How Many Miles Do Tires Last?

In general, a new set of tires should get any driver down Duluth roads for approximately 50,000 miles. But there are plenty of factors that affect tire life. Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Duluth covers what to consider when wondering, “How many miles should tires last?”, and some general tire care tips, below.

How Many Miles Do Tires Last? Factors That Affect Tire Life

Sometimes, the answer to the question, ”How many miles should tires last?” is very different from the average number. This is because numerous factors are at play when considering your tires. Here are some of the big ones Lawrenceville drivers should consider:

  • Tire Types: When you use a tire finder to select your new tires, you may choose to have all-season tires or high-performance tires. The latter can wear out faster than the former. Luckily, all tires come with a treadwear rating that can help you determine your tire’s life expectancy.
  • Type of Drivetrain: Rear-wheel, front-wheel, and all-wheel drive all put different kinds of pressure on different tires. Pay attention to how your drivetrain is affecting your tires.
  • Driving Habits: When you hit the brakes and the accelerator pedal quickly, you put stress on your tires. Prioritize smooth driving and your tires will last longer!
  • Climate and Terrain: If it’s been a rainy spring in Suwanee or you like to go off-roading outside Johns Creek, your tires will wear out faster. Likewise, steep inclines affect tire life.

How Many Miles Should Tires Last? Tire Care Tips

It’s always advisable to be proactive when it comes to your vehicle’s tires. There are everyday steps you can take and regular inspections you can make to extend your tire life.

  • Pressure: Under-inflated tires can cause lots of problems, so make sure to check them every time you’re filling up the tank.
  • Checking for Tread Depth: This activity is simple, either with a measuring tool or the so-called “Penny Test.” When your tread depth lowers to the point where you can see Abe Lincoln’s head when you insert a penny between the tread, you’re going to lose traction on roads.
  • Rotation and Maintenance: Make sure to take your vehicle in for a tire rotation when it’s called for and find a trusted service center for regular vehicle maintenance – tire care is a prudent practice!

Keep Your Tires in Shape with Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Duluth

Since the answer to the question, “How many miles do tires last?” involves many factors, Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Duluth is happy to help Duluth-area drivers with all their tire care needs. Contact us with any questions about vehicle maintenance and use our online tool to schedule service today!

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