How Many Miles Do Tires Last?

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While you surely want a vehicle that can hold up for years to come, one thing you might have to replace is your set of tires to make sure that they’re staying fresh and keeping you safe. But you might be wondering, how long do tires last on Chatham roads? Are there any tricks to give you long life on your tires?



Most tires last around 50,000 miles when properly rotated, so you don’t have to worry about purchasing a new single tire every so often; instead, you can get a new set when the time is right. There are also many ways you can ensure your tires stay in optimal shape for as long as possible. Learn more about how to make your tires last longer with the service experts at Green Dodge today!

What Causes Tire Tread Wear?

So what causes your tire treads to wear down over time? This can be attributed to several things, such as

  • Inner & Outer Tread Wear: Also known as “toe wear” or “camber wear,” excess wear on the inner or outer part of the tire often points to tire misalignment.
  • Center Wear: The tire is probably over-inflated. Check your owner’s manual for the correct PSI.
  • Edge Wear: Underinflation is likely the culprit.
  • Cupping Wear: Cupping wear is diagonal scalloping of the tire. This indicates a serious issue with the suspension system, and you should schedule a service appointment without delay.
  • Patchy Wear: If the tread wear on your tires is showing up in patches, they’re likely out of balance, and it’s time to see a mechanic.

How to Make Your Tires Last Longer

Now that you know what affects the long life of your tires, here’s some vital information on how to make your tires last longer on Rochester below:

  • Check Your Tire Pressure Monthly – Tires can lose up to a pound per square inch of air pressure each month. It’s best to keep them at the correct levels using your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). In the winter, they could lose more, and the summer will cause them to gain more.
  • Rotate Your Tires Every 5,000 Miles – Tires don’t wear evenly, especially if you have a model with all-wheel drive. Rotating the tires allows the ones working the hardest to take a break.
  • Get Your Tires Balanced – After your tires are rotated, make sure to have them balanced. If the weight is distributed to one wheel more than the other, this could also create uneven wear.
  • Check the Vehicle Alignment Twice Yearly – If your wheels are misaligned, they’ll wear out a lot faster. This is easy to notice as the steering wheel may shake. This can happen over time or if you hit the edge of a curb or a pothole. Be sure to watch for the signs.

How Long Can You Drive on a Spare Tire?

On the occasion that you have a flat tire on Decatur roads, you’ll want to know how long you can drive with a spare tire. Take into consideration the type of spare tire you have on hand, as seen below, but be sure to have it replaced as soon as possible.

  • Full-Size spare tire: You may safely drive with this tire, but get it changed as soon as you can as it is not likely the same brand as your other tires, which can cause damage over time.
  • Space saver or “donut” spare tire: Drive no longer than 70 miles and don’t exceed 50 mph.
  • Run-flat spare tire: If your vehicle has run-flat tires instead of an extra spare, you can drive about 50 miles after the tire is punctured.

Shop for New Tires at Green Dodge

Now that you know how to give you longer life on your tires and when it’s time for a new set, see how our service team can keep you moving on Springfield. Shop new tires for sale at Green Dodge and save on maintenance when you take advantage of our rotating service specials. You can also order OEM parts online right from home and have them ready for your next visit. Contact us today for more information and to schedule an appointment at our service center today


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