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Question 10k miles per set of tires? Is that right? Any better way?

My wife's GL 350 (2013) looks like she's going to need her new set of tires due to low tread. This will be her 4th set - she has about 42k miles on the car. She's effectively getting 10k per set. Her driving is limited to around town with occasional long trip (7 hours) drive time. Nothing fancy - never abuses them or drives recklessly. I'm wondering - shouldn't they last longer? What are we doing wrong?

The wheel well says "Continental 4x4 275/65 R19 M+S 11H" (this was read to me over the phone as I'm on a business trip). We've never had them rotated, but they do show pretty even wear.

Shouldn't we be getting more than 10k per set?
Is there a brand that provides similar/better noise level and comfort while lasting more than 10k?

This is my first luxury car so please forgive the newbie question - my tires on my other cars have always lasted 20-40k miles.
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My wife's GL 350 (2013) looks like she's going to need her new set of tires due to low tread. This will be her 4th set - she has about 42k miles on the car. She's effectively getting 10k per set. Her driving is limited to around town with occasional long trip (7 hours) drive time. Nothing fancy - never abuses them or drives recklessly. I'm wondering - shouldn't they last longer? What are we doing wrong?

The wheel well says "Continental 4x4 275/65 R19 M+S 11H" (this was read to me over the phone as I'm on a business trip). We've never had them rotated, but they do show pretty even wear.

Shouldn't we be getting more than 10k per set?
Is there a brand that provides similar/better noise level and comfort while lasting more than 10k?

This is my first luxury car so please forgive the newbie question - my tires on my other cars have always lasted 20-40k miles.
It depends of your driving needs, would you ever drive in cold/snow/ice conditions?

If you are always in the warm climate, then I would look for a summer tire, as the all seasons are a compromise and does not give you any benefits if driving in warm weather/climate.

I've run Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport, I got 20-25k per set on our R-Class, now on our ML I have not driven enough to know the lifetime
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It depends of your driving needs, would you ever drive in cold/snow/ice conditions?
If you are always in the warm climate, then I would look for a summer tire, as the all seasons are a compromise and does not give you any benefits if driving in warm weather/climate.
We are in the SF Bay Area (Northern CA). Maybe 3 days per year snow (on a vacation to the mountains). Rest of the time sun and, during normal winters (we have been in a long drought), fairly frequent rain during the winter and spring.

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I've run Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport, I got 20-25k per set on our R-Class, now on our ML I have not driven enough to know the lifetime
Is it really just that I have all season tires??

I'm definitely a complete newbie at tires -- all my other cars have had tires (including all season tires on an Acura MDX) that lasted 20-40k miles at least. I've just never had to think about it. Run with the stock tires, car sounds good and rides good and replace 20-40k. I can't do this with M-B? Seems odd.
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We are in the SF Bay Area (Northern CA). Maybe 3 days per year snow (on a vacation to the mountains). Rest of the time sun and, during normal winters (we have been in a long drought), fairly frequent rain during the winter and spring.


Is it really just that I have all season tires??

I'm definitely a complete newbie at tires -- all my other cars have had tires (including all season tires on an Acura MDX) that lasted 20-40k miles at least. I've just never had to think about it. Run with the stock tires, car sounds good and rides good and replace 20-40k. I can't do this with M-B? Seems odd.
Could also sound like the Conti tire is at blame, I'm also not a tire specialist, but my experience is that summer tires wear better here in S FL vs all seasons
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Tire pressure set too low - set at 38 psi - should run 20K-25K
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I have a 2014 Gl450 with the original Pirelli tires, current mileage on them is 20,500. They still have plenty of tread left. I think they can go another 10,000 before they need changing. I always get mine rotated when getting an oil change. My driving is 50/50 city highway.
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Tire pressure set too low - set at 38 psi - should run 20K-25K
When the sticker on fuel filler door says 33 psi all around (except for max load situations), why do you recommend 38?

I got around 25k miles out of my first set of Contis and it looks like I'll get about the same from the second set. If I rotated them more diligently, I'd probably do better.


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I recommend 38 psi from experience as overall good average benchmark - the exception are '63's, GL550's and GLE450's that I have them set at 36 PSI.

I have instructed my 13 MB techs to those exact pressures for all new/CPO and pre-owned MB SUV's that go thru the shop headed for the sales line.

On customer's serviced vehicles - they are instructed to leave them at pressure as it comes come into us - unless the customer has specific tire complaint - and if customer purchase's new tires - tech's set to my instruction and services advisors print the set tire pressures on the service invoice and advise the customer.

Been up and down and all around literally... not too dang harsh - tire manufacturer's recommendation will vibrate the fillings in your teeth ... and not too dang soft which wear your tires out like putty.

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My wife's GL 350 (2013) looks like she's going to need her new set of tires due to low tread. This will be her 4th set - she has about 42k miles on the car. She's effectively getting 10k per set. Her driving is limited to around town with occasional long trip (7 hours) drive time. Nothing fancy - never abuses them or drives recklessly. I'm wondering - shouldn't they last longer? What are we doing wrong?

The wheel well says "Continental 4x4 275/65 R19 M+S 11H" (this was read to me over the phone as I'm on a business trip). We've never had them rotated, but they do show pretty even wear.

Shouldn't we be getting more than 10k per set?
Is there a brand that provides similar/better noise level and comfort while lasting more than 10k?

This is my first luxury car so please forgive the newbie question - my tires on my other cars have always lasted 20-40k miles.
Is the wear pattern even? If not - this may be the answer.
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I can't believe there've been eight replies and I'm the first to say this: There is something DEFINITELY wrong. 10k per set of tires is just plain ridiculous. Many tires are actually WARANTEED for at least 20k miles, with some with as much as 80k. Are you going to the same mechanic/dealership every time? Are you replacing each set with the same continental tires? If your wife needs new tires and it's been 10k miles or so, bring the receipt with you from your last purchase and act like you've been robbed by them...I'm offended for you that you've spent at least $4,000 in 40k miles in tires.
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