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I know there are a lot of complaints about the OEM Goodyear Assurance tires on G1 Volts having a lot of blowouts. I have had a few myself and have replaced 2 tires in my 2013 Volt but now it's time for a full set.

I read a lot of recommendations on here for LRR tires but are those more prone to blowouts than non-LRR tires? Or is it just that they have to be replaced more often due to low tread? I read on here that the light-weight of the OEMs could be the culprit behind the high frequency of blow-outs (thin walls?).

Are these run-flat and self-sealing tires anything special? The only run-flats for G1 Volt on TireRack are Bridgestone Driveguard, which appear to be prone to blowouts. (!) I believe the OEMs were self-sealing but I still had to go in to the repair shop for slow-leaks due to nails.

I would like to avoid a huge drop in AER (no more than 10%).

So does anyone have a recommendation on a long-lasting, durable tire that won't impact AER too much? Or are some of those aspects mutually-exclusive?
 

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I'm at 6+ years and 95k miles. Not a single sidewall blow-out.

Whacking curbs seems to be the dominant theme with those who experience sidewall blow-outs. Maybe I just don't hit curbs often enough? :)
 

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The OEM tires weren't prone to blowouts unless you regularly hit potholes and/or curbs hard. The Pirelli Centurato P7s are a good tire. However, if you don't want to lose any fuel efficiency your only real option is another set of the OEM FuelMax Assurance tires. To give them a smoother ride and some flexibility keep them below 45 PSI cold even though they're rated for 51 PSI cold.
 

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Just inflate the oem tires above 42psi and they won't blow.

I'm at 45k miles and still 3/4 of original tread, probably change out around 60,000 with more oems
 

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I'm at 6+ years and 95k miles. Not a single sidewall blow-out.

Whacking curbs seems to be the dominant theme with those who experience sidewall blow-outs. Maybe I just don't hit curbs often enough? :)
That or your state still takes care of the infrastructure...:rolleyes:
 

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That or your state still takes care of the infrastructure...:rolleyes:
Illinois? lol. I have noticed potholes from winter are just being filled now. BTW, these are my second set of OEM Goodyears. And I haven't had any flats on either set. I DO carefully inspect them with every 7500 mile rotation and have pulled some metal twice before it got too far in.
 

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Is there a difference between the tires from the dealer versus the Goodyear dealer? My local dealer is $150 more for set versus the Goodyear store.
 

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Haven't experienced any blowouts on my Bridgestone runflats yet...but then again never had any issues either with the original OEM Goodyears!;)
 

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Is there a difference between the tires from the dealer versus the Goodyear dealer? My local dealer is $150 more for set versus the Goodyear store.
If it's the same exact GY, the dealer I go to wants $114.65 each. #738340571
 

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I think the original tires will give you the best range. A lot of members reported a 10% drop when installing various alternatives - that usually got better over time. I think the original tires got some of their low rolling resistance from relatively thin, light, flexible sidewalls and also from a narrow tread width. I also think both of those made them more prone to sidewall failures.

I switched to Continental TrueContact tires, and am very happy with them.
 

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I had two of my OEM Goodyears develop sidewall cracking, a precursor to blowing out. Dealer changed them under b2b warranty. After that I increased pressure from 38 to 42 and got good life from the original two and the replacements.


I replaced all four tires with the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus tires about 20k miles ago. I like the tires. Same or slightly better range. Quieter than the Goodyears. Handling and rain/snow performance seem the same. I recommend them, and getting them from Costco if you're a member. Key thing is to get the EP422 Plus, not the standard EP422 which is a POS.
 
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