How Many Miles Do Tires Last?

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Depending on how you drive in Kansas City, a set of Kia-approved tires should last around 50,000 miles. Find out how to make the most of your tires, and how to get the most out of them with Cable Dahmer Kia of Lee's Summit. Our service department can help you with all your tire-related questions.

Things That Affect How Long Your Tires Last

There’s not a definite answer to, “How many miles do tires last?” It’s more appropriate to ask, “How many miles should tires last?” because there are a lot of factors that can affect how many miles tires last. Here’s a look at things to consider when you’re driving in Independence:

  • Treadwear rating: Your tires come with a treadwear rating, which rates the life expectancy of the tire treads. Buying tires with a higher treadwear rating should buy you more time.
  • Type of tire: High-performance tires have extra grip but may wear faster than all-season tires which have less rolling resistance.
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive vehicles will wear tires differently than rear-wheel drive. Same with all-wheel drive. Make sure your tires are rotated in a way that makes them wear more evenly.
  • Road conditions: If you drive on dirt or gravel roads often, or if we have a particularly icy or snowy winter, your tires are going to wear out faster than if you’re driving on pavement in regular conditions.
  • Terrain: If you’re doing a lot of driving on hills, it can stress your tires.
    Driving habits: Having a lead foot on the gas and brakes will wear out your tires faster than accelerating gradually and letting coasting do some of the braking work.

How to Make Your Tires Last More Miles

No matter where you’re driving in the Raytown area, here are some things you can do to make your tires last longer:

  • Inspect for proper air pressure: You can do this when you fill your gas tank, or at home with an inexpensive tire pressure meter. Keeping your tires at the pressure recommended by the owner’s manual will add life to them.
  • Regularly inspect tire tread depth for tire tread wear.
  • Rotate your tires for more even distribution of tire wear. We can do this when you bring in your car for regular maintenance.
  • Take your vehicle in for regularly scheduled maintenance.

Take Care of Your Tires at Cable Dahmer Kia of Lee's Summit

The service department at Cable Dahmer Kia of Lee's Summit is here to help you make your tires last as long as possible. Contact us if you have any questions, and when it’s time to replace your tires, check our specials to save money!

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