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Tire PSA and I need tire replacement advice

  • June 19, 2019 1:47 AM
    Reply # 7587100 on 7586721
    Anthony wrote:If the tire meets or exceeds oem spec why do they have to be the OEM tire as per Tesla?
    They meant it needs to meet the minimum OEM spec, the Load Rating, specifically. I couldn’t find another better tire that exceeds it for the 18” Aeros.  For the next set in 19,000 miles, I am open to suggestions. 
  • June 18, 2019 7:29 PM
    Reply # 7586721 on 7356992
    Anonymous
    If the tire meets or exceeds oem spec why do they have to be the OEM tire as per Tesla?
  • June 14, 2019 11:57 AM
    Reply # 7579668 on 7356992

    OK, so Tesla told me I needed to get tires with the same spec as the OEMs.  Went back to Ozzy's and he replaced the tires with the OEM Primacy All-Season TO model and only charged me for the difference in tire cost.

    I'm really impressed with these guys for doing the right thing.  You don't see that much these days.

  • June 05, 2019 1:30 PM
    Reply # 7557423 on 7356992

    So, I went to a local tire shop that is a Michelin Authorized dealer, Ozzy's Auto Clinic in Peekskill.  Michelin honored the treadwear warranty (first at 25%, but then a reconsideration request got it to 50%). Ozzy was great in helping to negotiate the treadwear coverage.

    I was able to apply the value to any new Michelin Tires.  Ozzy recommended I go with the Michelin Premier A/S 235/45R18 94V tires (I have the Aero wheels).

    Overall, I am very happy with the tires - it goes from 500 treadwear on the Primacys to 640 on the Premiers.  The ride actually seems smoother.  The handling seems a hair less sticky, not so much that I actually notice, though.

    Upon later evaluation, I see the tires have lower max PSI and lower max load than the Primacys. I did some research and found that max PSI is at cold, so even if I kept the tires at 42, they would be fine - I keep them 40/41 now.  I also calculated the load, even at 35 PSI, and it is still enough for the gross vehicle weight rating of the car.

    This approach saved me hundreds and seems to be a safe alternative.  The balance of handling, treadwear, and ride comfort feels like the sweet spot. If I stay with these tires over time, it could save me thousands if I get even 75% of the expected new treadwear (with better water channeling when close to bald).

  • May 23, 2019 12:52 PM
    Reply # 7370156 on 7356992

    Good info.  Thanks.  I just crossed 6000 miles, and am planning to rotate at about 7-7500.  I will keep a record, but I'm not optimistic the warranty will remain in force for the DIY mechanic.   But hey, you never know.

  • May 23, 2019 11:09 AM
    Reply # 7368452 on 7356992

    Apparently, the service record needs to be completed and signed.  Maybe you can self-certify?  From the warranty:

    HOW DO I GET A REPLACEMENT?
    Take your tire to any MICHELIN tire retailer. The retailer will require that you provide one or more the following:
    1. The vehicle on which the tire was used,
    2. Personal identification (e.g. Driver’s License),
    3. Your vehicle registration,
    4. Payment if you owe a pro rata share for the replacement,
    5. A completed Service Record form, and Original Owner/Tire Installation
    Information Form,
    6. Your original invoice and copy of this Owner’s Manual, and/or
    7. For treadwear replacement claims, documents showing that your tires
    have been rotated and inspected every 6,000-8,000 miles (10,000-
    12,000 km) or as specified by your vehicle manufacturer, whichever
    rotation period is less, and the attached Mounting and Rotation Service
    Record has been fully completed and signed.

    1 file
  • May 22, 2019 6:34 PM
    Reply # 7357249 on 7356992

    And if you do your own tire rotations?  


    I'm a DIY mechanic, and always have been, so the thought of taking my vehicle somewhere for a tire rotation is beyond my comprehension.   The nearest Tesla SC is well over an hour drive away.  There are some independent guys that mount my new tires (strictly cash for the best price), but not sure they could be bothered to do a rotation. 


    I'm also interested in your replacement choice.  These tires seem pretty good to me, but I've been happy with the Continental tires I've had in the past.

  • May 22, 2019 4:25 PM
    Message # 7356992

    I have a Model 3 LR DM with 18,500 miles and the original tires are down to 4/32.

    First is the PSA: To qualify for the Michelin Treadwear warranty, you need a dealer to certify you rotated and inspected the tires at least every 6,000-8,000 miles. Make sure you get it done and keep the receipts. Tesla has not been able to help with the warranty replacement request and I am hoping they can at least find my rotation receipts (no luck yet).

    Now, I need help deciding on replacement tires.  I am partial to Michelin. The stock Michelin MXM4 18" tires 235/45R18 are $280 each at tirerack.com and the CrossClimate+s are $208 each.

    Does anyone have experience with the Michelin CrossClimate+?  Are they much noisier than the MXM4s?  On paper, the CrossClimate+s look better in every way, including price.

    Would love to get thoughts from everyone.


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