How Many Miles do Tires Last?

Car Tires on Racks

When looking for new tires, you may be wondering, “How many miles should tires last?” Typically, tires can range from 50,000 to 85,000 mile tread-life expectancy. However, the average life of a tire is determined by the conditions a tire is exposed to throughout its life. Road surface (rough or smooth), terrain (mountainous or flat midwestern), driving style (urban or highway), and regular maintenance schedules all contribute to the rate at which a tire ages.

What Factors Affect Tires Life Expectancy?

When considering how many miles tires last, you’ll need to take the following factors into consideration the next time you drive the Mesa area roads:

  • Driving style: Aggressive cornering and harsh braking increases wear
  • Position: Engine weight and added friction from steering cause front tires to wear faster.
  • Speed: High speed driving increases temperature and therefore increases wear.
  • Load: Heavy loading increases wear.
  • Pressure: Both under inflation and over inflation increase wear.
  • Alignment: Incorrect wheel alignment results in rapid and uneven wear.
  • Road conditions: Regular travels on gravel or dirt roads, or regular encounters with construction, snow, salt, rain, and ice will cause added wear. If you enjoy off-roading near Surprise, this will impact your tires’ life expectancy as well.
  • Terrain: If you live in an area with inclines on the roads, you’ll experience more wear from friction than flatland drivers.

What Does Rotating Your Tires Do?

Besides making your tires last longer, regular tire rotations provide these added benefits: 

  • Frequently rotated tires produce less road noise.
  • Less drivetrain strain since the force will be delivered evenly to the wheels.
  • Properly rotated tires help your vehicle steer and handle better, which increases fuel efficiency and driver safety.

Tire Care Tips For Long-Lasting Tires

In addition to rotating your tires, there are a few added measures to take to extend the life of your tires:

  • 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.
  • Take your vehicle in for regularly required maintenance.

Turn to Cactus Jack's Auto for More Maintenance Tips!

If you have questions about model-specific tire rotations or tire pressure, feel free to contact us at your convenience! Our team will be happy to discuss your car maintenance schedule and how to keep your vehicle in great shape for longer!

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