How Long Do Tires Last?

How Long Do Tires Last?

Running errands around Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Commuting to and from work in Clarksville, Indiana. Attending all the other events, appointments, and activities you have in the Louisville, Kentucky, area.

Year in and year out, the miles add up—and so does the wear that your car’s tires experience. On average, people drive about 12,000 to 15,000 miles every year. That means for most drivers, their car tires will last for three to five years.

How can you tell, though, when it‘s time to change the tires? What can you do to ensure you get the most mileage out of them? The Kia Store team is here to share those answers, so keep reading below!

What Impacts the Lifespan of Car Tires?

Lifespan of Car Tires

While some may need to be replaced sooner than others, it is important to get a gauge of how often you should be replacing the tires on your car. Everything from the type of tires your car has to the weather conditions factor into when you will need to get new tires.

If the roads you travel have potholes or you head off the paved roads onto uneven terrain, this could result in the tires wearing more quickly than if your travels are primarily on smooth, paved roadways.

To see when it is recommended to change your car’s tires, you can look at the service schedule in your car’s owner’s manual. Be sure to regularly inspect the tires too. That includes testing the depth of the tread on each tire, which can be done simply with a penny.

Place the coin into the tread, with Lincoln’s head facing down. If you can see his entire head, then it’s time to have the tires replaced, since the tread has worn past its safe threshold.

How To Get the Most Out of Your Car’s Tires

There are ways to help extend the lifespan of your car’s tires. That starts with taking care of simple maintenance tasks. You will want to constantly ensure that the tires have the right amount of air in them. Too much or too little air could mean they are wearing at a faster rate.

Also, the tires could be wearing at a different rate depending on the car you drive and the routes you take frequently. In order to keep them wearing more evenly and gradually, which can keep the tires lasting for longer, you will also want to have them rotated regularly. This quick, cost-effective service can be performed when you come in for an oil change. You can have it all done in one convenient stop.

Where Can I Get Tire Service?

Tire ServiceWith a service center here at our dealership, along with stocking tires from all the top brands, we can get to work replacing your tires as soon as you bring in your car. We have tires of varying sizes, so we can make sure your vehicle gets the right ones, whether you drive a sedan or a midsize SUV. We will make sure, too, everything is balanced and aligned after installing the new set of tires on your car.

Plus, we can also take care of your car’s tire maintenance. Is it time for a tire rotation? Do you need to have the tires filled with air and checked to make sure there isn’t a leak? We will have you in and out for the routine maintenance your car needs in a jiffy and ensure that you get the most mileage out of the tires.

Schedule Tire Service

Now that you have a better understating of how long tires last, you can make sure you have your vehicle’s tires replaced when needed to continue to safely travel along the roads of Louisville and Elizabethtown, KY, and Clarksville, IN.

Is it time for your next tire service appointment or need new tires for your car? Contact us now at The Kia Store to schedule an appointment with our service team!

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