How long should tires last?July 8, 2021
Unlike wine, tires do not get better with age! And, as with most car maintenance items, the true answer to this question is: it varies. Generally speaking, many tire experts agree that drivers should expect somewhere between 4-6 years of usage out of new tires.
The lifespan of a tire vastly depends on myriad factors including but not limited to: how often you drive, where you drive and the road conditions, the climate you live in, the tires’ design and quality, and how often you rotate/care for the tires.
The easiest way to get to know your tires and stay on top of necessary maintenance is to get regular service as prescribed by the manufacturer, and regularly DIY a quick check up on the health of your tires yourself. Don’t forget to regularly check all four tires’ tread depth. Using the quarter test and related rubric that we outlined in previous post here, check the tread depth on your tires.