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How Long Will Your New Tires Last?

U.S. News & World Report - Cars Logo By James MacPherson of U.S. News & World Report - Cars | Slide 1 of 14: Few people enjoy shopping for tires. The process is often time consuming and, since good tires are not cheap, costly. Faced with this reality, people in the market for new tires often have just two questions: How much will they cost and how long will they last?Tire life is influenced by many factors. Among them are the type of tire itself, the condition of the car or truck, the roads traveled, tire inflation, and the driver. Still, there are some life expectancy ranges, expressed in miles and time, that can provide guidance in predicting a tire’s useful life.The following slides will examine several different tire types and suggest a mileage range. However, as with fuel economy ratings, your results may vary.

We Examine Tire Tread Life Based on the Type of Tire You’re Buying

Few people enjoy shopping for tires. The process is often time consuming and, since good tires are not cheap, costly. Faced with this reality, people in the market for new tires often have just two questions: How much will they cost and how long will they last?

Tire life is influenced by many factors. Among them are the type of tire itself, the condition of the car or truck, the roads traveled, tire inflation, and the driver. Still, there are some life expectancy ranges, expressed in miles and time, that can provide guidance in predicting a tire’s useful life.

The following slides will examine several different tire types and suggest a mileage range. However, as with fuel economy ratings, your results may vary.

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