GMC Acadia Tires

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 by Hunter Leffel
2007 and newer GMC Acadia SUVs come standard with 255/65-18 tires. Currently there are only two options in that size. The Original Equipment Goodyear Fortera H/L Edition is a decent option overall, but is there something better? The Hankook Ventus AS RH07 is the other option in this size and is curently rated somewhat higher than the Original Equipment (O.E.) tire. With such limited options, what else can be done?

Optional size 265/60-18 is a viable alternative. This is about 4/10" wider and about 1/2" shorter than the O.E. size.  Many top rated options are available in this optional size.

Michelin Latitude Tour Michelin Latitude Tour
Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

When the time comes, explore this optional size. Having more options can be very good — more availability, price competition, and even higher rated options are yours from which to choose.

Comments on GMC Acadia Tires

Saturday, August 27, 2011 by milton matsumoto:
What happens if I get a flat tire out in the country? Only towing as an alternative?
Monday, August 29, 2011 by Hunter:
Hi,
Thanks for your question. If you have a front wheel drive version, I would put the spare on the rear and abide by the 50 mile at 50 MPH rating of the temporary spare.

In the case of the all wheel drive, I would check with your dealer and ask where the bias is in the drive system. AWD systems are usually either rear or front biased. That is to say all or most of the power goes to one end of the vehicle until slippage is detected. At which point the power starts to be distributed to the other end of the vehicle. I would install the spare on the non biased end of the vehicle and abide by the 50 mile @ 50 mph rating of the spare.

If you want to discuss in greater detail, feel free to contact me at 800 428 835 ext 744.

Take good care,
Hunter

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