Need Prius tire in Vancouver

Discussion in 'Local Prius Club Main Forum' started by fotomickey, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. fotomickey

    fotomickey New Member

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    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    Such bad luck

    Last night I discover my Right-Rear Tire caught a nail near the sidewall (not repairble) after shopping @ Costco. It was indented in an odd angle.... almost sugggest its not accidential.

    I been search all morning for replacement tire (everyone include Toyota said back-ordered... some tire store says 5+ weeks or even no ETA)

    1) Is it such a special or new tire that not even Bridgestone nor Toyota stock them in Canada ?

    2) Where-else should I call for better chance to get the tire.

    3) If I mix brand replace both rear tires (using another brand for rear Axle) will that confuse the Vehicle Stability Control / ABS / Tire pressure sensor ? and what about the MPG effect ?.... any alternative brand or model recommendation ?

    4) With the gas price frustrations, I wonder if Prius now becoming vandalising target ...if it is true ... that may also explain why this tire on shortage

    Please give some advise :)
    Thanks
     
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