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GMC Acadia Tires and Wheels



  • gmcustsvcsarahgmcustsvcsarah Posts: 1,964
    Good afternoon ksacadiaguy,

    Have you found any sort of resolution since your last post? If we can look into anything for you, please send an email our way to with the following information: your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your preferred dealership.

    Kind regards,
    GM Customer Service
  • csalocsalo Posts: 2
    I'm in the process of shopping for tires for my Acadia.
    I have almost 60K on the original tires, Goodyear RSA 255-60-19.
    I've been quoted $851.00 to replace all 4 with the same tires.

    Is there are more quiet, easy riding tire I should be shopping for?
  • csalocsalo Posts: 2
    Ok, so Dave, you've got me talked into the Michelens but here is my question.
    I have 19" tires on my Acadia, dropping to the 18" will be ok? From what I see through these posts? Just want to make sure I understand this completely.
  • mtlwiz1mtlwiz1 Posts: 4
    how in the world can anyone put an 18'' tire on a 19'' rim?it would serve no purpose as far as ride goes. and as long as final outside diameter of tire goes it would need to be the same so as not to need to have system re-calibrated.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 70,442
    As you note, you can't put 18" tires on a 19" rim.... you'd need new rims, as well..

    But, with the same outside diameter, you'd be riding on 1/2" more sidewall with an 18" tire/rim.. That's significant, and could improve your ride..


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  • davetylerdavetyler Posts: 13
    Cher, I would not change rim size but explor what tires are available in the 19inch if that is what you have. Just trying to share experience, have had Michelin Latitude on Acadia that were no good, the Ltx have been great aslo put some on 2011 Ford F150. Good luck. Dave Tyler

    Iam normally cheap but with tires, I go the other way, I want the best. Wife drives Acadia most the time.
  • orr4orr4 Posts: 4
    Dave,, just curious what your issue(s) were with the Latitude. I had 2 put on my Acadia after a blowout far from home. They were my only option at the shop for a 19 " tire. So I have them on the front with a pair of original worn Goodyear RS-A on the rear... So I need to figure out what my next move is as I planned to put Latitudes on the rear as well but now am rethinking it..Many thanks.
  • davetylerdavetyler Posts: 13
    My 2008 had about 13,000 with original Goodyears, had nail almost on sidewall and Discount Tire would not fix it, and guy made the comment that "you will need tires soon anyway", I asked what tires they had to replace them, The Michelin Latitude was one in that size, so I put a set of four on at 14,000. They wore quick, mostly highway, I took in to get rotated and the guy said, you need new tires, and I could not believe it because only had 25,000 on the Latitudes. I have about 4-5 sets of Michelins on the ground at all time. We called Michelin hotline and I ended up getting a 35% discount on the new LTX MS 2. The tire(Michelin) guy, said"Mr. Tyler, to be honest, you did get the mileage estimated for that tire, when that tire came out there weren't many made in that size, we now have the new MS2 which is better for miles, I think they estimate 70,000. My Goodyears were not the Goodyear RA but the other that starts with F? Check the tire experts, they change too, now say that your better tires should be on the rear? I am old and old school, my Acadia is at Discount Tire as I type this getting rotated and balanced with 80,000 plus on Acadia and about 40,000 on Michelins. Hope I answered your question. Regards, Dave

    Have to be honest, on first set of Goodyears, I plugged the sidewall, and then had patched from inside and gave to a guy who put on Ford F150 and he got many more miles on them before trading vehicles.
  • tamrajeftamrajef Posts: 2
    Yes, I have experienced this with the front left tires since getting my 2009 Acadia. It doesn't go flat, it just "deflats" to 28-27 and I'm having to refill every few weeks. Tire has been check several times, but they can't find anything.
  • tamrajeftamrajef Posts: 2
    edited July 2012

    I know there are a lot of messages on here about brands of tires/types, but has anyone recently purchased tires that they are happy with? Too many messages to go through and kinda of confusing because there are so many.

    There are a few that mention Michelins and Hancook.

    I'm considering purchasing the Bridgestone Alenza (65,000 mile warranty). When I asked I asked Costco, American Tire and Discount Tire, they all recommended the Bridgestone over the Michelins.

    I have a 2009 GMC Acadia, have 48,000 miles on original GY tires and it's time to replace tires ASAP.

    Thanks for the advice.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    edited July 2012
    Michelin LTX M/S2


    Ranked no. ! in its category


    You can compare here and note that the top 3 of 5 tires are from Michelin


    Course YMMV!
  • I am in deperate need of 4 new tires for my 2008 Acadia. I am scheduled to get 4 on Fri. Cooper CS4 Touring. I called several places and they all said good things about this tire. I read a review on the tire thru SEARS, that said they caused "cupping", especially on an Acadia or an Outlook. I now have some concerns, any thoughts......
  • I have a 2008 Acadia, that needs an updated disk for the GPS(Navigation). Does the dealer have them. Can I get them eslewhere? What is the cost? I must be honest I have not looked into it yet.
  • Good Call. I have been looking at the Michelin's but but couldn't find a tire in the 255/65/R18. I know you said you used the 265/60/R18. Did you have them installed on the same rim?
    I was told that the Latitude Tour in that size was due out in January. Right now they only have the X-Ice snow tire. The LTX MS2 tires have also got good reviews.
    I have a 2007 that I bought with 25k on it. Its got 60k now and I'm on my second set of Good Year's. The tires are a nail magnet and driving me crazy.......
  • I had the original Good Year tires and then at about 50,000 miles i went to the Cooper Touring and they were horrible, terribly bad road noise and vibrating no matter what i did and it started when they had about 10,000 mi. I now need to get a new set and i am debating going back to the Good Year or a Bridgestone..... any thoughts? I am most concerned about the quiet and smooth ride. thanks for any input
  • just wanted to know what you ended up with and if you are happy with them. I am also considering the Bridgestone
  • bzerbzer Posts: 14
    Michelin's were the best choice for me and I was putting over 40K a year on my Acadia before trading it 5 months ago. They weren't the same size but on fuel and noise they were worth the money......good luck.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    Go to this link:

    Tire Survey for light truck and SUV

    You can see which tires provide what you are looking for.
  • I have a 2008 Acadia it came with 255 65 R18 tires. I seem to go through them fairly quickly. I was wondering what all sizes would fit on the car without rubbing or anything else. I would like to broaden my options on what I can find. Please let me know.
  • How interesting. I have a 2008 Acadia as well. I am upset to learn today that I have 26000 miles on my car and they said I already need new tires. They are GOODYEAR. I thought your supposed to get 50-60000 miles on tires.??? Why would this be a problem??? I am making a complaint to GMC AND GOODYEAR. I dont think I should have to buy new tires this dang fast. I dont put a whole lot of miles on my car. My hubby has a 2008 Sierra pickup and has 56000 on his tires. What is up with these tires. Terri
  • Good morning taribare3,

    Once a vehicle is outside of the Bumper to Bumper warranty period, any other coverage would fall to the tire manufacturer. If you had wanted for us to look into this from our end, however, we can be reached at (include the last 8 digits of your VIN and your contact information).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • capriracercapriracer Somewhere in the USPosts: 859
    Just an FYI,

    OE tires - the ones that come from the factory on your truck - do NOT have a mileage warranty. 2 reasons for that.

    1) The car factory doesn't buy the mileage warranty. (It also doesn't buy any road hazard warranty either). The car factory only buys the bare bones warranty from the tire manufacturer, which only covers the structural integrity of the tire - not how many miles you get from them.

    2) The tires are designed by the vehicle manufacturer - that is, the vehicle manufacturer has specs that have to be met - and among those specs is a requirement for rolling resistance. Improved rolling resistance is done by sacrificing treadwear and/or traction (especially wet traction). That's why so many OE tires have wear and traction complaints. A common complaint about replacement tires is that there is a fuel economy hit when they are applied. Unfortunate, but it is the way this works.
  • Hi, I bought a GMC Acadia in Nov 2011 and have put 32k miles on it so far. I took the car to 2 tire shops today because I thought the tread was looking a little low and wanted to know if I should replace them. I have to drive over a pass this next week and am worried about ice, snow, etc. Both tire stores pointed to the wear bars, which were just slightly below the tread, so they said I have very little tread left. Aren't these tires supposed to last at least to 50K miles, or at least better than 32K miles? I am not hard on this car, just drive it mostly around town to pick up and drop off kids. Is there anything I can do either before or after I buy new tires? I really don't want to wait to go through some sort of warranty process before I can replace them, so I'm hoping I can just buy new tires and then address this with GM after?
  • capriracercapriracer Somewhere in the USPosts: 859
    First, there is no treadwear warranty on OE tires - the ones that came from the factory. Plus, technically, you haven't worn them out - the tread bars are still not exposed. But your GM dealer MIGHT be willing to negotiate something.

    Second, another few thousand miles and you'll be outside GM's 36K warranty period, so don't wait. Go to your GM dealer and see what they say.

    DO NOT get new tires and THEN go to the GM dealer to work out an arrangement. Make the arrangement BEFORE - and make sure the GM dealer is completely in the loop.
  • First of all I will tell you in what steps this went. I took my car in for its usual oil change and rotation of tires at my gm dealer. I told the tech there that I noticed my tires looked really low on tread and pointed out that i only had 25000 miles on the car. He took it in for the service and did an inspection and came out with a estimate of $1200.00 for a new set. He said they were wore very even, and had 5/32 and some 6/32 of tread left. I left there depressed and thought this is just not right. So I got a Goodyear tire corporate email address and sent them an email and asked what I could do about this. 2 days later they emailed me back and said to give them a call with a file # they had opened on me. I did that and the man said to go to one of their Goodyear dealers and have the tires inspected. He called the closest one to my house and set up an appt for me. I told him i could be there in an hour. They inspected my tires and phoned this man with the results. He then told Goodyear to give me a discount on ea. tire. So they are $283.00 ea. but on sale for $218.00. The Goodyear manager did some figureing on her calc and said total for EVERYTHING will be $440.50. I said set me up with an appt. Then she proceeded to tell me i must have caught them on a good day, as they dont usually do anything unless they are at least 4-5/32 all around. So needless to say I was in there the next day getting all 4 replaced. The name of the tire is a Fortera p265x18. I was pleased. And these tires have a 60000.00 mile warranty. Good Luck! GMC said as long as my car was out of warranty they couldnt do anything and they said to contact Goodyear themselves. They want you to be satisfied. Sincerely, Terri
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    Is this a 2011 Acadia, momofmen?

    There is a pro-rata coverage table that I have here that breaks down coverage if it is a 2011 vehicle. If we can check into this further with you, please contact us at (include your name and contact information, a summary of the situation, the last 8 of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your preferred dealership).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • shel5shel5 Posts: 1
    2009 Acadia with 39K. Took vehicle to dealer this week for service and complained about original GY Forera tire wear with snow season coming. Also noticably more road noise. Wear bars will appear probably before 45K. Since I rotate my tires every oil change and adjust the air pressure as the Onstar monthly diagnostic reflects I am not happy. As previous comments in this forum dealer cannot do anything about original tires unless there is a clear defect, stating they have Acadia owners that didn't get much more than 20K.

    Discussed tire brands that their Acadia customers are having better luck with. Was told it is all over the board, but many are satisfied with the Continental CrossContact ($70 more on 4 than the Fortera SilentArmor). Any one experienced with this tire?

    Visited a tire center to inquire what they are expereincing with Acadia tires and they liked Michelin Latitude Tour or the Cooper TPS (70K milege warrenty and $60 less on 4 than the Fortera). Any one have experience with the Cooper TPS?

  • I was on here several times and have responded, seems as though if you are #92 that you have read the previous replys??? If you got 36 k you did really good. I had a set of Michlin Latitudes that wore out with less than 30,000. Michlin said at the time there were not many made for 2008 in that size but now the Michlin LTX MS2 come with 70,000 mile rating. I do not beoeve that either, I now have over 40,000 on MS 2's and are good and still have tread. Several have recommended these. I still do. Check them out. Dave again.
  • bdr7bdr7 Posts: 1
    I have a 2008 GMC Acadia and it has a history of wearing out tires quickly. They also tend to wear out on the inside of the tread, and i was told by a dealer that 1) the wheels on the rear tend to bend in slightly (to give better traction i think) but that can cause uneven wearing, and 2) for Acadias, they never really need - or could even really get - a wheel alignment because of they way they are constructed. Is this all true?
    I am again experiencing uneven wear (after careful tire rotation every 5-6k miles, and balance checks). My tires also seem to come unbalanced easily and cause a rough ride. Have others had to get tire balances often?
  • I have had posts under tires but not sure if you read them? I too have a 2008 Acadia, the Goodyears were not too good, changed at 13,000 mainly because had one tire that could not be fixed and guy tried to tell me the others were not good so I ordered a set of Michelin Latatude whatever and they were worse and lasted 25,000 and in the end the Michelin guy said that 25, 000 was the life of those but gave me credit on new set of Michelin MS2. I have over 50,000 + on these and soon a new set. I am a cheap, thrifty, frugil, person, but on some things, you get what you pay for, tires being one of them. Also tires at 70 mph, I want a good one. Never align problem and close to 100,000. Be sure to do your recalls on the 2008. A few there. Good luck.
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