2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Back on the Road With Two New Tires
May 28, 2015
A severe gash in the tire of our 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI was beyond repair. One new Bridgestone Potenza S001 was a given. With more than 10,000 miles on the opposite tire we decided to replace it, too. It wasn't as easy as we anticipated.
We had no reason to believe these tires were hard to locate until we picked up the phone. Both our local Volkswagen dealership and Stokes Tire Pros, our local tire shop, gave us the same story: The tires weren't available for 24 hours.
So we parked the GTI overnight and bought a pair of P225/40R18s from Alberto at Stokes for a price slightly below the dealer's quote. Our car was up on a lift and back in our hands in no time. We held on to the worn tire as a spare should anything similar to come up in the future.
Total Cost: $616.90 (installed)
Days out of Service: 1
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager