When you buy a new set of tires, you will probably wonder how long they will last before you need to buy new ones.
Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to predict when tires should be replaced based on their calendar age alone. Several factors come into play: Exposure to the elements, regularity of use, and the quality of care (maintaining proper inflation pressure, wheel alignment, etc.) will all influence how long your tires will last.
To get the most life out of your tires make sure that you follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for rotation and alignment. When you purchase your tires, the manufacturer will provide an estimate of how many miles the tire can travel (this is called a tire mileage warranty), but it is important to note that estimate is based on driving the tire in ideal conditions.
Visit your local Best-One if you have any concerns about the life of your tires or for help determining which tires are right for your vehicle.
By Roger Clark, Best-One® Tire & Service Expert Panelist