Allow me to open the can of worms known as tires.
I live in the DC area and need to replace my OEM Bridgestones--on 18" wheels/RX 450h--soon.
I'm looking for a longer-lasting, comfortable riding tire that is all season and will have a tread wear warranty of at least 60K. Good wet weather braking would be a plus. I don't need tires rated over 120 mph--I doubt that this vehicle could go that fast. I won't be carrying heavy loads or towing a trailer. The less money they cost, the better, though I realize I'll have to spend over $100 per tire.
Suggestions would be appreciated. Currently there are too many out there to even begin to contemplate, and I don't keep up w/ tires these days, anyway.
So I shopped for tires (P235/55R19) over the weekend and received conflicting information from various tire shops. I prefer to stick with Michelins but am not opposed to other recommendations. However, the information I received over the weekend was specifically related to Michelins. I used to have a 2001 RX300 Silversport and had about 4 sets of Michelin Defender LTX M/S tires over the life of the vehicle while in my possession. Those tires were great for treadwear. So, should I stick with the Defender LTX MS for the 2015 RX350 or should I go with a different Michelin or a different tire all together? The other Michelin choices are the Premier LTX, Latitude Tour HP, and Primacy MXM4. Thank you for your help & recommendations.
Is 235 55 R17 tire ok for Lexus ES350 2010 ? Standard tire is 215 55 R17. Also which brand is better and which store is best ?
I am mostly in Houston TX so high temperature and rain ..mostly city highways ...
I am a new member living in Alabama with a 2008 ES350 that has 57,150 miles. I purchased a set of expensive Michelin Defender's just a 3 years ago and only got 10,000 miles out of them. I am again in the market for tires an am in need of your help. My Lexus is in great shape. It only requires gas and oil changes. There are no problems and it is well cared for. It has never been in an accident and I'm not wearing out the brakes so there is no reason for the excessive wear on the tires other than they did not live up to the 90,000 mile promise. Can you recommend the best tire for my Lexus?