I park my car sideways on a curb because the street is narrow. I had cheap Z rated $99 Kumhos before this without an issue, and Toyo Proxes 4 before that. The tire looked deflated with 33 PSI, within 6 hours, it dropped to 31 PSI. With the car PARKED, the sidewall looked like it was folding, similar to a flat tire. The new fuel saving technology in the sidewall translates to a "weak" sidewall. If I were to make an emergency turn or swerve, the tire would fold over itself during this maneuver and possibly flip the car. Since I bought it from an authorized retailer, they have a 30 day try and buy, I am returning these to Costco for Michelins. I owned other Bridgestones before and they were great... These Ecopias... not so much. I have lost confidence in bridgestone from this experience.
I have nearly 60,000 miles on these tires-original equipment. I'm confident I could get some 5,000 to 7,000 miles more out of them driving in my Southern California environment. I have maintained them well-rotated religiously every 5,000 miles but I have one gripe; they're not as quiet at highway speeds as I'd like them to be.
I drive primarily in very heavy traffic but I do bring them up to highway speeds as well as an occasional trip out of town and/or state and therein primarily lies the noise issue.
I am shopping for new tires and considering the Continental Pro contact Eco plus. Consumer reports rates them well but I'm looking for feedback on them
Avoid these tires! I purchased four new Pirelli P7 tires last month. They replaced the original Bridgestone tires. I tried to get Michelins, but they were backordered. The Pirelli’s were highly recommended by the sales person with a 700 UTQG Tread Wear Rating and the price was less than Michelin. A big factor in my purchase was the tires had to be Low Rolling Resistance (LRR) rated and the new Pirelli’s were listed as Eco-Impact LRR.
The first thing I noticed was the harsh ride. Even small bumps in the road jar the entire car. The next thing is the loud whining on concrete roadways. The noise is extreme. Then I made my first cross country trip and my average miles per gallon fell off by 10MPG. My car keeps a digital history of average miles per gallon, and the new Pirelli’s were 8-10 mpg worse in highway conditions (20%). I took a picture of this display and mailed it to Pirelli with a complaint letter. They said poor performance is not a warranty issue and sent me a copy of the Pirelli warranty booklet. I have since read many complaints of poor performance from the new Pirelli tires. This purchase was a $700 mistake!
This rating needs a menu pic for "safety", I would score a zero if it would let me.
Car came used with these tires installed (looked quite new at the time) in rear. Completed 20K miles on them and inner side walls (rubber came away) on both. Severe safety issue and was even more upset my regular tire store that did the rotations did not diagnose this issue which I detected from a weird whistling sound at low speed, paid Toyota a diagnostic fee to find the cause was the tire walls separating...OMG how can this tire not be recalled ? will not buy another Good year tire or use this tire store again.