How Long Do Tires Last and When Should I Get Them Replaced?

August 17th, 2017 by

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There are a lot of important things to consider when it comes to maintaining your vehicle, but one of the most essential is to know when it’s time to replace your tires. Failure to replace your tires on time can lead to big problems, from being stuck on the side of the road to experiencing serious collisions. If you’ve been wondering if it’s time to put new tires on your Honda, check out this tire replacement guide from Bob Boyte Honda in Brandon, MS

When to Get Your Tires Replaced

There are a couple different primary factors that lead to needing to get your tires replaced:

  • Tire Tread – For a set of tires driven an average number of miles — generally around 12,000 to 15,000 miles per year — you should consider getting your tires replaced every three or four years. This can vary, though, depending on conditions and the type of tires. 
  • Rubber Compound – The breakdown of rubber compound is generally only an issue for cars that have been sitting for a long time and cars that are driven relatively few miles — less than 6,000 miles per year. If that’s the case with your vehicle, then it may be time to get the tires replaced, even if the tread looks fine.

Other Factors to Consider

There are other things to consider about the longevity of your tires, though. During hot summers around Madison, MS and the surrounding areas, tires can wear down more quickly on the hot pavement.

You also want to make sure that your tires are always properly inflated. Over-inflating or under-inflating your tires can affect their lifespan as well.

Get Your Tires Checked and Replaced

It can sometimes be difficult to know if your tires need to be replaced, which is why it’s a good idea to put it in the hands of an expert. So next time you bring your car from to Bob Boyte Honda at 2188 Highway 18 in Brandon, MS for auto service, just ask one of our certified technicians to give you an idea how many miles you have left on your current set. If it’s time for new tires, our service department will be happy to replace yours, and you can purchase new tires from our parts department. If you have any questions about your tires or auto services generally, contact our service department at (601) 591-5000.

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