New Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 ‘s for our Golf TDI

In our two short years of ownership, our Golf TDI has clocked 38,500 miles on the  odometer. Besides pulling daily driver duties, our TDI has been our hypermiling road trip car, with multiple trips to Vegas, Central California and Mammoth Mountain.

After getting a flat tire on the 5 freeway it was time to consider replacing the stock Continentals that VW equipped with the vehicle.

50 mph and under temporary spare tire  mounted after our freeway mishap

50 mph and under temporary spare tire mounted after our freeway mishap

The tire choices in this size are endless and a bit overwhelming, but I zeroed in on Michelin’s since they seem to get great customer ratings and long tread life. I was also interested in upgrading the performance of the TDI a bit.

To be honest we don’t really need an “All Season” tire living in San Diego,  but we do occasionally get rain and the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 ‘s are suppose to excel in wet conditions.

Discount Tire installing the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 ‘s on our Golf TDI

Discount Tire installing the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 ‘s on our Golf TDI

I am really looking forward to putting some miles on these tires and who knows maybe they will even bump up our mpg a bit 🙂

Our new Michelin Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 's

Our new Michelin Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 ‘s

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