tires; 1994 corrolla

Old 10-29-08, 09:21 PM
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tires; 1994 corrolla

Am looking to put new rubber on this car. The present tires are really showing age and lack of thread. It is a Toyota Corrolla 1994, 1.6 lit 4FE engine. Have been looking at Good year, Dunlop, Cooper tires.
At present, the tires are cooper 175-65-R14's. Anyone have any input as to what are some decent tires to put on this rollerskate? At present it has 66K+ son not sure how long the gerbils will keep running here? This came from my father who is not around to answer questions as to whether these are original tires or what.
Any advice appreciated.
Old 10-29-08, 09:42 PM
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With regular maintenance it's still a baby. I would stick with name brands. The exact tire depends on where you live. A harder compound gives more miles but less traction in bad weather. For most of the country, all season radials are popular.
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I've had real good luck getting tires from Discount Tire, if they are in your area. I've bought 2 sets for my van, one for my Mazda, a set for my camper and wheels and tires from my classic Thunderbird there and all have been good experiences.

They usually have the best prices and know what will fit your car and what's the best value. Only on the Mazda did they steer me wrong and then they exchanged them at no charge.

At 66K, your Toyota is barely broken in. I'd expect with regular maintenance, you should be able to get another 100K easy, likely 150K from it. Check the owner's manual on when the timing belt is required, though. Many Japanese cars require timing belt changes to avoid major engine damage if they break. Older cars required them every 60K, newer ones are longer.

It's not an insignificant repair, should cost you $300-$400, but the car has a lot of life left so it's worth it. But if it fails wile driving, you could easily pay 4 times that to get it fixed.
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I usually use Viva II All Seasons from Goodyear. They're in the mid price/mileage and work very well in the Midwest = snow, ice and everything else you can think of. I run them on four different cars and get about 30,000 to 40,000 miles out of them.
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try and see if your firestone dealer has fuzion brand tires for your car they are inexpensive have good tread, good traction,and wear.

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