Many Pleasanton drivers wonder, “how many miles do tires last?” Everyone wants the tires on their vehicle to last the ideal amount – around 50,000 miles – but sometimes the question isn’t so much “how many miles do tires last,” but “how many miles should tires last?” Read below for a helpful guide to tire life, including tips on keeping your tires in good shape, from the service team at East Bay BMW!
How Many Miles Should Tires Last? Tire Care 101
The average San Francisco driver has the means to keep their tires in good condition through following some simple maintenance tips:
Check Tire Tread Depth: Use the “penny test” or measurements to make sure your treads haven’t worn down too much.
Tire Pressure: A simple regular tire care step is checking tire pressure at a gas or service station.
Maintenance Schedule: Follow your vehicle’s maintenance schedule, which you can find online or in your handy owner’s manual.
Rotate Your Tires to prevent them from wearing out in an uneven fashion.
How Many Miles Should Tires Last? Factors to Consider
Getting to those 50,000 miles depends on a number of factors, some of which are out of your control. This is why it’s important to be aware of driving conditions, tire types, and a number of other contingencies:
Road Conditions: If it’s been a particularly rainy San Jose winter, or you’ve been taking snowy mountain trips, that’s going to affect your tires adversely.
Terrain: Driving on inclines in Dublin calls for your tires to produce more friction, wearing them down.
Type of Tire: Many people overcome some of these conditions and terrain-related obstacles through buying winter tires or high-performance tires. But sometimes high-performance tires wear out their extra grip more quickly than normal ones.
Drivetrain: Different drivetrains put pressure on different tires, affecting the ones that get more attention from, say, a front-wheel drivetrain.
Finally, it’s important to note that your driving habits have their own influence on tire life. Hitting the brakes too hard and having a lead foot on the gas is going to strain your tires.
Get Your Tire Tips with East Bay BMW
So, the answer to the question, “how many miles do tires last?” is both simple and complicated. Keep the standard number in mind as you regularly check your tires but use your judgment as they get older. Want more service tips? Check out the resources at East Bay BMW, a trusted source for Pleasanton-area drivers who want to make the most out of their vehicles. Please contact us with your questions!
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