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#687 of 793 Tire replacement and warranty at 30,000 miles
Aug 06, 2011 (11:26 am)
Toyo OEM tires on my 2009 Highlander Hybrid Limited are shot at 30,000 miles.
What was the warranty on these tires and what chance do I have to get a credit from Toyota and/or Toyo?
If I get a credit from Toyo is it only going to be applied against new Toyo tires?
For anyone who has successfully recieved a warranty credit for early tire wear, was it worth the trouble?
Considering either the Hankooks or the Goodyear FuelMax as replacements but the bad reviews of the FuleMax on TireRack are steering me towards the Hankooks - any FuelMax owners who think the TireRack reviews are nonsense and these tires are worth the extra money?
I've purchased tires through TireRack.com and been happy with the experience. I see that the Hakooks are a bit less expensive on Onlinetires.com - anyone have experience purchasing tires throught them? Any recommendationd for other online dealers worth checking out?
thanks in advance
#688 of 793 Re: Tire replacement and warranty at 30,000 miles [bay_area]
Aug 06, 2011 (5:37 pm)
"What was the warranty on these tires...."
OE tires do not carry a mileage warranty.
"... and what chance do I have to get a credit from Toyota and/or Toyo? "
Probably pretty small. You got 30K and that's considered reasonable for OE tires.
"If I get a credit from Toyo is it only going to be applied against new Toyo tires? "
#689 of 793 Re: Tire replacement and warranty at 30,000 miles [bay_area]
Aug 21, 2011 (11:26 am)
My Toyo A20s got about 36,000 on my 2008 Highlander. I replaced with the Goodyear Fuel Max. My first trip on the highway let me know I did not want these tires. They were loud and had a very choppy ride. Tested them on a 1200 mile roadtrip. Unfortunate, because I really did get better gas mileage by 1-2 mpg. Came home and had them replaced with the Toyo Versado. Night and day difference. The Versados are so quiet and have such a smooth ride. It is a 50,000 mile tire so we'll see.
#690 of 793 Re: Tire replacement and warranty at 30,000 miles [tlb44]
Aug 21, 2011 (12:12 pm)
QUOTE: "My Toyo A20s got about 36,000 on my 2008 Highlander."
You win the "highest mileage on a set of A20s award!"
I have never heard of anyone getting more than about 20K on that tire.
Good to hear that your experience with the Versado has been favorable. I really like the Toyo H/Ts, so clearly Toyo makes some very good tires -- just not the awful A20s.
#691 of 793 Re: Toyo HTs in 245/55 R19 at Les Schwab [jim_bo]
Sep 19, 2011 (9:35 am)
My original Toyo tires P245/55R19 103S which came on my 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Ltd (bought new in July 2009) wore very quickly. We replaced them with another Toyo set early last winter in 2010... and Toyota is already monitoring the tread depths. I did an internet search yesterday to see what was out there for a winter tire to at least use in the winter - since I got stuck in my own driveway with only 4inches of wet snow on blacktop and was severely unhappy with this supposedly 4WD capable AWD on demand vehicle.
I found a tread I really liked on the Goodyear Ultra Grip ICE - BUT only available in a P255/60R19... I read that they are suggesting a P255/55R19 on the Hybrid Ltd's BUT will a P255/60 work? I heard that an all-season in this size came very close to the rear struts. (These are rated as superb winter traction - especially on ice. They also boast ice over winter silica tread compound which enhances traction on Ice and Snow.
Also available is a Goodyear Ultra Grip ICE WRT (Commuter Touring) for $243 each in OEM size of P245/55R19 BUT tread is very different. Also boasts the winter grip compound and has two and three dimensional blade technology in tread pattern which channels water and slush away (similar to the Fortera tires). I'd have to see these in person to make a final decision.
The third I found with an aggressive tread was the Sears Bridgestone BLIZZAK DM-V1 P245/55R19 103R for $197.96 each. They boast UNI-T technology to handle ice and snow conditions like a pro...
Curious if anyone else has used these and personal comments on the wear and quality???
#692 of 793 Re: Toyo HTs in 245/55 R19 at Les Schwab [newelca]
Sep 19, 2011 (9:45 am)
I had the Blizzak's an they worked well. I bought a Lexus CT200h so I have a full set for the Highlander Hybrid, mounted on Toyota wheels for sale right now. I liked the Blizzaks so well I just purchased a set for the CT.
#693 of 793 Re: Toyo HTs in 245/55 R19 at Les Schwab [newelca]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Sep 19, 2011 (1:07 pm)
255/60-19 would be huge difference from 245/55-19.. Even if they fit, they wouldn't fit, you know?
#694 of 793 Goodyear FUEL MAX 245/55 19
Sep 19, 2011 (1:09 pm)
I changed my tires at the end of June and it's being 2 months with those tire. I do not happy with those because of noise. Even I turn my car in parking lot with 5 to 10 mph, it makes lots of noise as I do the drifting. I'm waiting for the snow and hope they are better than Toyo A20(OEM) and Bridge Stone Dueler.
#695 of 793 Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1
Nov 13, 2011 (7:47 pm)
I've been reading through some of these tire posts after noticing my Wifes 08 Highlander with Toyo A20s are showing a lot of wear with 25,000 miles on them.
I was reading that alot of you likes the Hankook Versus but wondered if anyone tried the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1? Looks like the Hankooks would still be hard to get this year.
The Blizzaks have a good traction rating in deep snow but I wonder if the tread would be too rough or noisy around town on dry pavement.
Any suggestions on other tires? I am looking for a good all season or light truck.
#696 of 793 Re: 2005 Highlander SE Tires - Second Set [crvdc]
Nov 14, 2011 (7:41 pm)
You may need a cam kit. I needed 2 new tires on my 2005 when it was new and only had 4,000 miles on it. After the third set of tires I found out the dealer who told me they checked the alignment really didn't check it. Since getting the cam kit the tires have been wearing well. I now have yokohama tires. Very disappointed that they place inexpensive tires on a new vehicle which costs $30,000