How Many Miles Do Tires Last?

If you’re driving on brand-new tires and you always stick to the OEM-recommended brands for your make and model, you can expect your tires to last approximately 50,000 miles on roads and highways. But for some local drivers, the answer to “How many miles do tires last?” and “How many miles should tires last?” are two wildly different numbers. Here, the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet service team discusses the affecting factors of tire life expectancy, as well as some tire care tips you can follow to get the most life out of yours.

How is Tire Life Expectancy Affected?

There are several factors to consider in regards to tire life expectancy, including the type of tire you have, your car’s drivetrain, the type of terrain you drive on most frequently, and more:

  • What type of tires do you drive on? High-performance tires are sought after by many drivers for their extra road grip, but they tend to wear out faster than all-season tires — a good alternative with less rolling resistance.
  • What is the treadwear rating? All tires have a factory-given treadwear rating. Depending on what that rating is for your particular set, their life expectancy may be higher or lower.
  • What type of drivetrain does your car utilize? Power for forward motion is derived from different sources depending on whether your car has front-wheel, rear-wheel, or all-wheel drive, which can have varying effects on tire wear.
  • What are the road conditions where you live? If you have to travel up and down a gravel driveway every day or you bring your vehicle onto construction sites for work, your tires are subject to a greater amount of wear.
  • What type of terrain do you frequent? Florida drivers have the advantage of mostly flat roadways, but if you do a lot of traveling to areas with steep inclines, the increased friction will eventually cause tire wear.
  • What are your driving habits? If you tend to have a bit of a lead foot when stepping on the gas and brakes, your tires are likely to wear out faster than drivers who accelerate gradually and coast to stop.

Follow These Maintenance Tips for Longer Tire Life

Practicing cautious driving habits can do a great deal for extending the life of your tires, but there are a few additional things drivers can do to help as well:

  • Don’t skip your vehicle’s regularly scheduled maintenance, including tire rotations. Rotating tires on a consistent basis will ensure they wear out at an even rate, so you’re not having to replace any prematurely.
  • Keep an eye on your tire tread depth. Doing so will help you be more cognizant of the rate at which your tires wear; if they seem to be losing tread too quickly, you’ll know to adjust your driving habits.
  • Check for the correct tire pressure. Most gas stations around Tallahassee have tire inflation stations available; if your tires are low, filling up is easy and will help you get the full life out of them.
  • Keep your wheels aligned and balanced to maintain even tire tread wear.

Schedule Tire Service at Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet

When you need tire maintenance or you’re searching for a competitive price on a new set, turn to the tire center at Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet. We can provide more insight into your question of “How many miles should tires last?” if you suspect yours are wearing too fast, and provide answers and service tips for any more maintenance concerns you may have. Contact us today to learn more!

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