After the OEM stops producing a given vehicle, there comes a point in time where it no longer makes sense for a tire manufacturer to continue making the OE tire. Several factors go into this decision: for example, there may not be enough demand to justify continuing to manufacture this OE tire. Further, as tire technology progresses over time, and product lines are refreshed it may make sense to discontinue manufacturing the OE tire.
One thing to consider – whether choosing OE tires, or replacements - it’s always best to replace all four tires at once if possible, as using any worn tires on one end of the car with new replacement tires on the other end can affect the handling performance of the vehicle. If you’re only able to replace two tires, we recommend those are installed on the rear axle.