Cool! Yes, lion9car, that is exactly correct. The door does call out 225, but I did not want to start mixing tires all over the place. But, when he could not get the 235, I specifically asked if he could get the 225, and he said they are not available, either.
Remember, I bought 5 Euzkadi tires of this size, 235, I think in the winter. These were not old tires. And, he had no trouble getting them at that time.
If this continues, I may have to drive to the border and come back with a car full of tires. And, no, this is not a joke. If the Mexican tire distributors cannot stock tires for the Toyota Sienna, I may have to be my own distributor…
Of course, I may also call the Toyota dealer. I assume they will be able to get them for 3 times the normal price of a good tire. Of course, maybe not.
@jtsanders This guy is good, and he has looked for at least 4 different brands. Nexen (never heard of them), Euzkadi; Cooper; and I forget the other one. He wants to sell tires!
I have also thought of the tougher tires, for small pickups or whatever. I will talk to him about it. With most of my driving at low speed, and my background of driving on ice and snow and in the rain, I do not shiver with fear if my tires are not optimum.
I suspect the tires are there, but communications are not. That is my guess, and that is all.
@meanjoe75fan Yes, the highways are very rough. On my 2002 Sienna, I used Yokohama tires, that I bought in McAllen. Their warranty is voided instantly when you cross the border into Mexico, and they are absolutely correct to do so. There are no tire warranties in Mexico that I have ever heard of.
Thanks, all. I got all the information I needed. I may try to contact Cooper corporate and ask them what the deal is. I still want the cheaper tires now that I have seen the downside.