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Old 11-02-2010, 03:08 PM
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I wnet to get a tire rotation and one of the fronts was bald on the inside. All four tires are down to 4/32. They say it will be $750 to $1,000 to replace the tires. Has this happened to anyone else, and did the dealership help in any way?
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Do you have 18's or 19's? I replaced my 19" Bridgestones at 15K but I drive pretty aggressive. I don't know how the 18's wear.
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I wnet to get a tire rotation and one of the fronts was bald on the inside. All four tires are down to 4/32. They say it will be $750 to $1,000 to replace the tires. Has this happened to anyone else, and did the dealership help in any way?
I don't think that you'll find any help at a dealer other than they'll sell you new tires. 20K miles on a GenCoupe is probably as good as you'll get, you apparently have an alignment issue which at 20K isn't going to be covered (12mth/12000miles). Some friendly advice if I may, alot of things factor in to tire wear, replace them, have an alignment check ($80 typically) and move on. The tire life on the car regardless of 18 or 19", Track or 2.0L is going to be pretty low. I know it sounds shocking and by your post you're upset about it I know, but a purchase like this car has added costs, most noticeably in tires. the nature of the car and the tires Hyundai puts on it are not high mileage nor intended to be. It's a niche market that people normally accept tire wear being a casualty. If you can replace the four tires for under a grand count yourself lucky because you're probably in the 1300 neighborhood but many factors there that take the price in both directions.

It might help to tell us how you drive the car, 2.0L, 3.8 Track, etc..,
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^^^ well stated & like Austin said, these high performance tires will usually not last much more that 20k miles. I've got about 10k on my rears & will be lucky to get another 2k out of them & my front will see about 15k before needing to be replaced. On a side note; if your tires are wearing more on the inside than on the outside, an alignment may be in order, esp if you are preparing to put a set of tires on there. Protect your tire investment like Austin said & do a 4 wheel alignment at the same time as the tire replacement. We charge $69.95 for a 4 wheel alignment at my dealership, so I'm sure you get it done for around that price elsewhere.
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My Goodyear Gemini shop with the 4 tire purchase checks the alignment free, $80 if needs adjusted.
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I have learned the hard way that you should always get any new car aligned just to be safe. There are just too many things that can happen in shipping etc. that can throw a car off and then you pay way more when new tires are needed quickly.
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I have learned the hard way that you should always get any new car aligned just to be safe. There are just too many things that can happen in shipping etc. that can throw a car off and then you pay way more when new tires are needed quickly.
This is sound advice. Maybe get 'em to throw it in the deal at purchase. I did not do this but I kinda know what to look for. I've been around the shop a couple times
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I bought a dealer demo and the factory tires were completly bald, no tread what soever and it was only 9500 KM!
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^^^ well stated & like Austin said, these high performance tires will usually not last much more that 20k miles. I've got about 10k on my rears & will be lucky to get another 2k out of them & my front will see about 15k before needing to be replaced. On a side note; if your tires are wearing more on the inside than on the outside, an alignment may be in order, esp if you are preparing to put a set of tires on there. Protect your tire investment like Austin said & do a 4 wheel alignment at the same time as the tire replacement. We charge $69.95 for a 4 wheel alignment at my dealership, so I'm sure you get it done for around that price elsewhere.
You said performance tire. These are just over priced tires, too hard for my liking. Anyways I have 22K miles on my car, I drive very aggressively. My tires show significant wear but they are not near being bald. They have a lot of stress cracks and get crappy traction. I plan on replacing them with some softer compound / cheaper tires probably gonna bump it up to 265s / 275s to get more tread on the ground.
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You said performance tire. These are just over priced tires, too hard for my liking. Anyways I have 22K miles on my car, I drive very aggressively. My tires show significant wear but they are not near being bald. They have a lot of stress cracks and get crappy traction. I plan on replacing them with some softer compound / cheaper tires probably gonna bump it up to 265s / 275s to get more tread on the ground.
I have to agree, our potenzas are extremely overpriced for the bang they give. They were pretty sticky while they were under 20k miles on them. Mine have 23k on them and are sitting in the garage waiting to be sold, but they still have plenty of tread on them. They are showing wear, but i'm not sure why some people are having to replace them so soon.
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