How Many Miles Do Tires Last?

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Tires are a critical component of your vehicle, so you may be wondering, “How many miles do tires last?” In most cases, new tires from the original equipment manufacturer or high-quality replacement tires usually have a lifespan of approximately 50,000 miles. Keep in mind that there are certain factors that can affect the lifespan of your tires. Alexandria Volkswagen discusses these factors and how to get the most out of your tires below.

Factors that Affect Tire Life Expectancy

The questions “how many miles do tires last” and “how many miles should tires last” could have varying answers due to the factors listed below.

  • The type of tire on your vehicle: For example, high-performance tires have extra grip for added traction on the roads of Arlington, but because of this, they will likely wear faster than all-season tires, which have less rolling resistance.
  • The tire’s tread-wear rating: Your tires are given a tread-wear rating to give you an estimate of the life expectancy of the tire treads.
  • The drivetrain of your vehicle: Tires that receive the brunt of the engine power wear down more rapidly. Because all tires are actively engaged on AWD vehicles, tires will need to be rotated more often to ensure even tire wear.
  • The condition of the roads: If you regularly encounter rough terrain around Washington DC, or you frequently drive through construction, snow, salt, rain, and ice, it can wreak havoc on your tires. Off-roading can also cause your tires to wear down more rapidly.
  • The local terrain: Did you know that if you live in an area with a lot of steep inclines, your tires can actually wear down more quickly? Why is this? More friction is required to start and stop the vehicle on an incline than on flat surfaces.
  • Your driving habits: For example, if you brake quickly rather than coasting to a stop, it can cause unnecessary stress on your tires.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Tires

More cautious driving can certainly help your tires to perform at their best for as long as possible, but there are other tire care tips that can prolong the life of your tires on Springfield roads.

  • Regularly check your tire pressure. It is a good idea to do this when you stop for gas, as many gas stations have tire inflation stations.
  • Regularly check the tire tread depth and look for uneven tire wear.
  • Rotate your tires on a regular basis to help the tires wear more evenly.
  • Keep up with regular tire maintenance at the Alexandria Volkswagen service center.

Keep Up with Regular Tire Care at Alexandria Volkswagen

The team at Alexandria Volkswagen is here to ensure that your tires remain in good condition as long as possible. If it is time for regular tire maintenance, set up an appointment with our experienced technicians. Contact us today for more information about tire care, and be sure to take a look at our service specials for added savings on the maintenance your vehicle needs to perform at its best.

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