Tire Services

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How many miles will I get on my tires?

There are many factors that affect the tread life of your tires: tread compounds, construction features, vehicle application, tire maintenance, geographic conditions, atmospheric conditions, driving habits, etc. Take special care when braking, accelerating, and cornering, to increase the life of the tires.

Regular rotation extends the life of your tires, saving you time and money in the long run. For rotation, each tire and wheel is removed from your vehicle and moved to a different position. This ensures that all of the tires wear evenly and last longer. If no period is specified in your owner's manual, the tires should be rotated every 6,000-8,000 miles.

A Tire Replacement Guide

A good starting point in any discussion about tires is; when should they be replaced? The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 109 was implemented in 1968. Among other things, it required that "wear bars" be molded into the tire tread to show when the tread wore down to 2/32 of an inch. When the wear bar is even with the tread the tires are considered to be worn out.

Another way to measure tread depth is the old penny test. Here you hold a penny in the tread with Lincoln's head toward the center. If all of old Abe's head can be seen, the tread is 2/32" or less.