How Many Miles Do Tires Last?


Tires that your original equipment manufacturer recommends generally should last around 50,000 miles. Of course, the above is just a guideline, and how long your tires will *actually* last will invariably differ from this figure for a wide range of reasons. There are, however, ways to prolong the life of your tires. Learn all about our tire care tips and our tire center in Olathe now by reading more or contacting us!

How Long Tires Actually Last vs. How Long They Should Last

The questions “how many miles do tires last?” and “how many miles should tires last?” are quite different, and as a result, they yield different answers. The following factors can make the actual life of your tires much lower than the suggested range for how long they should last:

  • Treadwear rating: Treadwear rating rates the life expectancy of the tire treads. Not all tires have the same one, so watch out for higher treadwear ratings when buying new tires!
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, and front-wheel drive vehicles have differing tire wear patterns and rates.
  • Type of tire: High-performance tires have extra grip but may wear faster than all-season tires, which have less rolling resistance. The same can be said for winter/snow tires.
  • Road conditions: Do you off-road frequently in Gardner or Springhill? If so, there’s a good chance your tires won’t last nearly as long as 50,000 miles. The same goes for if you frequently drive on rough roads.
  • Terrain: Hilly terrain and extra friction can put more stress on your tires, causing them to wear more quickly than they might otherwise.
  • Driving habits: Having a heavy foot when cruising Olathe is a surefire way to reduce how long your tires last.

Tire Care Tips For Long-Lasting Tires

There are many things you can do to ensure that your tires last longer. Here are some noteworthy ones:

  • Frequently inspect tire tread depth.
  • Rotate your tires when your oil is changed for more even distribution of tire wear.
  • Inspect for proper air pressure when you fill your gas tank, as many gas stations have tire inflation stations for your easy use.
  • Bring your vehicle in for regularly scheduled maintenance at the Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram service center.

Take Care of Your Tires with Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

We here at Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram have all your car repair & maintenance needs covered! Now that you know more about how many miles tires do in fact last vs. how many miles they should theoretically last, we invite you to check out our other service tips. We’re here to help you make the most of your vehicle ownership or leasing experience in Olathe!

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