Do I need New Tires?
We hear this a lot from our customers and with a few tips and a little practice you can become knowledgeable about your tires, how they wear and when it might be time to replace them.
There is now way to tell exactly how long tires will last because there are a lot of factors that go into tread wear. The approximation when you buy new tires whether they are 40k, 50k or sixty-thousand mile tires is just a best-case scenario for what you can expect out of the tire. The lifespan and mileage of a tire depends on a combination of factors including; the tire design, driving habits, the climate, the road conditions and the care that is put into maintaining the tires.
Considerations and Tips
Keep five years in Mind
After five years or more of use, your tires should be inspected at least once per year by a Midway Motors professional. *If you have your regular vehicle maintenance through our service center your tires will be checked for wear and life at every oil change visit.
Ten years at the Max
If your tires haven't been replaced 10 years after their date of manufacture, it is recommended by most manufacturers that they be replaced as a precaution. Even if they appear to be in good condition and have not worn down to the tread wear indicators. Don't forget about your spare tire, this includes it as well.
Proper care expands a Tire's Lifespan
You can increase your tire's longevity and performance by maintaining the correct air pressure, performing regular tire rotations and recommended vehicle maintenance. To check the manufacturing date look for the DOT number on your sidewall.
Tire Wear Issues to Watch For