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Tire woes -- big time

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I am stunned about tire wear, and need some advice on a good tire for my 2017 Boxster S.

I bought it in May 2018, with only 258 miles on it. Came with Pirelli P-Zeros front and back. In late September, at 5,600 miles, my rear passenger tire was completely run down, with thread showing. The other rear tire was almost there as well. I do *not* drive aggressively. Mostly local street driving and highway driving. No track. On the highway, I rarely exceed 80-85 MPH.

I replaced the two rears with Bridgestone Potenza S001. Now, after just 3 months and 3,400 miles, the tread is down to about 2/32's. I'm like "WTF???"

This is my first Porsche, and I didn't expect to have to replace tires twice a year (or more).

Immediate question: What kind of tire will give me, shall we say, "a bit more mileage"? (FWIW, I live in Florida, so winter weather is not a factor.)

What's a reasonable expectation of tire life here? Like I say, my driving is tame.

Suggestions on tire type would be greatly appreciated. Insight into realistic expectations would help too.

Right now, I can't drive the car, because I picked up a nail/screw. Tech wouldn't repair it because of the low tread.... So I'm kinda in a hurry.

Thanks. And Happy New Year!
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I've got Pirelli p zeros on mine from new and ive done 8000 miles, including a few hot laps round the Nurburgring, still got plenty of tread left on them. There must be another issue going on to cause such severe tyre wear i.e. alignment like someone else said. My next tyre will be Michelin Pilot Sport 4.
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