My car is approaching 88,000 miles and I knew it was time to have my tires rotated at a minimum. My local tire mechanic unfortunately gave me the bad news that I need 4 new tires. He said the tires were close to bald on the inside, but safe enough to drive for another week or two.
My car has had gone through a lot of tires. This set will be the 5th set of tires along with two tires that were replaced because they had dangerous leaks, and two simpler nail repairs.
At 65,000 miles, I decided to change the 21” rims for 19” rims at a net cost of $985. The price was so reasonable because Tesla gave me a 50% goodwill discount. The car had been earlier plagued by horrific toe issues. I still get more inside wear on the tires, but the wear is not anywhere as near as severe as in years past. The good news is I have no curb rash on my 19″ rims, and the alignment has remained steady.
When I had 21” wheels, the four tire sets averaged 16,400 miles each. This new set of tires with the 19” wheels has lasted me 23,000 miles. I was hoping for more mileage, and I still cannot fathom that other owners can have tires that last 50,000 miles!
I don’t drive particularly aggressively, or maybe I do and am unaware that others accelerate very gently??? The only thing that is perhaps unusual is the slope of the streets in the neighborhood is quite severe and very difficult to ride a bike up. I have a close neighbor who just got a Model 3, so I’ll watch with keen interest when he needs new tires.
What is the most long lasting tire for the 19” rims? The Michelin Pilot Sport 3 ($218)? Michelin Primacy MXM4 with a 45,000 mile warranty ($218)? Yokohama Avid Ascend GT ($196)? Goodyear Eagle RS-A2 ($140)?
Any advice is very appreciated!