Replacement Tires

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Nov 13, 2017

I am curious to know what you plan on replacing your Bolt's tires with. Will it be the same OEM self-sealing tires? Will you opt for run-flats? Or will you buy a conventional tire and buy an extra as a spare to be kept in the spare tire storage area in the bottom area of the trunk?

I enjoy the extra space that the trunk has without a bulky spare. So I will likely go for a self-sealing or run flat. I am by no means an expert in the area of tires, however, and am very much interested in what you (expert or not!) have to say.

The selection of self-sealing and run-flat tires is very limited. Currently, the only option in the same size is the OEM tire with self-sealing.

If you do not want to carry a spare tire, your main options are:

a. Choose a self-sealing tire.
b. Choose a non-self-sealing tire, and carry a tire sealant kit if you want an option other than calling for a tow if you get a flat.
NeilBlanchard said:
A plug kit, a jack, a lug wrench, and a small compressor - is what I would suggest.
I would add "spare tire" to that list. The OEM tire mounted on an OEM wheel and inflated to normal pressure fits fine underneath the "false floor" that brings the cargo compartment up level with the folded rear seats.
I plan to go with PureContact with EcoPlus Technology
  • lower price
    Not run flat
    tread wear rating of 700
    traction and temp both "A"
    Lots of positive reviews and test results on Tirerack
then I plan to acquire