How Many Miles Do Tires Last?

October 17th, 2018 by

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How many miles do tires last before they need a change? Usually about 50,000, but you should change them anyway if ten years have passed or the tread has worn down — check the tread level indicator to see if it has.

Of course, how many miles tires last is going to differ depending on a variety of factors.

How Many Miles Should Tires Last? It Depends on These Variables

  • How Often You Rotate Your Tires: The tires at the front of your vehicle generally wear down faster than those at the rear, which is why it’s recommended you have them rotated on a regular basis to keep tread wear even. If you don’t you’ll probably need to replace all four more frequently.
  • How Often You Balance Your Tires: Tires develop imbalances over time. If you don’t have the tires rebalanced, high and low spots will cause excessive wear and even put you at risk of a blowout. A service center technician can add weights to balance them, avoiding such risks.
  • How Aggressively You Drive: If you take corners fast, push down the accelerator hard after every stop sign, or wait until the last minute to brake instead of slowing down gradually, you’re going to wear down your tires incredibly fast.
  • How Often You Check Tire Pressure: Your tires gain and lose pressure naturally over time, even if they never spring a leak. With too much pressure, your tires deal have to deal with too much stress; with too little, they sag against the road. In either case, they’ll wear down faster than they otherwise would.
  • The Type of Tires You Have: A performance tire grips dry pavement well but wears down faster than your average tire. A winter tire is great through snow and ice but can wear down faster on dry roads. The 50,000-mile rule works best when you have regular all-season tires.

How Many Miles Tires Last Depends on How You Drive

So, how long do tires last? It really depends, but all of us at Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville can be your guide. Whether you want to avoid blowouts between Flower Mound and Coppell or maintain top-notch traction through Carrollton, following these simple tips can help. Whether you have questions about your tiers, our new vehicle inventory, or state-of-the-art features like the Toyota Entune™ 3.0 Remote Connect, where are here to help! Contact us today!