Last post on Nov 01, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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GMC Acadia, SUV
Oct 04, 2012 (7:00 am)
I have a 2008 Acadia it came with 255 65 R18 tires. I seem to go through them fairly quickly. I was wondering what all sizes would fit on the car without rubbing or anything else. I would like to broaden my options on what I can find. Please let me know.
#85 of 93 Re: Tire sizes [just2playin]
Oct 04, 2012 (8:16 pm)
How interesting. I have a 2008 Acadia as well. I am upset to learn today that I have 26000 miles on my car and they said I already need new tires. They are GOODYEAR. I thought your supposed to get 50-60000 miles on tires.??? Why would this be a problem??? I am making a complaint to GMC AND GOODYEAR. I dont think I should have to buy new tires this dang fast. I dont put a whole lot of miles on my car. My hubby has a 2008 Sierra pickup and has 56000 on his tires. What is up with these tires. Terri
#86 of 93 Re: Tire sizes [taribare3]
Oct 05, 2012 (7:42 am)
Good morning taribare3,
Once a vehicle is outside of the Bumper to Bumper warranty period, any other coverage would fall to the tire manufacturer. If you had wanted for us to look into this from our end, however, we can be reached at socialmediagm.com (include the last 8 digits of your VIN and your contact information).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#87 of 93 Re: Tire sizes [gmcustsvcsarah]
Oct 06, 2012 (5:22 am)
Just an FYI,
OE tires - the ones that come from the factory on your truck - do NOT have a mileage warranty. 2 reasons for that.
1) The car factory doesn't buy the mileage warranty. (It also doesn't buy any road hazard warranty either). The car factory only buys the bare bones warranty from the tire manufacturer, which only covers the structural integrity of the tire - not how many miles you get from them.
2) The tires are designed by the vehicle manufacturer - that is, the vehicle manufacturer has specs that have to be met - and among those specs is a requirement for rolling resistance. Improved rolling resistance is done by sacrificing treadwear and/or traction (especially wet traction). That's why so many OE tires have wear and traction complaints. A common complaint about replacement tires is that there is a fuel economy hit when they are applied. Unfortunate, but it is the way this works.
#88 of 93 factory tires didn't even make 36k miles
Oct 26, 2012 (1:42 pm)
Hi, I bought a GMC Acadia in Nov 2011 and have put 32k miles on it so far. I took the car to 2 tire shops today because I thought the tread was looking a little low and wanted to know if I should replace them. I have to drive over a pass this next week and am worried about ice, snow, etc. Both tire stores pointed to the wear bars, which were just slightly below the tread, so they said I have very little tread left. Aren't these tires supposed to last at least to 50K miles, or at least better than 32K miles? I am not hard on this car, just drive it mostly around town to pick up and drop off kids. Is there anything I can do either before or after I buy new tires? I really don't want to wait to go through some sort of warranty process before I can replace them, so I'm hoping I can just buy new tires and then address this with GM after?
#89 of 93 Re: factory tires didn't even make 36k miles [momofmen]
Oct 27, 2012 (9:09 am)
First, there is no treadwear warranty on OE tires - the ones that came from the factory. Plus, technically, you haven't worn them out - the tread bars are still not exposed. But your GM dealer MIGHT be willing to negotiate something.
Second, another few thousand miles and you'll be outside GM's 36K warranty period, so don't wait. Go to your GM dealer and see what they say.
DO NOT get new tires and THEN go to the GM dealer to work out an arrangement. Make the arrangement BEFORE - and make sure the GM dealer is completely in the loop.
#90 of 93 Re: factory tires didn't even make 36k miles [capriracer]
Oct 27, 2012 (11:41 am)
First of all I will tell you in what steps this went. I took my car in for its usual oil change and rotation of tires at my gm dealer. I told the tech there that I noticed my tires looked really low on tread and pointed out that i only had 25000 miles on the car. He took it in for the service and did an inspection and came out with a estimate of $1200.00 for a new set. He said they were wore very even, and had 5/32 and some 6/32 of tread left. I left there depressed and thought this is just not right. So I got a Goodyear tire corporate email address and sent them an email and asked what I could do about this. 2 days later they emailed me back and said to give them a call with a file # they had opened on me. I did that and the man said to go to one of their Goodyear dealers and have the tires inspected. He called the closest one to my house and set up an appt for me. I told him i could be there in an hour. They inspected my tires and phoned this man with the results. He then told Goodyear to give me a discount on ea. tire. So they are $283.00 ea. but on sale for $218.00. The Goodyear manager did some figureing on her calc and said total for EVERYTHING will be $440.50. I said set me up with an appt. Then she proceeded to tell me i must have caught them on a good day, as they dont usually do anything unless they are at least 4-5/32 all around. So needless to say I was in there the next day getting all 4 replaced. The name of the tire is a Fortera p265x18. I was pleased. And these tires have a 60000.00 mile warranty. Good Luck! GMC said as long as my car was out of warranty they couldnt do anything and they said to contact Goodyear themselves. They want you to be satisfied. Sincerely, Terri
#91 of 93 Re: factory tires didn't even make 36k miles [momofmen]
Oct 29, 2012 (10:32 am)
Is this a 2011 Acadia, momofmen?
There is a pro-rata coverage table that I have here that breaks down coverage if it is a 2011 vehicle. If we can check into this further with you, please contact us at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, a summary of the situation, the last 8 of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your preferred dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#92 of 93 Re: factory tires didn't even make 36k miles [gmcustsvc]
Nov 01, 2012 (7:30 pm)
2009 Acadia with 39K. Took vehicle to dealer this week for service and complained about original GY Forera tire wear with snow season coming. Also noticably more road noise. Wear bars will appear probably before 45K. Since I rotate my tires every oil change and adjust the air pressure as the Onstar monthly diagnostic reflects I am not happy. As previous comments in this forum dealer cannot do anything about original tires unless there is a clear defect, stating they have Acadia owners that didn't get much more than 20K.
Discussed tire brands that their Acadia customers are having better luck with. Was told it is all over the board, but many are satisfied with the Continental CrossContact ($70 more on 4 than the Fortera SilentArmor). Any one experienced with this tire?
Visited a tire center to inquire what they are expereincing with Acadia tires and they liked Michelin Latitude Tour or the Cooper TPS (70K milege warrenty and $60 less on 4 than the Fortera). Any one have experience with the Cooper TPS?
#93 of 93 Re: factory tires didn't even make 36k miles [shel5]
Nov 01, 2012 (7:47 pm)
I was on here several times and have responded, seems as though if you are #92 that you have read the previous replys??? If you got 36 k you did really good. I had a set of Michlin Latitudes that wore out with less than 30,000. Michlin said at the time there were not many made for 2008 in that size but now the Michlin LTX MS2 come with 70,000 mile rating. I do not beoeve that either, I now have over 40,000 on MS 2's and are good and still have tread. Several have recommended these. I still do. Check them out. Dave again.