How often should I replace the tires on my Chevrolet vehicle?

March 25th, 2021 by

a man holding a tire by other tiresHow to extend the life of your vehicle’s tires 

How often should you replace the tires on your Chevrolet vehicle? The general rule is to pay attention to the tread depth of your vehicle’s tires. When the tires wear down, they get smoother and the depth of each track gets shorter, which means worse traction for your vehicle. Keep reading below to learn more about the lifespan of your vehicle’s tires and come into Carl Black Nashville for new tires this year. 

How can you extend the lifespan of your vehicle’s tires? 

You can extend the length of your vehicle’s tires by driving less, stopping and starting slower, driving on smooth surfaces, keeping your tires properly inflated, and getting regular tire rotations. Anything that creates friction on your vehicle’s tires will contribute to wearing them down and shortening their lifespan. This can include things such as driving on gravel, coming to a quick stop, and an imbalanced alignment of your vehicle. Regular tire rotations are one of the most important steps you can take to extend your tire’s lifespan.  

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What are signs that my vehicle needs new tires? 

You can see signs of tire wear with a visual inspection or while driving. Visually, you can see tires need to be replaced when the tread, or crevices in the tire, is less deep than the width of one penny. You can also see that tires have “bald spots” or areas where they are completely smooth, which is a sure sign that you need a replacement. While driving, you can see signs that a tire needs to be replaced in how quickly your vehicle stops and how well it navigates on slippery surfaces. If the performance of your vehicle stopping or maneuvering falls, it might be time for new tires. 

What do the numbers on my vehicle’s tires mean?

How long can I drive on one set of tires? 

All tires are different, but the general rule of thumb is a range of 25,000 to 50,000 miles. For the average person, this is between every 2 and 5 years, which is a long time to worry about them. If you’re unsure, visit us for a tire inspection. 

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