How Long Do Tires Last?


If you drive a vehicle—whether it’s around Abington, Willow Grove, or Glenside, Pennsylvania, then you own a set of tires. Thus, you may be wondering, “how long do tires last?”

Today, the team at Honda of Abington is here to answer this question! In the following sections, we’ve covered the basics of tire maintenance, as well as some common signs of tire wear to look out for during your travels. Let’s get started!


Adjusting Driving Behavior

Adjusting Driving Behavior

Experts generally suggest having your vehicle’s tires inspected and possibly replaced every six years, with 10 years being the absolute maximum.

Of course, many factors can shorten this timeframe, such as road and or weather conditions. However, while you may not be able to alter the roadways or change the forecast, you can adjust your driving habits to avoid unnecessary wear and tear on your tires.

Did you know that taking a curve too fast can cause wear on the edges of your front tires? Next time a tight curve approaches, try slowing it down a notch or two. Of course, we can’t forget everyone’s favorite road obstacle, the pothole. Hitting one can cause tire leaks or even mess with your wheel alignment, so it’s best to avoid them if possible. Don’t forget that potholes can sometimes be hiding under puddles of water, too.


Tire Rotations

Importance of Tire Maintenance & Tire Rotations

Outside of adjusting your driving, keeping your tires properly maintained is another great way to prolong their life and help keep you safe and sound on the highways and byways.

One of the most common maintenance procedures is tire rotation. In this section, we’ll cover the basics and answer the most common tire rotation questions.

When Do I Get a Tire Rotation?
Mechanics recommend bringing in your vehicle for a tire rotation every six months or every 6,000 to 8,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

What Happens if I Don’t Get a Tire Rotation?
If you don’t get your tires rotated regularly, the tire treads can wear down unevenly, creating a rough and possibly unstable driving surface. This can decrease your safety on the road, particularly in inclement weather like ice or excessive heat.


How To Know When You Need New Tires

How To Know When You Need New Tires

While suggest replacing your tires every six years, there may be instances that require you to purchase new tires before those six years are up. Here are some tips and things to look out for to determine if it’s time for a new set of tires.  

Here’s a great way to check the tread of your tires, and all you need is a penny! With President Lincoln’s head pointed downwards, simply insert the coin into the grooves on your tire tread. If any of Honest Abe’s head is hidden by the tire, all is good. If you have a clear view of the top of his head, then your treads are too shallow, and it’s time to have your tires swapped out.


Stop By for Tire Maintenance & Replacement Today

Now that you know all about tire wear and tear, as well as ways to help increase the longevity of your tires, it’s time to take action.

The next time your tires need replacing or rotating, stop by Honda of Abington or schedule a maintenance appointment online. We wish you many safe and happy travels around Abington, Willow Grove, and Glenside, PA!


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