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How Long Do Tires Last?

Tire wear varies based on many conditions. At minimum, it’s a good idea to have them checked every year by a service professional. Factors like driving habits, climate and road conditions all contribute to how long your tires will last. One great way to extend the life of your tires is by rotating them regularly and maintaining proper air pressure.
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Do I Need New Tires?

It’s important to regularly inspect your tires and look for worn tread depth, uneven wear, damaged valves and rocks or nails. If you feel a rough ride or experience vibrations while driving it could be a sign that your tires are worn out or damaged. If you’re not sure if your tires are worn out it might be a good idea to have them inspected by a service professional.
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How To Tell If I Need New Tires

Goodyear suggests checking your tire tread depth every 3,000 miles. Here are some ways to check if you need new tires:

Insert a penny into your tire's tread groove with Lincoln's head upside down and facing you. If you can see all of the head, your tire tread depth is less than 2/32 inch and it's time to replace your tires.



You can also check the tread wear indicator. You can find the tread wear indicator less than an inch (2/32 of an inch) from the bottom of the tread groove. When the tread wears down to become even with this level, the tire should be replaced.



Check the manufacturing date of your tires by examining the sidewalls. The manufacturing date is shown through the last four digits of the number that starts with DOT. The first two digits represent the week made and the second two represent the year made.

DOT sidewall
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When Is The Best Time To Buy Tires?

Whether your tires have worn out or it’s time for winter tires, any time is a good time to buy tires on Goodyear.com. With our simple, convenient buying process, you can order wherever and whenever you choose. Also, check out our promotions page to learn what tire deals are available.
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Ready To Buy Tires?

So do you think it’s time for new tires? At Goodyear.com we make buying easy. Find the right new tires for your vehicle today .