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How Long Do Tires Last?

Depending on the type and quality of the tires on your car, truck, or SUV, Regina drivers can expect them to last anywhere from 25,000 kms to 80,000 kms or 3 to 4 years for most drivers. Tires represent a substantial investment, and taking good care of them will help to extend their life. Learn more about how long tires last in this guide from the experts in the Service Centre at Standard Motors.

What Determines How Long Tires Will Last?

The average life of car tires depends largely on how much you drive, as well as where and how you drive in the Saskatoon area and beyond. According to Natural Resources Canada, Office of Energy Resources, Canadian drivers average 15,200 kms a year. If that is about how much you drive, then you can expect your tires to last 3 to 4 years. It is important that you check your tire tread depth on a regular basis, maintain the correct amount of tire pressure, and keep up to date with your tire rotation schedule to ensure that you get the most out of your tires.

Additional factors that influence the life of your tires include:

  • Type of Tire: Genuine OEM high-performance winter tires will provide superior traction in snow and ice, but they can wear out faster if driven on during the summer months.
  • Treadwear Rating: The treadwear rating can give you an idea about the life expectancy of your tire treads and when you will need to replace the tires.
  • Drivetrain: The tires on all-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, and rear-wheel drive vehicles wear at different rates. Rotating your tires can help them wear more evenly, which extends their life.
  • Road Conditions: Off-roading or driving over gravel or dirt will wear down tires faster, as will frequently driving in snow, rain, or ice storms.
  • The Terrain: If you do a lot of driving in the hills, your tires will need to work harder to maintain traction, causing your tread to wear faster.
  • Your Driving habits: Frequent or sharp braking can accelerate the wear on your tires.

Tips For Long-Lasting Tires

An easy way to extend the life of your tires is to be more aware of your driving habits and have your tires rotated and aligned at the recommended intervals. Other ways to make your tires last longer include:

  • Paying close attention to any TPMS alerts and checking the tire air pressure regularly.
  • Routinely inspecting the tire tread.
  • Have your tires rotated and realigned at the proper intervals for your vehicle.
  • Make sure to keep up to date on your routine maintenance.

Looking for a new set of tires? Use our online Tire Wizard to find competitively priced tires in the Kyle area. Our parts team will be happy to help you understand what the numbers on your tires mean so you can choose the right tires for your GMC Sierra 1500, Buick Encore, or Chevy Camaro.

Rely On the Auto Care Experts at Standard Motors

Find out how long you can drive on a spare tire, and when you’re ready for your next tire rotation, wheel alignment, or an oil change, the service team at Standard Motors is here to help. We can even teach you how to change a tire and explain the difference between all-season tires vs. winter tires. Take advantage of our service specials and coupons to save on your next maintenance service, and contact our Service Centre if you have any questions.

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