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Just how many miles can you put on a set of tires?

If you’re like me, you want to get the most out of everything.  Who can blame us, right?  Getting the most out of your set of tires is important.  You want to pick the right tire that fits you driving habits, at the right price, and a good warranty.  However, there are vast differences in driving conditions across this great country, and many different driving habits!  So the total number of miles depends on a number of variables.

Today tires range any where from 30,000 to 100,000 miles, but if you drive your car like a rental, you may never see the 100,000 mark!   A tire is legally worn out when they reach 2/32” of remaining tread depth.  When picking a tire with longevity in mind, look for a tire with deep tread wear, a good balance of ride comfort, noise levels and wet traction.  High performance tires tend to be a softer tire that grips the road a little better, but this increases roll resistance which in turns increase tread wear.  Don’t hesitate to ask about the difference in tires to make the best decision for your vehicle. Also take into consideration your own driving habits.

Getting the most out of your tires can be as easy as following a few simple steps:

  • Rotate your tires every 6,000 miles.  The front tires take a lot of abuse.  They hold the majority of the weight of the vehicle, they do a lot of the work in breaking, corner, and accelerated take offs.  Not rotating the tires every 6,000 miles will cause uneven wear and resulting in poor performance and a uncomfortable ride.
  • Keep your tires inflated to the recommended tire pressure.  This helps over all ride performance, keeping you and your passengers safe and comfortable.  It also helps with improved gas mileage and road noise.
  • Make sure your alignment is properly adjusted.  This will wear out tires just as much as under-inflation.  If the alignment is out, this increase rolling resistance and can hinder handling and responsiveness. 
  • As always be sure to check your tires regularly and obey all traffic laws!

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Written on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 by
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