I checked the mileage on the van for the tire technician. “You’re not going to like this” I said. He looked at me quizzically. “66666” I added. We joked about driving it around the block a few times to add a couple miles and lower the danger and risk for both of us. In the end, we just installed new tires, and 4,000 miles later everything is still good.
I went with a full set of Michelin LTX Defender M/S tires. A bit more pricey than all the others, but a rock solid reputation. They ride well, are fairly quiet, and seem to grip well in rain and mud. If they give the expected mileage, I’d give them a 9 out of 10.