Need Prius tire in Vancouver

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

  1. fotomickey

    fotomickey New Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Canada BC
    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 :)