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Post by ID.3 2021 » Mon May 02, 2022 2:46 pm

Hi, We have only done 4345 in our ID.3. and have just been told our rear tyres are down to 3mm (front are 4mm). When we change them I am thinking I should try something different. They currently have the Bridgestone on (215/55R18 95T) from when we bought the car. Any recommendations on alternative tyres to look at would be great. I live rurally with windy roads but they seem to have worn faster than tyres on any other car I have previously had. Does the ID.3 wear tyres quickly? Or is it the Bridgestone tyres? Do EVs need specialist tyres to conserve battery which makes them wear quicker? I saw a note that others had problems of them wearing when they were overinflated. I will check that. Thanks in advance!

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Post by MotMot » Mon May 02, 2022 5:33 pm

Many threads on this. Bridgestones generally considered not great - and come new with only 5.5mm of tread. Folk have had from 5-20k from a set.

Replacements up to you - I’m running cross climates on mine which are great - and all season tyres are not so good on clean roads in summer - but great on wet/mucky/cold/snowy roads etc…

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Post by OB1CCFC » Mon May 02, 2022 6:12 pm

Michelen Cross Climates have always been great for me. But I haven’t had them on my ID3 yet!
My Conti’s on 19inch rims had 3mm left on the rears after 12,000 miles…
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Post by monkeyhanger » Mon May 02, 2022 6:32 pm

As you live in a rural area, cross climates would be my recommendation. I'll be swapping out for Primacy 4, but it's all A roads where I live, well salted in the Winter. Bridgestones are 5.9mm from the factory. No need to ditch at 3mm heading into Summer, get rid at end of Oct or earlier if they reach 2mm then.
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Post by Southwellpeter » Tue May 03, 2022 6:20 pm

I've done 5000 miles and recently my garage said my Bridgestone tyres had gone down from 8mm to 4mm in that time. At that rate tyre wear is costing more per mile that the cost of electricity (Octopus Go at 5p per KW) monkeyhanger - is 5.9 mm correct? I'm a bit worried as I plan to go to France in June which is likely to be about 2000 miles so my tyres may not last the journey!
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Post by Utumno » Tue May 03, 2022 6:37 pm

Bridgestones don’t start at 8mm, they start at 5.5mm. You’ll be fine.
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Post by monkeyhanger » Tue May 03, 2022 7:01 pm

Southwellpeter wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 6:20 pm
I've done 5000 miles and recently my garage said my Bridgestone tyres had gone down from 8mm to 4mm in that time. At that rate tyre wear is costing more per mile that the cost of electricity (Octopus Go at 5p per KW) monkeyhanger - is 5.9 mm correct? I'm a bit worried as I plan to go to France in June which is likely to be about 2000 miles so my tyres may not last the journey!
Yes, 5.9mm starting point, meaning that your 4mm tyres have lost 1.9mm in doing 5000 miles, you've got another 5000 miles to get down to 2mm, so you'll be fine to do your 2000 mile French trip.
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Post by fatman » Tue May 03, 2022 7:45 pm

if new car bridgestone tyre tred is 5.9.now if i replace new same brand from local tyre fitter.will this still be 5.9 tred?
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Post by monkeyhanger » Tue May 03, 2022 8:07 pm

fatman wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 7:45 pm
if new car bridgestone tyre tred is 5.9.now if i replace new same brand from local tyre fitter.will this still be 5.9 tred?
Not sure on that one, whether retail Bridgestone tyres are the usual 7.4 - 8.0mm you expect on a new replacement tyre. Tobefair, you'd have to.be nuts to buy more Bridgestones. They are by far the worst top tier nanufacturer tyres - you be far better off with something from Michelin, Goodyear, Continental or Pirelli. They will come with a decent amount of tread and will be much better for noise, feel, traction and turn in grip, wet or dry.
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Post by fatman » Tue May 03, 2022 8:15 pm

as i am motability custmer not much choice
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Post by Utumno » Tue May 03, 2022 8:56 pm

fatman wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 8:15 pm
as i am motability custmer not much choice

Motability’s contract is with Kwik-Fit. Find a friendly Kwik-Fit fitter and ask for Michelins 😀
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Post by hungerdunger » Tue May 03, 2022 10:44 pm

While we're on the subject of tyre replacement, it looks as if I'll have to replace my rear Bridgestones before the winter, while the front ones are still in pretty good shape. Is it OK to replace just the rear ones (possibly with Michelins) or is it advisable to replace all four at one time?
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Post by monkeyhanger » Wed May 04, 2022 5:14 am

hungerdunger wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 10:44 pm
While we're on the subject of tyre replacement, it looks as if I'll have to replace my rear Bridgestones before the winter, while the front ones are still in pretty good shape. Is it OK to replace just the rear ones (possibly with Michelins) or is it advisable to replace all four at one time?
Depends on how mild the Winter will be. Given how poor Bridgestones are, I'd rather replace all 4 rather than have decent tyres on the back and 3/4 worn crap tyres on the front.
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Post by Big277wave » Wed May 04, 2022 2:58 pm

hungerdunger wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 10:44 pm
While we're on the subject of tyre replacement, it looks as if I'll have to replace my rear Bridgestones before the winter, while the front ones are still in pretty good shape. Is it OK to replace just the rear ones (possibly with Michelins) or is it advisable to replace all four at one time?
Provided there is plenty of depth on them or no damage / perishing you don't need to change them. Legally you can mix tyres on an axle provided you don't mix radials and cross ply tyres, but this is pretty much a non issue now as virtually all tyres are radials these days. It comes down to your preference.

Some people like to rotate their tyres front to back half way through their life so they all wear out about the same time. You can usually get a bit more discount for 4 new tyres so there's a marginal cost saving in this.
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Post by Southwellpeter » Thu May 05, 2022 11:26 am

thank you monkeyhanger, that's a relief
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Post by sidehaas » Sat May 07, 2022 7:54 pm

A data point to add on this topic and a question. I think everyone else on this thread has Bridgestones but our car came with Continentals. After 3500 miles all four tyres are between 5 and 6 mm (the rears closer to 5 and the fronts closer to 6), which is a bit less than I hoped - but I'm not sure what they started on. Any Continental drivers here who have measured the tread when near new?
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Post by Big277wave » Sat May 07, 2022 9:15 pm

My 1st Edition came with 19" self sealing Continentals. I think they came with 6.5mm of tread depth. At 14,200 miles the rears on mine still have 5mm of depth. The fronts have a little more. Compared to the Bridgestones they seem to be holding up well.
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Post by tomstring » Sun May 08, 2022 6:00 am

Does anybody know what tyres are fitted on current deliveries?

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Post by Black » Sun May 08, 2022 6:45 am

Bridgestones holding up fine on our ID3, have not got the tread gauge out yet but visually they look a couple of mm above the tread wear indicator after almost 6k miles.
For the ones that are wearing could it be a car fault or driving style? I recall seeing the early model S ate tyres due to an issue with the drive system.

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Post by monkeyhanger » Sun May 08, 2022 8:02 am

tomstring wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 6:00 am
Does anybody know what tyres are fitted on current deliveries?
I don't know anyone here or elsewhere that got anything other than Bridgestones IF they have 18" wheels (steel or East Derrys), 19" is pot luck, but it's more often Contis than Goodyear or Bridgestones (Bridgestones 19" are a rarity). 20"? Don't know anyone who ticked that option box, (for fear of a harsh ride, or the disproportionately high cost).

If you're on 18" wheels, I'd bet the house you'll be getting Bridgestones.
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