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Currently I have some Sumotomos that were on the car when I bought it and it is time for replacement. The dealer is recommending Bridgestone Assurance Fuelmax p/n 738340571 and I am inclined to go that route because the car was originally equipped with them. But, many people here like the Continentals and they seem to have higher ratings according to tirerack.com so I'm torn. Michelin did not have anything that stood out to me.

I am mainly after good traction, tread-wear and economy. Noise really isnt an issue because I am always listening to a podcast or music. That is unless the eco tires howl like mud tires. One concern Ive noticed is that the Bridgestones have thinner sidewalls. Also, according to the previous owner, the factory tires only lasted ~25k miles so that makes me worry a little about putting the fuelmax tires on. (his lease was nearing end so he put the cheapest tires on it he could find) My everyday driving pattern is mostly 45-55 mph, 25 miles per day with minimal stop and go. I do not take many trips with my Volt. During the summer, I got 3.8 to 4 miles per kwh. I would like to maintain this economy.

So again, I am torn on what tires to use. I think I narrowed it down to the Bridgestone Assurence Fuelmax and the Continental Truecontacts. What do you guys think? If you have a better suggestion, I am open to ideas.
 

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I went with Goodyear Fuel Max Assurance for my 2014 Volt but got a variant with p/n 738548571 available at Discount Tire and at Goodyear dealers. This variant has slightly thicker tread which might give a bit more puncture resistance. My range with these tires has been as good as with the OEM tires and I always thought the traction was good.
 

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I went with "Continental control contact tour a/s plus" They are not a low rolling resistance tire, but I find (after about 4-5 weeks of break-in) that I can get to about 90% of the range that I could get on the worn out OEM tires. The traction is worlds better. They are much quieter and handle much better than the OEM's ever did. They are only at Discount Tire as far as I can tell. I run them at about 41 psi. I've always had good luck with Continental Tires. I can't comment on cold weather performance, as I have Blizzaks for the winter, but the spring, summer, and now fall performance has been great. I briefly considered returning them because the economy was so bad for the first couple weeks, but I'm glad I didn't.
 

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Currently I have some Sumotomos that were on the car when I bought it and it is time for replacement. The dealer is recommending Bridgestone Assurance Fuelmax p/n 738340571 and I am inclined to go that route because the car was originally equipped with them. But, many people here like the Continentals and they seem to have higher ratings according to tirerack.com so I'm torn. Michelin did not have anything that stood out to me.

I am mainly after good traction, tread-wear and economy. Noise really isnt an issue because I am always listening to a podcast or music. That is unless the eco tires howl like mud tires. One concern Ive noticed is that the Bridgestones have thinner sidewalls. Also, according to the previous owner, the factory tires only lasted ~25k miles so that makes me worry a little about putting the fuelmax tires on. (his lease was nearing end so he put the cheapest tires on it he could find) My everyday driving pattern is mostly 45-55 mph, 25 miles per day with minimal stop and go. I do not take many trips with my Volt. During the summer, I got 3.8 to 4 miles per kwh. I would like to maintain this economy.

So again, I am torn on what tires to use. I think I narrowed it down to the Bridgestone Assurence Fuelmax and the Continental Truecontacts. What do you guys think? If you have a better suggestion, I am open to ideas.
I think you mean Goodyear, not Bridgestone, Assurance Fuelmax. As for suggestions, you might want to include Bridgestone EP422 Plus and Michelin Energy Saver on your short list. These are the mpg/AER champs and are far better than the OEM Goodyears.
 

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I just purchased a set of Sumitomo HTR a/s P02 for my 2015. Bought mainly on price. Bought 3 got one free at NTB sale. Noticed a slight decrease in range but the ride quality and traction is much better than the stock Fuel Max. Fuel Max lasted 38k miles with worn shoulders. I just recently purchased car and I run about 42 PSI to help these last a little longer.
 

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Not exactly the same thing, but, I replaced the noisy Bridgestones on my ELR with Conti Extreme Contact. Extremes are larger wheel size but otherwise similar to the Contis you are looking at. Very pleased with noise, ride, and handling vs OEM.
 

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Not exactly the same thing, but, I replaced the noisy Bridgestones on my ELR with Conti Extreme Contact. Extremes are larger wheel size but otherwise similar to the Contis you are looking at. Very pleased with noise, ride, and handling vs OEM.
What Bridgestones did you have on the ELR?
 

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Has any one done a noise level comparison on the leading tires for a Volt yet. Not usually a concern for an ICE car other than as an aside comment but more important for an EV.
 

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I got the TrueContacts, and I would definitely choose those over the OEM. They ride better, quieter, better traction, are wearing much more evenly, will last longer and I have had fewer punctures. Range was down 10% when new but eventually came back. They weren't very expensive, either. I am planning to get them again when needed, and for my other car, too.
 

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Has any one done a noise level comparison on the leading tires for a Volt yet. Not usually a concern for an ICE car other than as an aside comment but more important for an EV.
Not an objective one. The Goodyears seem to send a LOT of road impact noise into the car (from ruts and potholes, uneven cracks etc), and in comparison the Ecopias seem generally quieter but with a bit of a tread buzz in trade for less road impact.
 
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