How Many Miles Do Tires Last?

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How many miles should tires last? On average, tires tend to expire after about 50,000 miles on the roads of Painesville or Willoughby—and if you drive about as much as the average driver in Ohio, you should be replacing your tires roughly once every four years. However, this isn’t the whole story.

 

 

How many miles do tires last in reality? It depends on a multitude of factors, including how you drive and how well you keep up with your maintenance schedule. Find out how to maximize the lifespan of your Honda tires by reading on, and remember that we can help with any and all of your tire service needs.

When Should Tires Be Replaced?

We’ll inspect your tires whenever you schedule service—but since you should be checking your tire pressure at least once a month, you’re going to get up close and personal with your tires much more often than our team.

When should tires be replaced? The answer given by the U.S. Department of Transportation is applicable in all cases: tires need to be replaced when the tread depth reaches 2/32 of an inch or less! (For reference, tires generally have 10/32 or 11/32 inches of tread depth when purchased brand new.)

Most modern tires include tread wear bars that sit flush with the tire’s edge when it’s time to schedule service, but you can purchase a tread wear gauge at our parts department if your tires lack this feature.

How to Maximize the Lifespan of Your Tires

Honda tires are always made to last—but Eastlake-area drivers who take good care of their tires can expect their money to go even further. Here are a few of the top tips from our service experts:

  • Make sure that your tires are inflated to the correct pressure.
  • Schedule regular tire rotations to even out the wear that accrues naturally—otherwise, you’ll find that some tires wear down more quickly than others.
  • When you schedule tire rotation, ask us to realign and balance your wheels.
  • Try to stick to fresh pavement, and stay away from roads where dirt, gravel, or construction work will take an extra toll on your tires.
  • Accelerate only as needed and let yourself coast to a stop whenever possible. If you’re constantly speeding up and riding the brakes, your tires will work harder than necessary.
  • High-performance tires have more traction, and as a result, they tend to wear down more quickly than other types of tires. You should also choose the right tires for each season.

For more information on Honda tire care, feel free to reach out to our service team. If you’re due for a new set of tires, make sure to check out our current parts specials, too!

Find the Answers to Your Questions with Honda of Mentor

While you’re here, explore our other service tips and tricks to learn more about the care that your vehicle deserves. You can also reach out directly at 440-595-5762!

 

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