Tire wear : 4/32 after 2 years, is it normal? - Volkswagen Atlas Forum
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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Tire wear : 4/32 after 2 years, is it normal?

I own an Atlas V6 since its launch in 2017. I used the original tire (continental cross contact LX Sport) during summer/spring/fall and a set of winter tires for the snow. My car has 50 000 km (about 31 000 miles) So the original tires may have something like 35 000 km of wear (about 22 00 miles). Still, they are worn out at 4 / 32, in less than 2 years.

Is this normal? I do not drive aggressively but I do a lot of dirt road.
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Is this normal? I do not drive aggressively but I do a lot of dirt road.

If you read the reviews on Tire Rack, you'll find that this tire doesn't wear well, and your mileage is not unusual.
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OE tires often don't last v. long - I'd say it's perfectly normal to not get long life out of the OE tires on just about any vehicle. Just get a new set of better tires and drive on. Usually OE tires don't come with a treadwear warranty and even if they did, so what? You get the same crappy tires back at a discount. Ours (Contis) are at ~17K and seem to be wearing evenly but likely will get replaced by 30K by the looks of them.
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I’ve got almost 37,000 miles on my 2018 Atlas and the tires are ready for replacement. I’m glad they lasted longer then yours, but I’m still not thrilled with mileage. I guess it’s not terrible, but I’ll be looking for a longer life tire soon.
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I think this is standard for car manufactures. My last 6 Toyotas have all needed tires at 30,000 miles (3 Camrys, 2 Sienna Vans, 1 Tacoma Truck) I just bought an 2019 Atlas and I love it so far =)
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Iíve got almost 37,000 miles on my 2018 Atlas and the tires are ready for replacement. Iím glad they lasted longer then yours, but Iím still not thrilled with mileage. I guess itís not terrible, but Iíll be looking for a longer life tire soon.
37K is very good (to me) for an OE tire. I've never had a tire go over 50K, ever and quite honestly, I don't want it too b/c at that point it will likely need replacing due to time anyway. 40K seems to be the sweet spot for me for tires.
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I think this is standard for car manufactures. My last 6 Toyotas have all needed tires at 30,000 miles (3 Camrys, 2 Sienna Vans, 1 Tacoma Truck) I just bought an 2019 Atlas and I love it so far =)
Just got rid of our Sienna. That thing chewed through tires. I maybe got 35k per set even with regular rotation.
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If you read the reviews on Tire Rack, you'll find that this tire doesn't wear well

My first highway run I noticed they make a lot of noise

I see a set of Michelin Defender LTX M/S in my very near future
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I see a set of Michelin Defender LTX M/S in my very near future

Thanks to Discount Tire who helped me out on this issue and provided a smoking deal
trading in the Continentals, I was not even a block from the store and noticed a HUGE
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Funny, the stock Contis are quiet on mine.
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