Question: How often should you replace your tires?

The NHTSA recommends that tires be replaced every six years regardless of the number of miles driven. Proper inflation is the Holy Grail of tire maintenance. Too much or too little air in your tires is guaranteed to cause you trouble and uneven or excessive wear over time.

How many miles should a new set of tires last?

As a general rule, the original tires on a new vehicle or quality replacement tires should last up to 50,000 miles. However, many factors will have a significant impact on any tires life and may substantially shorten its life expectancy.

Does driving fast wear out tires?

Driving at high speeds may make you feel the thrill of an adrenaline rush, but it will also wear down your tires and your car faster. At high speeds, your tires will generate a great deal of friction with the road, as well as very high heats. Prolonged exposure to high heats will soften the rubber and weaken the tire.

Should tires be stored flat or upright?

5) If your tires are NOT mounted on rims, the best way to store them is standing upright – it puts less stress on the tires. If you have to stack your tires, try not to stack them too high to avoid them toppling over and damaging themselves.

How do you tell if you need new tires with a penny?

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What does a bad tire feel like?

Wobbling is the most obvious tire sign of a bad tire. Wobbling typically only happens at low speeds and you will physically feel the car bounce up and down and you also may see the steering wheel move. This is caused by severe separation of the internal belts.

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