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how many miles would you normally get on a set of tires

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Denise Koeth, Managing Editor at Tire Review Magazine I'm going to need some more information first. What brand(s) of tires are you wondering about? And are you thinking of a certain tire within that brand? Also where do you live...warmer or colder temperatures? And are we talking touring, high performance, all-terrain tires, etc.? Different types of tires are made for different uses, and different brands have levels of quality that make some last much, much longer than others. I'd be happy to answer your question if you can narrow down some of the above information.

Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Hi Barbara, The amount of wear you get on a tire depends on a number of things. 1. The type of tire: Is it a high performance tire, summer only tire, all-season tire, winter tire, etc. Some tires will come with a warranty that will give you an approx. amount of miles the tire will last. 2. Make sure the vehicle is in correct alignment. If it isn't, then the tires will wear out much faster. 3. Your driving style will make a huge difference on how long your tires will last for. If you zoom around and slam on the brakes to stop you will wear your tires. If you drive on dirt roads, roads full of pot holes you will wear your tires faster. 4. What make and model you are driving also makes a difference. There are some vehicles that seem to eat tires while others get more miles per tires then average. So you can see, there is no normal when it comes to how many miles you get out of the word tires. All My Best, Amy Mattinat

Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Barbara, Mileage on tires depend on the individual manufacturer. Original tires from the factory have an average life of about 30k miles if rotated every other oil change (every 6k miles). Other factors wear tread faster i.e., lack of rotation, out of alignment. When shopping for new tires make sure you have a statement on the mileage warranty. AJ Pierce

Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Barbara, Here are 2 websites that will tell you more than you ever wanted to know about tires! www.tirerack.com http://auto.howstuffworks.com/tire.htm Good luck. Lori Johnson www.ladiesstartyourengines.net

Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management Barbara, There are a lot of factors that go in to tire life. Tire composition is a big one. Some tires are harder than others and therefore, last longer. There is a tread wear number on tires that is a government regulated number to help indicate how quickly the tires will wear. The higher the number, the longer the tires should last. Also, always keep your tires inflated to the correct pressure for your vehicle. You can find the correct psi for your front and rear tires (they may be different) in the drivers side door on a sticker or plaque. Always rotate your tires to help prevent tire wear also. Usually, a good schedule is every other oil change. Suzanne

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