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#160 of 174 2010 Honda Pilot rear tires
Oct 13, 2011 (9:07 am)
Looks like my rear tires have worn out, and its only 22K miles. It failed the penny test, and then some. So far the front tires look good, so I am thinking of just replacing the rear ones. Should I go with the OEM tires or try another brand. I am also trying to decide where to get the tires from. The dealership is definitely going to be expensive, the cheapest price I found was at tirerack but then I have to find an installer, and I am not sure how good of a service I could get if I didnt buy my tires from them.
#161 of 174 Re: 2010 Honda Pilot rear tires [tornadog]
Oct 13, 2011 (2:29 pm)
Why pay extra money to the dealer unless they are willing to pro rate the originals? Even in that case tires will be cheaper at tire rack. I buy them online and have been getting mine installed at Firestone and I pay for the life time balance which is well worth it. Also have the lifetime alignment.
I would go with Yokohama
#162 of 174 Re: 2010 Honda Pilot rear tires [tornadog]
Oct 14, 2011 (12:10 pm)
I use TireRack all the time - not a problem. When my dealer sold me tires, he went right to TireRack and showed me their price so I could see I was getting a fair price from them.
The top-rated tire right now (both at TireRack and at Consumer Reports) is the General Grabber HTS. I have had them on since Spring and they're great. Do NOT buy the OEM tires. Those are just not good - especially in snow.
I had a terrible experience with Yokohama. They were great - until they were at the end of life. Then, I almost wrecked the car on a wet road as the car behaved like it was on ice.
#163 of 174 Re: Off-road plus wet weather handling for Pilot AWD [odie6l]
Nov 08, 2011 (9:21 pm)
I also uploaded a video of when my son & I were riding on a rough dirt/rocky road in the Pilot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rexBKW0YlDU
That was in the Texas Hill Country. I'm about to make my 2nd trip to the Big Bend area in Texas with these Silent Armor tires. They have been amazing both on dirt roads & on wet pavement!
#164 of 174 Re: Off-road plus wet weather handling for Pilot AWD [tlcintx]
Nov 24, 2011 (3:36 pm)
Nice place for Off-roading. You can get a nice universal tripod with adjustable legs to set up inside the cabin to mount the camera on. it stays put nicely while you going and you don't need to worry about having your hands off the wheel or eyes off where you need to go. Plus your navigator / spotter doesn't need to hold the camera and can more focus on obsticles for you.
#165 of 174 2010 Pilot Rear Tires 30k miles.
Mar 31, 2012 (12:28 pm)
I just had oil change/tire rotation and was told I am due for rear tires. I have 2010 Pilot EX-L, the tires only have 30k miles on them, the fronts are fine. I thought I read that the factory goodyears had 60k mile warranty, does anyone know how this works or has anyone had any success getting any money?
#166 of 174 Re: 2010 Pilot Rear Tires 30k miles. [jamie1983]
Apr 01, 2012 (2:07 am)
First, OE tires do not have a mileage warranty. Vehicle manufacturers not only specify the characteristics the tire has to have - and typically wear is not given a very high priority - but also the vehicle manufacturer purchases that tire at a low cost - one with only a bare bones "materials and workmanship" warranty.
But if that same tire is sold in the replacement maket, a mileage warranty is built into the price you pay. So even though you may see a mileage warranty published, it applies only to the tire if it is purchased separately. You shouldn't expect to get warranty coverage for wear on the tires that come on new vehicles. If you hear about that happening, it's only done as a courtesy.
#167 of 174 Re: 2010 Pilot Rear Tires 30k miles. [capriracer]
Apr 10, 2012 (2:09 pm)
Cap... not so. On the OEM Goodyear Integrety tires I had on "The Beast" ('06 Pilot) I stopped at a local Goodyear on the way home (5 miles from dealership I purchased him from) and had them add the full Road Hazard Lifetime Warranty to the tires. This saved me a bunch since every 6k they inspect, rebalance, and rotate the tires free of charge, and every 18k they do a 4 wheel alignment at no charge. They tires did wear out at 30k (yes, they have a 60k treadlife) so the warranty covered them and knocked a good bit off the Wrangler Silent Armor tires I replace them with. I now have just shy of 55k miles on the Silent Armors and they have a treadlife of 50k. I probably have about another 12k of life left in them.
So yes, if you get a Pilot with Goodyears brand new, stop at real Goodyear Service Center (multi tire place like NTB) and add the warranty. It will only cost you $12-$15 per tire, but well worth it.
Plus wouldn't you rather have a service dept who specializes in tires do all your tire work instead of a car dealer service who sees so many different things. And know, this will not void your vehicle warranty either.
#168 of 174 Re: 2010 Pilot Rear Tires 30k miles. [odie6l]
Apr 11, 2012 (1:44 am)
You had a good - and unusual - experience. I will state it again - and you can verify this by looking in the glovebox for the tire warranty that came with your new car - OE tires do not carry a mileage warranty. People sometimes get consideration on their OE tires, but many times they don't.
What probably prompted the store to give you consideration was your loyalty. You PURCHASED their warranty and went there regularly. If I was the stiore manager, I would try to keep you as a customer, too.
#169 of 174 Re: 2010 Pilot Rear Tires 30k miles. [capriracer]
Apr 12, 2012 (5:28 am)
No, after I purchased the Pilot I was told this by the Dealer to stop at any local Goodyear to have it added. All you need to do is show your bill of sale for the new vehicle (not a used on) purchase. Good year does this as basis the new vehicle mean new tires and they want to back their product. When I did this it was my first visit to the Goodyear Service Center, so there was no "Previous Customer Discount". Since then, I have stuck with Goodyear. The other thing, if you are on a long trip, you can go to any Goodyear center since your information is in a national database. I have seen this also in Ford, Pontiac, and Jeep forums listed after I had it done. So it was not a 1 time instance.