How Many Miles Do Tires Last?

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Your tires are responsible for making sure your Salem adventures don’t end with you stuck on the side of the road by providing enough traction and grip to the road. Whether you’re using your vehicle for short trips around town, or you are regularly pushing your vehicle to the limit with curvy back roads and off-roading, your tires will wear down eventually. But how many miles do tires last? Your tire’s life expectancy depends on a number of factors; however, your tires should last around 50,000 miles. The service experts at Lum's GMC are here to take a deeper look into how many miles do tires last, and more ways for you to be prepared while you’re on the road near Newberg

Tire Life Expectancy Factors

As we mentioned, “How long can tires last?” and “How many miles should tires last?” may have different answers based on a variety of factors. The life expectancy of a tire on one Hillsboro driver’s vehicle may not last as long as another, or vice versa. So, how long do tires usually last? Let’s take a look at some factors that can affect their life span:

  • Tire Class: Sporty tires geared towards max grip will wear quicker than a tire that’s geared towards fuel efficiency.
  • Drivetrain: Whether your vehicle is front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive can also affect how your tires wear. This is because the power that is sent to the wheels varies depending on your drivetrain.
  • Usage: “How long can tires last?” is often a question our team gets asked. But truthfully, a major factor that affects tire wear is your usage. If you’re constantly going off-road, you can expect your tires to wear fast. Additionally, if you regularly encounter dirt roads or even rain, this can also affect your tire’s life span.
  • Driving Style: If you find yourself regularly accelerating or braking abruptly on your Hillsboro drives, this can wear down your tires much quicker.

How to Increase Tire Life

Now that we know the answer to “How long do tires usually last?”, are there things you can do to increase tire life? Certainly! While you’re more than welcome to schedule a service appointment to have our team inspect your tires and provide you with tips to increase your tire’s lifespan, there are simple things you can do at home as well. You won’t have to regularly ask, “How long do tires usually last?” if you stay on top of these maintenance items we recommend. Without further ado, here is how you can increase your tire’s life expectancy:

  • Ensure there is proper air pressure. Your doorjamb usually has the recommended amount of air pressure your tires need.
  • Keep an eye on your tread wear and regularly inspect your tire tread depth.
  • Continually rotate your tires to ensure they wear evenly and increase their usage.

Find More Service Tips at Lum's GMC

When you need a knowledgeable and expert service team that you know you can count on, then Lum's GMC is here to make things easy for you. We’ve got plenty of service tips and tricks for those that are fond of carrying out their own DIY service tasks at home, like how often to replace your car battery. If you have any questions, you can contact us today, and we’ll answer your questions!


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