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Yet Another Tire Rant

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Pulling into my yard last night I got another Low Tire Pressure warning. I bought my 2013 Volt just over 1 month ago and this is the second puncture.

I attempted to plug the current hole, but no luck. There is a tear about 1/2 inch long right in the thin spot between the treads. The rasp from the plug kit went through it like it was tissue paper.

So now I'm waiting for AAA to haul Victor off to a local tire shop to be fitted with four brand-spankin'-new Bridgestone Ecopia 422 Plus at the OEM size.

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I don't buy the "prone to punctures" idea. Put a nail in any tire and you're going to end up with a flat. I had one recently after nearly six years. Just your basic trip downtown where every other street has construction going on. Sidewall failures are a different issue.

That said, after the puncture I replaced the OEMs with Michelins for the performance and handling, especially in wet weather. Much quieter and nicer ride. And yes, less range.
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