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How Often Should You Replace Your Tires? February 11, 2020

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How Often Should You Replace Your Tires?, Kannapolis, North Carolina

Your tires keep your car moving for tens of thousands of miles. Eventually, however, all the wear and tear that takes place on the road will take its toll. Knowing when to replace your tires will help you stay safe while driving by reducing your risk for flat tires, blowouts, and other issues. 

General Guidelines For Tire Replacement

Most tires will come with an expected mileage/year lifespan from the manufacturer. For example, if your tires were rated for 60,000 miles, they should probably be replaced after you’ve driven that far on them. A good rule of thumb is to always replace tires once they’re ten years old.

tiresBecause varying road conditions can affect tire tread wear differently, it’s a good idea to routinely check your tire tread depth. A popular trick is to insert a penny into the tire tread with Abraham Lincoln’s head sticking down. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, it’s time to replace the tires.

Potential Causes of Tire Damage

Several factors can accelerate tire tread wear, requiring that you replace your tires sooner than expected. Strong sunlight, driving on rough roads, and speeding can all accelerate tread wear. If you don’t routinely check your air pressure and rotate and align your tires as recommended, you may experience uneven tread wear, which will cause some tires to expire earlier than others. Following basic maintenance guidelines and practicing defensive driving will ensure a longer life for your tires.



With a vast selection of BFGoodrich® tires and Michelin® tires, Brothers Tire Sales in Kannapolis, NC, should be your first stop when you need a new set of tires. In business since 1959, this family-owned auto shop offers fair prices and excellent service to help you keep your vehicle in top shape. To learn more about their products and services or to request a quote, visit them online or call (704) 933-2203.

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