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sorry if repeated question but i was getting my every 6k oil change and rotation and was told i already need new tires. They said that because the Ascent is a heavier car that this isnt that unusual. That seems absurd to me. Have others had this problem?
 

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Ours was starting to be noticeably worn by 24k. The beginning of the year, we didn’t think we would pass inspection by November so we replaced them when we found a good deal. I think the consensus is that the stock tires have terrible longevity. At least for the tires that come on the limited.
 

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They are low treadwear tires (as stamped right on the side), but, 18,000 miles is a little low, unless your alignment is off (IF it's off, you get one free alignment), and/or you've skipped rotating every 6,000 miles.
 

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I replaced my tires at 18K. They were down to 4/32 heading into winter (I am north of Boston) so I decided to replace them at that point. I probably could have gotten a few thousand more miles out of them but I didn't want to take the chance of having poor traction when you need it the most.
 
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sorry if repeated question but i was getting my every 6k oil change and rotation and was told i already need new tires. They said that because the Ascent is a heavier car that this isnt that unusual. That seems absurd to me. Have others had this problem?
There are many threads in these forums about the tires, and yes a majority of people have to replace them early (mine failed the state safety inspection around 22K). Just don't let the dealership sell you the same stock Falkens that came with the car! There are many recommendations for better options in the forums.
 

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There are many threads in these forums about the tires, and yes a majority of people have to replace them early (mine failed the state safety inspection around 22K). Just don't let the dealership sell you the same stock Falkens that came with the car! There are many recommendations for better options in the forums.
This. Pick a tire that suits YOUR needs (whether snow, winter, touring, all season, all weather or all terrain).
 

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sorry if repeated question but i was getting my every 6k oil change and rotation and was told i already need new tires. They said that because the Ascent is a heavier car that this isnt that unusual. That seems absurd to me. Have others had this problem?
We are sorry to learn your stock tires only made it to 18k. OE tires are usually built to provide the smoothest ride possible when new, the trade off with this is usually a quicker wearing tire. We can help further if you are in the market and need new ones. PM on the way.
 

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I replaced my tires at 18K. They were down to 4/32 heading into winter (I am north of Boston) so I decided to replace them at that point. I probably could have gotten a few thousand more miles out of them but I didn't want to take the chance of having poor traction when you need it the most.
thats where mine are. think i will replace once a good deal on tires comes around
 
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