efusco: What pressures did you maintain on your tires up till now?efusco said:Tread was more worn on the outer edges than the center.
Yup, if you listen to the nay-sayers about higher tire pressure that's what you'd expect. I can assure you I was obsessive about maintaining my tires at 42/40 the entire 29k miles.Seaside Harry said:efusco: What pressures did you maintain on your tires up till now?efusco said:Tread was more worn on the outer edges than the center.
If 42/40 was really too high, I'd expect the OEM tires to go bald in the middle of the tread pattern first. Unless you've been really slack in maintaining your tires (and you're a Prius owner, so that can't be possible!), this must mean that Toyota is really recommending pressures that are way too low. Is this typical of the wear pattern others are seeing as their original tires reach the end of their useful tread life?
I just returned from the first 5,000 mile service at the dealer on my 05.DanMan32 said:I have 33K miles on my car, original tires except for one at 10K miles or so, plenty of tread. I rotated at most of my 5K oil change intervals.
Down here, all service intervals include tire rotation and inspecting brakes.