Thanks, Rochester is really only a long hour from me. The only thing that worries me a bit is I've read the new TPMS need to be paired to the vehicle, if I did this would I then need to re-pair my original TPMSs or does it remember more than 4 sensors? I believe I've read Leafspy Pro has this feature? If so I have it but haven't explored all it's options, all I really use it for is to occasionally display my battery health.alozzy wrote: ↑Sun May 03, 2020 11:39 amTo add one small thing...
I figured I would have my LEAF for awhile so I spent $50 CAD per wheel for new 16" steel wheels. I didn't bother with the TPMS sensors.
Then I started watching Craigslist postings for a friend who was looking for cheap alloy wheels and quickly realized there are better deals to be had...
For jjeff, these set of wheels I found on CL would be a good example (alloy wheels c/w TPMS sensors):
https://rmn.craigslist.org/wto/d/browns ... 90766.html
The 2015 Nissan Altima wheels have the same bolt pattern (5x114.3mm), offset, and CB so they should definitely fit a 2013 LEAF.
I realize that Brownsdale is a bit of a drive for you, but this is just an example - these sorts of deals pop up with regularity on Craigslist.
When hunting for something specific on CL, I use a saved searched with specific criteria which notifies me by email whenever new matching postings appear.
To create a saved search, register for a CL account and then go under the "wheels+tires" category. Using search criteria such as "owner", "has image" and "miles from ZIP", along with a "Nissan R16" search term, should give you good results. I've purchased two sets of all season tires tires for my LEAF from CL, using this same methodology - both sets with >70% tread for about $250 CAD per set.
The other factor with using winters in summer is in warm weather your traction won't be as good in warm weather (the rubber gets very soft), thus degrading both your handling and stopping distance. This could affect your inseparability in a collision if the insurance company determines that the accident could have been avoided had you had summer tires.jjeff wrote: ↑Sat May 02, 2020 5:42 pmThanks guys, I think I will just leave them on then. Again even if they wear twice as fast, in the 6 summer months we have it will probably only be driven 3k miles so if that equates to 6k of winter driving it should hardly be worth the $120-140 to swap them out. The snows sure made a difference in the winter, went from our most likely to get stuck car to our least.
In the future I think I'm only going to purchase summer rated snow tires, I really like the Micheline Crosstrek's?? I purchased for a van, very good winter traction and are rated for summer use.
You might want to look for a new tire service. $110 is crazy expensive. Here most places here charge $40 CAD (under $30 USD) to swap tires on rims.LeftieBiker wrote: ↑Sat May 02, 2020 6:43 pmI thought I had avoided the hefty twice a year expense of having tires swapped by getting separate wheels for the snows, but it turns out that the mounting and balancing was "free" and that either way I have to pay the mobile tire service $110 just for essentially rotating the tires...
Nice to know. I have "parked" my Leaf for COVID, to save on insurance, but its good to know that I don't need to reset the TPMS when I change the tires (I normally do it in May as we can get snow in April here).