Tires Last Five to Ten Years: Five years is a good rule of thumb for when you should start checking your tires for wear, but if you drive well and keep good care of your vehicle’s tires, they can last up to ten years without needing to be changed.
Rotate Every 5,000 to 8,000 Miles: Every tire on your vehicle carries a different amount of weight, which causes them to wear differently. In order to maintain a balanced drive and help your tires last longer you should have them rotated about twice a year.
Practice Good Driving Habits and Proper Maintenance: Proper maintenance includes rotating regularly and keeping tire pressure at the recommended amount; meanwhile, driving habits like sudden braking and speeding will wear your tires more quickly, so be aware of your driving it you want to extend the life of your tires.
Inspect Your Tread Depth: How do you tell if your tires need to be changed? You can check the tread depth of your tires with a tread depth gauge or with a penny. To do so with a penny, just put Abraham Lincoln upside-down in between the treads of your tires; if they’ve worn down enough that you can see the tip of his head, you need a change.
As we head into winter, car tire maintenance is more important than ever on slick roads, so be careful! Get more car maintenance tips here!