How many miles should a new set of tires be good for?

Say hypothetically that the proper pressure is maintained, they aren’t driven hard, and they are driven probably 2,000 miles a month. Also the brand is a higher end like Michelin or Goodyear.

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  • Okay, tread life depends on 1. Obviously how you treat them (like you mentioned) 2. The brand name and 3. more importantly, the SPEED RATING. If you get a name brand tire (Michelin, Toyo, BF Goodrich, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Goodyear, etc.) a T or S rated tire should give you 60-70,000 miles, an H rated 50,000 and a Y or Z rated about 40,000. The higher the speed rating, the softer the rubber, the better it grips the road, the less the life of the tire(s). What size are you looking for? Lower profile tires are almost always a higher speed rating than a T or S. Talk with a tire technician, there is so much more to tires than the size. Good luck.

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  • I use to install tires years ago and the companys that make tires for famous name brands also make the same tire to off name brands but don’t charge the high name brand price.

    There are 40,000 mile tires, 80,000 mile tires, etc.

    To assure the tire last what mileage is said for that tire is hard to tell.

    As a driver just being aware how the tire is wearing, you may need to make adjustments though out the life of the tire as needed.

    As long as there’s even wear.

    Get a tire tread dept gage and learn how to use it.

    If some kind of uneven wear appears, can determine adjustments, can be air, an unlevel car, front end wear, out of alignment, shocks or struts, torsion bar, springs, a tire rotation.

    A good mechanic and/or tire shop can determine this.

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    How many miles should a new set of tires be good for?

    Say hypothetically that the proper pressure is maintained, they aren’t driven hard, and they are driven probably 2,000 miles a month. Also the brand is a higher end like Michelin or Goodyear.


    You can switch to other performance tires with mileage warranty. I use Kumho Ecsta ASX on mine, they’re rated as Ultra High Performance All Season with threadwear of 420AA. They’re extremely affordable, and I feel I’m not really compromising anything using them. I paid $89 for my 225/45/ZR17 size. I’m on my 2nd set now. My first set wore down before 30,000 miles (my fault really, bad alignment), Sears let me claim for mileage warranty, got some money back… but I felt nothing beats the value of these tires. So I got another set. I believe there may be even a rebate deal going on now ($10 back per tire).

  • Michelin used to be great tires in the 60’s, I can remember a fellow bought a brand new dodge dart GTS in 68 and he and his wife travelled all around the U.S for a year and when he traded the car in a year later it had 80,000 miles on it and the tires were only half wore out, I don’t know if michelin has the same quality now or not but you should get at least 50 to 60,000 miles out of them.

  • There are lots of variables when it comes to tire mileage which I won’t attempt to list here. However, if you keep the proper pressure and rotate them with each oil change you should get at least 36,000 miles. I’ve become a real believer in rotation. It’s not uncommon for tires to deliver over 50,000 miles under the most optimum conditions and care.

  • When you bought your tires they should have came with a warrenty. Most really good tires are 75m miles and if they are a good ply tire then they will probably last over 100m miles. Here is Michelins warrenty listings.

    Tread Design Warranted Miles

    HydroEdge™ 90,000 miles

    Destiny™ 5 80,000 miles

    Harmony™ 80,000 miles

    X®-Radial2 80,000 miles

    X®-Radial Plus™ 2 80,000 miles

    Symmetry® 65,000 miles

    Cross Terrain ™ SUV1,6 65,000 miles

    Primacy™ MXV4® 60,000 miles

    Pilot Exalto A/S3 45,000 miles

    Pilot XGTH44 45,000 miles

    Pilot XGTV44 45,000 miles

  • It depends on several things. The tires wear rating, load, condition of the suspension, alignment, correct inflation, correct rotation intervals, driving style, etc.

    The wear rating is usually determined by the tire hardness. Some tires are rated for 40,000 miles, some touring tires can be rated up to 80,000 miles.

    Vehicle maintenance and driving style will determine if you actually achieve the wear rating of the tire.

  • Tire life varies widely depending on the tire (not talking about the brand, but the design of the tire itself), where you drive, and your driving habits (along with proper upkeep and rotations like you mentioned).

    Tire companies make a variety of tires designed with different treadlife depending on the tire’s purpose (“sports car tires” grip better but have shorter treadlife etc.,). Tires have a “treadwear” number on the sidewalls to give a rough indication of how long the tire will last. The higher the number, the longer it should last.

    For example, the tires on one of my cars (cheap Fuzion HRi’s) have a treadwear rating of 400. Driving mostly highway miles, I currently have 55,000 miles on them and they are about 5000 miles from needing to be replaced. My last set of tires had a treadwear rating of 300 (Goodyears) and I got only 50,000 miles out of them before they were totally spent doing the same driving.

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