire totally disintegrating?
Jul 28, 2005 (5:38 pm)
I just found this board while looking to see if others had the same problem we just had last night, so I'm sorry if this has already been discussed. Last night, my teenage daughter was driving our 2003 CL on a highway at about 60 mph when she heard a strange sound. As she was pulling onto the shoulder, she saw one of the tires rolling down the hill on the side of the highway. The tire came completely off the right rear wheel. Luckily she had a friend with her who could put the donut on & they got home okay. I'm just so grateful that she still wasn't going 60 mph when it happened. I've never seen anything like this -- the only rubber on the wheel was around the edges. The main part of the tire just totally dropped off the wheel. There was no damage to the right front wheel, which I assume would have had a problem if she had run over something. She said it did sound like she hit something, but in retrospect (since there was no damage to the front tire) I'm thinking that what she first heard was the tire beginning to rip off. I'm assuming there was a defect in the tire, and the rest of those Michelins are making me very nervous. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Thanks for any input you can give me.
#121 of 128 Tires, Tires, TIres....
Oct 31, 2005 (5:04 am)
So most of us have owned our CLs for a while now... and experienced at least one set of replacement tires. I did NOT like the OEM Michelin HX-MXM4's. I loved the Michelin Pilot Sport-AS on the car now, but they are quite expensive.
I'm looking for input about replacement tires for an '01-type S. What did you choose, and what do you like or dislike about them? Smooth ride and low tire noise are important factors to me.
#122 of 128 Re: Tires, Tires, TIres.... [rick27513]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Nov 02, 2005 (9:16 pm)
Hi, rick27513! You might also want to ask the folks in the coincidentally named Tires, Tires, Tires discussion
Nov 01, 2005 (8:07 pm)
see message 1827
Nov 10, 2005 (4:33 am)
Anyone tried the Michelin Exalto's???
Good reviews from the tire sites, but none specifically with a CL-S.
#125 of 128 Acura tires and service
Jun 24, 2007 (12:17 pm)
I have an '03 6-speed, and the OEM Michelins have been great for me so far here in Chicago. Rain, sleet, or snow, I have found them to be grippy and providing a nice ride on the interstate.
I've had them rotated twice now at 7,500 miles. Interestingly, all my service was done by the dealership, but I've caught them twice now not rotating correctly as the owner's manual tells you (front to rear, then cross the front). I marked the tires with WhiteOut to see how they did it, and both times they screwed up. The service consultant tried to convince me otherwise... until I showed him the WhiteOut marks. Pretty sorry service for an Acura dealer.
My point to the story: make sure they're rotating correctly. I have almost 20,000 miles on these MXV4's, and they're still in great shape. I hope to get another 20K on them.
#127 of 128 about tires from someone who was trained by firestone
Sep 25, 2008 (6:29 pm)
first of all wheel alignments are suggested by all car manufacturers twice a year if you live in an area with really bad pot holed roads once a year is fine with good roads. the reason i say this is because alignment has a huge bearing on how your tires wear. firestone has lifetime alignment($150) this is a 4 wheel alignment caster camber and toe not just setting the toe like some hack shops will do. since a single alignment is $75.00 its definatly worth buying the lifetime which is worth it if you are going to hold onto the car a while . secondly if you have any suspension or steering issues tires will wear unevenly all tire makers suggest having the tires rotated every other oil change this will give you optimum tire wear and you can also take a look if they are wearing evenly, uneven wear points to alignment or worn out parts rotations religously will give an extended life to tires and longer life. 3rd check tire pressure once a month to make sure its on point under inflated tires reduce gas mileage and cause premature tire wear over inflated runs a risk of bubbles in the tire from impacts when buying tires from firestone as long as they are from firestone you get free rotations as well as tire protection plans they cover anything from someone slashing your tires to nails and any other road hazard you pay nothing for a new tire replacement the only thing you pay would be the new protection plan on the new tire and the cost of that is a percentage of the cost of the tire usually around 10% definatley worth buying. depending on how honest of a person you are they cover the tires down to 3/32nds of tread basiclly the wear bar in the tread. my suggestion would be to slash you tires before that point so you get another set of tires for nothing more than the cost of the protection plan so thenew tires arecovered. basicly you would pay around 40- 100 dollars for a new set of tires depending on how much eah tire costs worth it from anyones standpointthey do measure the tire from the lowest pointon the tread so if you are going to do this make sure if they are unevenly worn they are above 3/32nds lefton the more worn partof the tire. any questions i will reply back and i have a wealthof knowledge not only about tiresbut electronics as well i have a mobileelectronics certification and have been working in body shops since i was 14 so about 10 years please feel freeto ask questions i dont bite and i can usually give a great deal of good advice
#128 of 128 a few things to add to my last post
Sep 25, 2008 (6:37 pm)
the tire protection plans from firestne cover anything and everything no questions asked if they do asktell them you know a member of your family working for firestone that says you hassling me over this is BS and i would like to speak to the manaer to them customer satsifaction is there biggest priority. tire protection doesnt cover uneven tire wear becaus tht is an issues with the car or truck not the tire. Firestone associates also have the authority to give you the lowest price down to $1.00 above what firestone pays for the tire so work them hard and youl get a steal. one last point would be anyone wishing to have a car checked out before buying. firestone does a compete vehicle inspection for $20.00 they go hrough the whole car topto bottome and check everrything from the steering rack to exxhaust and air filters. they will give you an itemized list of everything wrong with the car andi do mean everything they do this in hopes that youll have it fixed with them they will bring you out to the car and show you why a part needs to be replaced and let you see and feel for yourself why it needs to be fixed any other questions hit me up