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Not true about poor tires. Had less expensive Dunlop SPs for OE tires on my Dodge Caliber. Driven past 53,000 miles, 3 of the tires still had about 10,000 miles left on them. Handled OK. Braking in the snow was excellent. The Dunlops gave about 8% better mpg, than a nicer & larger set of tires I later put on the Caliber. Outside of being noisy, the Dunlops were a pleasure to have.Report it
If you talk to a tire dealer that will be honest with you, they will admit that the first set of OEM tires are generally, crap. They may be a well known brand and look the same as ones from the local tire store, but, they aren't. They are generally made with a softer rubber that wears out much faster than the next set of tires of the same brand. Common problem with all new vehicles. My first set of OEM tires on our Versa were also done in 20,000 miles. Did some snooping around the web' and found all new owners of that little car had the same beef. The OEM's on our new Honda Odyssey, same thing, worn down to 4/32 in less than 22,000 miles of highway driving. Brakes, on the other hand, are still original after 65,000 to 70,000 miles on both vehicles. (Urban driving kills brakes and rotors faster than a beaver chewing through a Poplar tree)Report it
Brake and tire wear is never covered by anyone...They are right..Report it
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