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Old 07-22-2015, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the most efficient tire?

Hey Guys,

My trusty little C-Max has 90,000 miles on it (original tires) . I will be relacing them at 100,000 miles (that should be about 4 months from now). What have you guys found to be the most efficient tire?

BTW, my lifetime MPG (including the cold northern winters) is a flat 50.0mpg carrying 300 pounds of equipment for work. I love this car!

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Old 07-22-2015, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you got that many miles out of the OE tires, with that mpg, why change now? At 50 cents a mile your mileage write off is huge.

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Old 07-23-2015, 06:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, with that kind of tire mileage, you should probably go with what came OE on the vehicle. Those will most likely be the best tires for fuel economy you can get in your size.
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Old 07-24-2015, 02:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I didn't know tires could last that long
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I didn't know tires could last that long
Most tire wear occurs in the cornering mode. If you have a long commute where you spend a lot of time driving straight ahead, then you can get tons and tons of miles before the tires wear out. Live in the city and not so much! The range can be as extreme as 10K to 100K for the same tire - mostly controlled by the turns made.
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Most tire wear occurs in the cornering mode. If you have a long commute where you spend a lot of time driving straight ahead, then you can get tons and tons of miles before the tires wear out. Live in the city and not so much! The range can be as extreme as 10K to 100K for the same tire - mostly controlled by the turns made.
That explains exactly why tire manufacturers' mileage warranties are for HIGHWAY miles ONLY. Turns (especially with fun lateral G-forces) are detrimental to tire life.
Most 18-wheelers get over 100k out of their tires.

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