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Does anyone have an idea of what type of tires the XC40 will come with. Or perhaps even who Volvo typically sources tires from (manufacturer wise)?
 

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A good idea of what tires we could be getting on the XC40 is probably the brands that the other XC models are using. I think the 90 comes with a Michelin set.
 

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Now to find out which ones... hopefully they aren't the Michelin Primacy tires... hate those things.
 

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I don't care what all-season tires come standard, my city driving doesn't call for much. But Winter tires is what really interests me.
For 2016 they were offering Michelin X-ICE 3's as part of Volvo's winter wheel/tire package. Anyone have personal experience with these?
 

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I've used them before and I do have a good liking for them. Not noisy, decently comfortable ride, but in the snow they do they're job darn well. Stopping/Acceleration was good.

Obviously you have to be mindful, but these will do you well and last a long time.
 

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I've used them before and I do have a good liking for them. Not noisy, decently comfortable ride, but in the snow they do they're job darn well. Stopping/Acceleration was good.

Obviously you have to be mindful, but these will do you well and last a long time.
What vehicle did you use them on and what size were they?

Long time only lasts a certain amount of time with tires since they have an expiry date. Yeah you can push any tire beyond that date but the issue is your safety is at risk. Long time for me is up to that expiry, after that you still have a lot of tread.
 

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Had them on a Honda Accord running 205/50/R17

Understandable but with the amount of driving I do, I naturally change tires every 3 seasons or so, so I'm not worried about any of that. Tires expire after 6 years of production, I highly doubt you'll have the same tires on until the expiry date.
 

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Had them on a Honda Accord running 205/50/R17

Understandable but with the amount of driving I do, I naturally change tires every 3 seasons or so, so I'm not worried about any of that. Tires expire after 6 years of production, I highly doubt you'll have the same tires on until the expiry date.
I guess you do a lot of driving then.

My mileage falls right in line with the average, which when applied to tires give us at least 4 years, some people push them longer depending on tire condition. If no visible stress or wearing on the tire they push it.

Hopefully this time around production quality of these tires are still how they were before.
 

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Definitely a lot of driving lol.

But I agree. The other thing is a lot of people aren't aware of tires expiration dates and what not. They'll just look at the treads and when they get low enough, then it's time to change. Either that, or their tires get destroyed by nails or under-inflation or whatever the case is.
 

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Definitely a lot of driving lol.

But I agree. The other thing is a lot of people aren't aware of tires expiration dates and what not. They'll just look at the treads and when they get low enough, then it's time to change. Either that, or their tires get destroyed by nails or under-inflation or whatever the case is.
Lucky for them is its not often that we come across tire blow outs on passenger cars which is the worse case scenario of poor tire maintenance and upkeep. I have seen some people run tires 2 years past the expiry without issue, no cracking, stress, etc.
 

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Not where I am, as I'm around the city and as you can imagine, lots of construction, tire damages and replacements are very regular which is why I probably don't see anyone get near the expiry
 

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Not where I am, as I'm around the city and as you can imagine, lots of construction, tire damages and replacements are very regular which is why I probably don't see anyone get near the expiry
I think that's more related to how you drive or maintain your tires more than anything else. I know people who have lived in new sub-divisions under big development and haven't had issues with tires. All their issues have been body and paint related.
 

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Also dependent on where you live. In colder climates the tires are subject to heat and cold rotating every year and that can harden the rubber faster than average.
 

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Also dependent on where you live. In colder climates the tires are subject to heat and cold rotating every year and that can harden the rubber faster than average.
From what I noticed is that as long as you get the right tires for the season and drive on them enough and consistently, there's not much to worry about. What you do have to worry about is letting a vehicle sit for too long in extreme temperatures. People who go on vacation for months have this problem.
 

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Just inflate your tires to the maximum PSI rating indicated on the sidewall. This will prevent them from developing flat spots and leave the parking brake disengaged. That's pretty much all there is to it. You can also put a tarp or plastic sheet on top of the concrete floor that you will be parking on to act as a moisture barrier.
 

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Good tip. Since this isn't exactly a cheap car I think some members here might find it worth while to pay an automotive storage company to keep and maintain their car while away, there just isn't anything better unless you will be going on a short trip.
 

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When you check the license plates of the test vehicle you see that they are running on 225 / 55R17 tyres
 
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