How Many Miles Do Tires Last?

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If you’re a conscientious driver, you may wonder, “How long do tires last?” In most cases, new tires from the original equipment manufacturer or high-quality replacement tires can be expected to last around 50,000 miles. While this is a good answer to the question, “How many miles do tires last?” you’ll want to keep your eye out for signs your tires need to be replaced beyond a mileage interval. Learn more about the life expectancy of your tires with our service staff below. 

What Factors Affect Tire Life Expectancy? 

All too often, the questions, “How many miles do tires last?” and “How many miles should tires last?” have different answers. There are many factors that can contribute to varying lifespans of your tires as your commute from Omaha to Columbus:

  • Type of tire: Performance tires offer extra grip, but that will also cause them to wear out faster than all-season tires. 
  • Treadwear rating: Your tires come with an estimated life expectancy, known as a treadwear rating. 
  • Drivetrain: Tires wear at different speeds on front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive vehicles, due to the changes in where the engine power is sent. 
  • Road conditions: If you frequently drive on gravel roads or through construction, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the common signs your tires need to be replaced since your set will take a more severe beating. 
  • Terrain: Do you often travel up and down steep inclines? This will cause extra friction and wear on your tires. 
  • Driving habits: Whether you have a lead foot or you tend to slam on the brakes, poor driving habits can cause your tires to wear out prematurely.

Tire Care Tips for Long-Lasting Tires

If the answer to the question, “How long do tires last?” seems like more mileage than you usually get from your set, try adopting these habits to add life to your tires:

  • Check the air pressure of your tires when you stop for gas. If you notice your tires are low, most gas stations offer air pumps. 
  • Check the tread depth of your tires regularly.
  • Have your tires rotated routinely to evenly distribute wear and tear. 
  • Keep up to date with all of your regularly scheduled maintenance.

Signs Your Tires Need to Be Replaced

Even with diligent habits, you will eventually be due for a fresh set of tires. While our team is always happy to perform an inspection, there are a few indicators to watch for that show your tires may be due for a replacement. Five common signs your tires need to be replaced include:

  1. Tire warning light
  2. Low tire tread
  3. Cracked tires
  4. Uneven wear
  5. Vibrations while driving

Care for Your Tires at Sid Dillon Chevrolet Fremont

If you’ve noticed the common signs your tires need to be replaced, book an appointment with Sid Dillon Chevrolet Fremont. Our Fremont service team is here to keep your vehicle in peak shape for years to come. We provide diligent care and will get you back on the Blair streets in no time. If you’re still wondering, “How long do tires last?” contact us for personalized service guidance.

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