How Long Do Tires Last?
If you think of your tires the same way you think of your shoes, it makes the life cycle of tires easier to understand. On the day you bought your favorite pair of shoes, the sole was perfect, without a scratch and the treads perfectly gripped the ground on which you walked in Biloxi, Long Beach, and Gulfport. However, over time, after some wear and tear, they’ve slowly stopped you from being as sure-footed and they’re not as comfortable. Your tires are the same way.
At Pat Peck Honda, we want to make sure you have an understanding of how long your tires should last on your car and how often your tires need to be replaced, as well as what can cause unnecessary wear.
While the number can depend on the different kinds of tires, let’s just discuss the basics of all-season tires as this is the most common type. The average driver is expected to travel between 12,000 and 15,000 in a given year and your average all-season tire is meant to last between 50,000 and 70,000 miles.
With a quick math problem, it can be determined that your tires should last you about four to five years if they make it to their full lifespan. However, you do need to know that there are certain factors and conditions that can affect the life of your tires.
What Causes Wear
One of the leading causes for tire replacement is that they simply wear out. The tread becomes shallow and does not grip the road as well, but what causes that wear? The first and simplest answer is time and mileage, as you’ve learned, but there are other factors that can cause premature wear and tear, thus ensuring you won’t get the full capacity from your tires.
Some of these occurrences are not within your control, but a couple are, so keep your eye on your driving and save your tires!
- Road Condition: If your roads are rough or you spend a lot of time on loose gravel, this can impact your tires.
- Improper Maintenance: Not getting your tires rotated and balanced frequently enough will cause imbalanced wear.
- Driving Habits: Slam on the brakes, squeal the tires, peel out? This has an affect on your tires’ tread for sure, so try to slow it down a bit.
How Can We Help?
When its been determined that you need new tires, it’s time to come see the highly experienced and professionally trained service people at our service center. We carry all major tire brands and we can ensure that you’re getting what you need from your tires.
Should you desire something a little more high-end or something that offers incredible traction guarantees, we can help. Simply give us a call or go online to schedule an appointment with us and we’ll get your tires replaced and your car back to you in no time.
Your Tire Resource Center
Whether you know you need new tires or if you’re unsure but don’t know how to check, we’re here to assist our customers. The Gulfport, Biloxi, and Long Beach areas offer some incredible drives, but you can’t truly enjoy yourself if your tires aren’t up to the job. Come see our Service Center at Pat Peck Honda and we’ll help you out!