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Hello According to the manual there is a tire tread warranty that is pro rated by a chart per mileage used. Has this ever been honored by your dealer?

At 19000 miles I only have about a bit less then 1/8 of tread on front tires. Rear still have a good decent amount of life. IF you do not rotate tires at 7000 miles they will not give you a one pro rated dime. So I will have to get at least two new ones. Even with not rotating they should not have alot more tread IMHO. I admit I am a bit rough on the turns.

I have to go in and buy, cause I have a staple in the rear good tire and the two holes are too close for me to feel secure about plugging myself. Which i have done in the past.

But no dealer will put a good used tire on the rim. I have a good assurance tire left over from the first volt. maybe the used tire place will make a deal.
 

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Ideally, they'll last longer if your rotate every 5k, Criss-crossing back to front, fronts stay on same side. Alignment and balance at 15k. Michelin Primacy VXV4's make great replacements....
 

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I've used bestusedtires.com for spares. I did pickup a spare OEM wheel used as well, so I've always got one mounted and ready to swap. Cheap floor jack 3/4" 6 point socket, breaker bar, about all you need. I too am running Michelin Primacy MXV4's great tire.
 

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Tire warranty is a gimmick, in all my years I've never had tread fail, always the sidewalls.

Sidewalks are never covered
 

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Hello and tks for the response. Should have would have could have. I know I should have rotated but did not. I am historically tuff on tread. I also had low miles with the blue 2013 Volt and rotated tires at 7000. I only got about 25K miles (I think) The dealer used another OUT to not give any warranty credit. I think he said the tires need alignement so warranty was Void. Which they should have caught and done when they did the rotation at 7000 miles. Oh well i think it is a gimmick.

In any case. found the assurance tires for 322 (for two) at loacl shop, dealer wanted 405$. Another posts says the Michelins take a 3-5 mile hit on EV miles. ??? Looking for best EV miles over a smooth ride.
 

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Ideally, they'll last longer if your rotate every 5k, Criss-crossing back to front, fronts stay on same side. Alignment and balance at 15k. Michelin Primacy VXV4's make great replacements....
Michelins take a 3-5 mile hit on EV miles. ???
 

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I don't think I've seen anyone post about a LRR tire that get as as good mileage as the factory Assurance. Some may be quieter, or have more grip, etc., but not equal mileage. But maybe someone has data on other tires that says otherwise.
 

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Hello Apparently, If you do not use the full tread (like me) and can prove you rotated your tires (not me) you can call Goodyear and get a claim number before going to a authorized Goodyear dealer. They will recomemend one in your area. Then they inspect it and you may need to leave it there. Then you pick it up or come back later after Goodyear has reviewed the distributors report. THEN the warranty may get prorated and honored. Sounded like too much trouble for me. I will bet there is a much better chance of getting the warranty honored from a Goodyear retailer then the dealer. IF you want to make two trips and leave your car just for some unknown amount of credit. IT did not used to be like this.
OR you can watch your driving stlye (like most here seem to do) and not speed on the turns, which really burns the treads on the front tires.
 

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I think the real problem is 38 psi is too low for the stock tires and the weight of the volt.. I need to run 48psi to get even wear. the shoulders wear very quickly not from my driving style ( I basically drive a 13 mile straight line to work and back ) but from low tire pressure.

The TPMS is pretty close to being right on the money compared to the gauge on my air compressor.

The stock goodyears are also made out of butter or screw magnets or something, every single one of my tires has at least 3 patch/plugs.
 
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