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How Many Miles Do Tires Last?

If your tires are from the original equipment manufacturer, or even if they’re high-quality replacements, they can be expected to last approximately 50,000 miles. Learn about the life of a tire, how long they should last with proper maintenance, and more with our service team at Findlay Acura.

What Factors Affect Tires Life Expectancy? 

So how many miles do tires last and how many miles should tires last? Well these two questions just might have two different answers depending on a number of factors such as:

  • Type of tire: High-performance tires have extra grip but may wear faster than all-season tires which have less rolling resistance.
  • Treadwear rating: Your tires also come with a treadwear rating, which rates the life expectancy of the tire treads.
  • Drivetrain: Tires wear differently on front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive vehicles, because of where the main power for forward motion comes from.
  • Road conditions: If you have to drive on gravel or dirt roads regularly, or you encounter construction, snow, salt, rain, and ice, your tires will take more of a beating. If you plan to use your vehicle for off-roading, this will make a big difference as well.
  • Terrain: If you live in an area with inclines on the roads, more friction on the tires is required to start and stop the vehicle than on flat surfaces.
  • Driving habits: Having a lead foot on the gas and brakes will wear out your tires faster than accelerating gradually and letting coasting do some of the braking work.

Tire Care Tips For Long-Lasting Tires

As well as adopting more cautious driving habits, there are a multitude of things a car owner can do to extend the life of their tires. These include:

  • Inspect for proper air pressure when you fill your gas tank, as many gas stations have tire inflation stations.
  • Regularly inspect tire tread depth for tire tread wear.
  • Rotate your tires for more even distribution of tire wear.
  • Take your vehicle in for regularly scheduled maintenance.

Take Care of Your Tires at Findlay Acura

Explore our available service specials to help you save on your next tire service at Findlay Acura. Schedule service today and we can have your tires running like new in no time. Ready for more maintenance tips? Check out our online tips and tricks or contact our team!

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