Help! Trying to find best source of new tires for 2013 Prius V

Discussion in 'Prius v Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Barry N. Schmidt, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. Barry N. Schmidt

    Barry N. Schmidt New Member

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    I'm a new member here and haven't been able to find a thread on tires, so this is the next best: start my own thread.

    I have a 2013 Prius V that uses 205/60/16 tires that now have about 46,000 miles on the treads. I am looking at these low-resistance choices after hours at the computer :

    Michelin Defendewr TH
    Micelin Premier A/S
    Michelin Energy Saver A/S
    Bridgestone Turanza ELEL400-2
    " ECOPLA EP422 Plus
    " Turanza Quiettrack
    " Turanza Serenity Plus
    Yokohama AVID ASCENT GT

    I would like to keep the price low, but not so low that noise, traction, handling and longevity issues would make me regret having bought the tires because I wanted to be too frugal.

    Also, I am a Costco member, but fear that they may not carry any of the above Michelin tires. Big O, and Discount Tires have local stores, but I have not checked there yet either.

    Any advice for or against the above tires listed would be appreciated.....or.....any bad experiences with the three stores would also be appreciated. I.e., if you needed a new set of tires, where would you shop and what tire would you look for?

    THANKS!

    Smitty
     
  2. rjparker

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    Costco has or can get the Michelins. I would recommend them.
     
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    We like the Continental Pure Contact LRRs on the v Five.
     
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    I purchased the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 plus tires for my 2012 Prius v at Discount Tire last year and couldn't be happier.

    The original Michelins cracked and rotted at the sidewalls.
     
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    I just replaced the tires on my 2013 prius v with Goodyear Comfort Tread Touring tires. The original tires were Michelins only got 42,000 out of them.
    The Goodyears were about $120 each.
    I received a $145 rebate back from Goodyear. If you get a Goodyear credit card they double their rebates and give 6 months to pay with no interest. Good deal. Plus they are a 70,000 mile tire.
    These tires are great, the ride has improved 100% and the mileage has not changed, road noise has almost vanished. I live in Rhode Island so we have every type of weather.
    Check them out...
    Jim Mc
     
  6. mikefocke

    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    Costco just has a free mounting and $75 rebate deal for Michelins. Just found this out 2 days after buying 4 at my Local tire shop.
     
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    Take your best price to Discount Tire. Should be able to match or beat it. I have a Sam's Club and Costco memberships. I still go to my local America's Tire, (same company just different name), here.
     
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    Michelin makes the X-Tour for warehouse clubs (Costco, Sams, BJ's) that are the same tire as the T+H Defender, just with a different name. I have those on my Prius (15" rims) and they have been great. I'm not sure they are available in the 16" size.

    Costco is doing the Michelin promo that Milefocke mentioned until Feb 16.
     
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