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Ok, guys, my 10 Prius needs tires. The cheap Chinese tires are just driving me nuts (I bought the car used), so I am looking for input. I want tires that are rated well for the usual, tread life, traction and temp, but ones that won't negatively impact mileage. I know all about LRR ratings, but customer reviews don't always reflect the best mileage for best ratings, so I wanted to ask a lot of people their experience directly. We Prius owners have unique needs!

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Ok, guys, my 10 Prius needs tires. The cheap Chinese tires are just driving me nuts (I bought the car used), so I am looking for input. I want tires that are rated well for the usual, tread life, traction and temp, but ones that won't negatively impact mileage. I know all about LRR ratings, but customer reviews don't always reflect the best mileage for best ratings, so I wanted to ask a lot of people their experience directly. We Prius owners have unique needs!

Thanks in advance!
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I'm having good luck on my 2009 Priuses with Falken-branded Sincera SN250A/S tires purchased on the internet from Walmart.com. They have very high UTQG rating. Occasionally these tires will go on sale on walmart.com for <$60 each with free shipping to a Wal-Mart store.

A Wal-Mart garage will install a tire purchased from WalMart.com for $12 each not including any replacement warranty. The cashier in the garage will try to assess an additional $10 per tire surcharge as a "customer carry-in tire" fee but this is incorrect and you should object to it.

BTW, Indianapolis has terrible potholes in the spring. I've noticed better tire pothole immunity by using 195-65R15 sized tires instead of the 185-65R15 tires that came on the vehicle from the factory. These slightly bigger tires do not rub the fender liners. I have not noticed any odometer error resulting from using 195-sized tires
 
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