Changing Tires On Rx 400H
Posted 07 April 2011 - 12:02 PM
I am getting ready to change tires on my RX 400h
Question is -
How difficult it is for a regular Joe to change tires and bluetooth sync each tire/wheel to the on-board computer.
do I need "expert" (so called) help from a lexus dealer OR a regular mechanic / local mom-n-pop shop can do it easily.
is that documented anywhere?
2008 RX 400h
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 01:50 PM
You don't need to do anything special when rotating the tires.
There is a TPMS reset button under the dash to re-learn the baseline tire pressure if you change it. That way it will continue to alert you when any tire gets 25% below the baseline pressure.
Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:46 AM
Posted 12 April 2011 - 05:17 AM
My sense is that the AWD and regenerative braking may shorten tire life a bit.
How so? Regenerative braking actually has a positive effect on brake pad life (the friction brakes are used much less), and I can't imagine how it could cause tire wear. I also cannot see how electric motor power to the rear tires in certain situations would have an adverse effect on tire wear.
The worst thing I can think of for reducing tire life (for the RX400h) is being out of alignment or having low tire pressure.
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