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Subject: Re: Tires and Air Filter... Date: 10/15/2012 2:25 PM
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OEM tires or not, 10,000 miles on an SUV is indicative of a problem. Is this a SRV or a Pilot? My money is on a bad alignment. If the wheels aren't properly aligned, it will burn off tread while moving in a straight line.

Let me put it this way. I drive a sporty roadster, and I have the softest, highest performance tires money can buy. The average passenger tire on your SUV should be 3-5 times more durable than the rubber I have. I get 8-10k miles out of rear tires (remember, rear wheel drive sports car), and 20-25k miles out of my front tires. And I usually drive it like I stole it, if you know what I mean.


GM will do a free four-wheel alignment if you complain on their GMT900 platform vehicles (Tahoe, Suburban, Avalanche, Yukon, Silverado, Sierra, Escalade, etc.) within the first few months of ownership. The high suspensions require extra tightening (so it was explained to me) on the car carriers so the vehicles don't bounce. However that cranking them down can knock them out of factory alignment.

Your post jogged my memory and my 2001 Avalanche was pulling right hard right out of the box. There was a TSB out there (that was a GMT800 vehicle but GM was doing it on the GMT900 updates) to do a courtesy alignment.
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