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I own a 2008 Toyota Highlander Limited Edition with 27,000 miles and had it at the Toyota dealership yesterday for an oil change and tire rotation. I was informed that it needs 4 new tires because there was no tread left and even could have a blowout. They wanted to charge $950.00 for 4 new tires! Help!

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Whats the tread depth of the four tires. If there less than 3/32" than your due for new tires. You are required to have at least 2/32" for your vehicle to be legally on the road in the U.S.. Anything less than that and your on borrowed time. Traction on wet roads or snow will be greatly reduced.

If the sticker shock is getting you upset than shop around. Your driving a nice riding vehicle with some incredible safety features. Don't skimp on ride quality by going with a cheap off brand tire.

Goodyear wrangler silent armors, Dunlop A/t's, and Brigdestone trailcomp t/a's are my top three tire choices.

If you concerned about the low mileage and being due for tires thats about the norm for Toyota's O.E. tires across the board cars or trucks.

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Toyo®, Exclusive Tire of 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Limited Grade
September 20, 2007– CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corporation announced today that the Toyo® Open Country® A20 is the exclusive tire of Toyota’s all-new 2008 Highlander Hybrid, Limited grade. In addition, the Open Country® A20 is original equipment on several other models of the 2008 Toyota Highlander, both hybrid and gas.

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Based on the model and trim level of the Highlander, the Open Country A20 comes in two sizes: P245/65R17 105S and P245/55R19 103S.

Toyo manufactures and distributes a complete line of replacement tires for high performance cars, luxury vehicles, light trucks and SUVs as well as tires for commercial trucks, buses and off-road and construction applications.

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