April 25, 2017
Wendy looked at her Beetle and noticed the tires had chunks of rubber missing. I check the blog, those tires were over eight years old. (still lots of tread, but rotting away.)
Since we don't do excess miles, I told Wendy we should get stickier tires with less mileage. The old tires were rated for 60K miles, the new can only go 45K miles.
She got Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ 205//55R16 91V BSW tires -- " The Pilot® Sport A/S 3 is Michelin’s ultimate Ultra High Performance All-Season tire combining summer levels of wet and dry grip with cold weather and light snow mobility. "
The KIA has S-speed rating -- 112mph. The little Fortwo has T-speed -- 118 mph.
The Beetle is now wearing a V-speed rating -- Wendy's tires can do 149 mph.
Bottom line -- we didn't need the mileage, and the ultra high performance means she has a bigger safety edge.