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Toyota Camry Hybrid, Tires, Wheels, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#32 of 56 Re: Tire Problems on Toyota Hybred Camry [ravig]
Nov 04, 2008 (4:40 pm)
I have a 2007 Camry Hybrid with 61,000 miles. I am going on my third (3rd) set of tires this week. The problem is cupping of all 4 tires at the same time within 25k-30k miles. I have discussed with my dealer and they said i did not rotate/balance enough. I did this maintenance work every time i changed my oil. I have the receipts to show and dealer still blamed me. I have had suspension system checked and have done alignments. Still the second set of tires cupped (all 4) after 25k miles. First set of tires was stock - Second set are GoodYear - not sure what to try next
#33 of 56 Snow tires question
Dec 22, 2008 (11:48 am)
I have a 2009 TCH that I bought in July. It now has about 6500 miles and just today has seen its first snow. I don't like how it handles in the snow, thus I'm considering 4 snow tires.
I did the same thing to my Volvo and it was great. Without snow, it was scary to drive. With 4 snows its a pleasure.
My questions are:
What snow tires to most people put on the 2009 TCH?
What considerations or concerns do I need to be aware of concerning the tire pressure sensors? Do I need to get them on the snows as well or can they be disabled when I have snow tires? How do people handle this?
Dec 22, 2008 (2:11 pm)
I have blizzaks (on dedicated alloy wheels) on all 4 corners. had them on our 2007, and now have them on the 2009. the camry is great on ice and snow with Blizzaks. you should definitely get snows...your OEM tires are resting when the snows are on, so the snows don't really cost you anything. tirerack.com is a great place to search, and to buy as well. you can save a few $ if you can find steel wheels for your snows instead of alloys. I swap them on and off myself, but if you buy them locally, the tire shop might do it for free for you.
If you buy snow tires only, and have them swapped onto your OEM wheels each spring and fall, then your existing TPMS stay in the wheels and continue to function. you'll have to reset them each sway, though, but it's an easy process. doing this means you have to pay for rebalancing 2x year; not worth it, to me.
You can get tpms sensors if you buy dedicated wheels, but they are pricey. I didn't bother. The light flashes at first, but then stays on solid all the time. easy to ignore.
#35 of 56 Re: [rpm]
Dec 22, 2008 (5:04 pm)
Hi, thanks for the reply.
Where exactly is the tire pressure monitoring system? Is it in the valve stem on each tire?
I'd like to continue to use it when I get snow tires.
#36 of 56 Re: [saz25]
Dec 23, 2008 (8:51 am)
don't know. I think it varies with different manufacturers. It might be mounted to the inside wheel flange. I believe it's difficult to move them...better to buy another set if you really want them on the snows too. I seem to recall tirerack wanted a few hundred dollars just for the sensors. You might be best off just using your existing wheels/sensors, and mounting and balancing the snows each season.
#37 of 56 Re: Tire Problems on Toyota Hybred Camry [tima1]
Jan 06, 2009 (4:13 pm)
Know that this reply is a bit late but if it helps somebody... Got my 2007 with the recommended Michelins and I changed them at around 45,000 miles for another pair of Michelins. Have the tires rotated every oil change and drive 100 miles a day to and from work. Like the ride, traction and wear on them.
#38 of 56 Re: Tire Problems on Toyota Hybred Camry [plknj]
Feb 27, 2009 (6:53 am)
What type of Michelin's?
#39 of 56 Re: Toyota Camry Hybrid Tire/Wheel Questions [pf_flyer]
May 29, 2009 (9:14 am)
I have a 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid with Firestone tires. I'll be lucky to get 20,000 miles out of them. My car is well maintained and I regularly check the tire pressure, which is set at 32 psi per manufactuer recomendations. No alignment problems. The car is basically local to and from work and not driven hard. I understand the Michelin tires will go about 45,000.
#40 of 56 camry hybrid poor tire wear
Jun 22, 2009 (3:13 pm)
I had a 2007 tch and the tires were gone at13,000 miles, now I have a 2009 and the first set of tires is gone at 15,000. The dealer blamed me for bad rotataion. Documented not true. Then I must have thown out of alignment. Tires were wearing to inside at the first rotation. Did they not beef up the suspension to accomadate the heavy batteries??
#41 of 56 Re: camry hybrid poor tire wear [jollesue]
Jun 23, 2009 (6:23 am)
The OEM tires on the TCH are generally pretty sucky. I got 37K out of mine but I ran them low on tread.
I got some Yokohama YK520 from Discount Tire and they have been great. Quieter, and the mileage had not been affected.