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Tires In normal driving conditions how many miles is the average life for a set of tires?

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6000 to 10000 for the rear. Depends on tire brand. Front tire will last 1 1/2 to 2 times the mileage for the rear (usually). If you ride hard and fast these machines will eat up the rear tires due to the high torque output of the engine. Going to the "darkside" using a car tire on the rear will double or triple the expected mileage of the rear tire, but there are handling concerns using a car tire on a Valkyrie.

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I was told about 8k but I got 14k out of mine and they appeared to have plenty of life left in them when I sold it.

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If these are performance Eagle tires, then they have a very soft tread to allow excellent handling. Lower profile tires also wear faster as they have less sidewall flex. If you look up the tire in Goodyear's listing and find it has no treadwear warranty, then it is because it is a performance tire and as such will wear out based upon the driving style used on it. Fast cornering and quick start/stops wear tires out fast under any condition, but performance tires often don't see more than 10-20k miles depending upon the driver. You pay for performance.

Nov 24, 2015 | Eagle Cars & Trucks


Saving Your Tires

The largest vehicle expense short of a catastrophic mechanical failure can be the purchase of tires. After spending anywhere from a few hundred dollars to upwards in the thousands for tires why not protect your investment? Many tire stores offer packages for road hazard situations which usually covers tire repairs and lifetime rotate and balance as well as proration of the tire if tire becomes unrepairable.Ask your tire dealer what their road hazard packages cover? Some tire dealers even offer lifetime alignment or extended alignment service packages.

One of the most common cause for tire failure is improper inflation.Underinflated tires can cause excessive flexing of the sidewall causing the rolling resistance to increase (friction) and can not dissipate heat the way it was intended.This can lead to blow outs or tread separations.Overinflated tires can wear out the center tread and allow to much pressure to build up and cause a tire to blow out. Most vehicles have a placard in a door jam or glove
box that states what manufacturer suggests what the air pressure should be set to.If unable to locate the placard the owners manual contains the same information.This is what the air pressure should be set to.Tires have a maximum pressure printed on the sidewall this is more to advise what the tire can handle not a guideline for inflation.

A long term sign of an under inflated tire is inner and outer edge wear this causes the tire to not roll evenly across the road surface and puts the vehicles weight on the edges of the tire. An overinflated tire will
cause the the center tread of the tire to wear out.

You purchased a tire rated for 60000 miles and it only lasted for 30000? The reason for this is usually due to lack of tire rotation so the drive tires end up wearing out faster then the non drive tires. Proper tire
maintenance is the key to longevity of your tires.Most importantly proper tire pressure.Most manufacturers recommend tire rotations between 5000-7500 following this will maximize the life of your tires.Tire rotation
procedure can vary from a front wheel drive (FWD), rear wheel drive (RWD),all wheel drive (AWD), or four drive (4WD) your owners manual should tell you the best way to have your tire rotated for your vehicle. At one time it was suggested to never cross rotate tires due to damage occurring this is no longer the case. Advancements in tire technology has changed this so cross rotating is now a regular practice. There are some exceptions such as performance rated directional tires designed to only be mounted one way on the vehicle left or right side these can
only be rotated front to back.Some vehicle are now stock with different size front and rear tires so rotating
really is not an option.

After your tire replacement or rotation an alignment is a large a key to tire longevity and avoiding premature tire wear. In a perfect world there are no pot holes in the roads or curbs to hit but we all know that is not reality.These things can easily cause one of the alignment angles to go out of specification drastically reducing tire life. I mentioned earlier that some shops offer a lifetime or an extended alignment service plan this
is definitely a great option depending on what your intentions with the vehicle are.This can save you you a lot of money in the long run.About once a year or every 12000 miles you should have the alignment checked and set if needed even sooner if you commonly are hitting potholes and curbs.

Following these simple rules will allow you to get the maximum mileage from your tires.

on Jun 13, 2010 | Pontiac Grand Prix Cars & Trucks

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What causes front tire wear on inside & outside edges

Under inflation. When the tire doesn't have enough air pressure, the center tends to be pushed up from the road. Thus causing outer wear on both sides. alignment problems cause wear on one side or the other. Over inflation causes the center of the tire to wear .

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Why are tires that have flat spots from sitting over a year not safe to drive on?

Any imperfections or flat spots will be worked out after you drive a few miles to get some heat into them. Some tires even develop flat spots overnight. It's normal for pretty much all tires...Keep driving on them, may take 500 miles of easy driving...It may make you nuts listening to the noise until they round out after some driving...saailer

Jul 11, 2014 | 2003 Toyota Corolla

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I have a 2010 Ford Focus Zetec S,it has Continental Sport Contact 2 tyres,what mileage would you expect out of these before needing to change them

Tires are a hard thing to really gauge as far as longevity.You will get all kinds of responses on how long your tires will last or should last. Its kind of like talking about religion or politics. Everyone has there opinion.

Tire longevity first of all has a basic formula from the dealer/supplier/manufacturer. On your tires for example are about 35-50 thousand miles. But that being said is based on a lot of factors. Number one and the most Important is tire pressure being set proper and tire rotation. I personally like to rotate my tires every time I do an oil change, which is about 3 thousand miles. Lots of people say every 8 to 10 thousand mile. I disagree, I believe you can never over rotate your tires. If you buy tires for example, they will rotate them for free anytime you want them done.

Also, most tires have a ware mark on the tires itself, that when they get down to a certain level that is when it is time to buy new ones. If you get a chance , for free you can drop in a local les swaub, and they can show you where the ware mark line is, and they have a tire gauge, that gauges the tread length of how much you have left and estimate by average driving of longevity left on tire.

So, conclusion is this: trust your own judgement and make sure your rotate them often and thee air pressure is checked and filled to manufacture specks, which is on side of tire (les swab can show you this as well) and they should last the full length of the manufacture estimation for longevity.

Thank you, please rate my advice accordingly if this has helped you. Thanks Again, Mike

Sep 13, 2011 | Ford Focus Cars & Trucks

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Just recently sometimes when i turn the key nothing happens; if i do it several times it comes alive. 1992 sc300 5 speed.90,000 miles also, why do tires last less than 10,000 miles. where is best place to...

Sounds like the ignition switch is failing. Tires come in different composites for short or longer life. Cheaper tires, poor alignment and driving styles can cause early wear where as high mileage tires and easy driving with a good 4 wheel alignment can last sometimes upwards of 100,000 miles. service manuals are available online or at you local auto parts store for around $25.

Nov 15, 2009 | 1992 Lexus Sc 300

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Back end of truck feels like it is hopping around under braking. 2006 Silverado Crew Cab. Just got new tires. What else could it be?

What are the tire pressure and how many miles on your shocks??
The maximum tire pressure marked on the tire sidewall refers to the pressure required to carry the maximum load of the tire, and is generally not the same as the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure for your vehicle. To find the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle’s tires, refer to the information label, which is usually located on the edge of the driver’s door, or the door post or other conspicuous location. If you can’t find the information label, check your owner’s manual.
An overinflated tire rides on just the center portion of the tread. The smaller contact area means reduced grip on the road, leading to a harsh ride, handling issues (such as steering and stopping problems) and increased wear on tires and suspension components.
   The shock's also have an average life of around 50,000 to 80,000 miles and should be replaced by then. 
Good luck and hope this helps. Start with checking the tire pressure, keep me posted, ne glad to help friend. 

Jul 01, 2009 | 2006 Chevrolet Silverado

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Tire wear varies depending on the compond of the tire to the road conditions to the riders style. All tires have wear indicators just like car tires. You can find where they are located by looking at the edge of the tread area, they normally are marked by a triangle or a small elephant in the case of Metzler tires. You can also measure your tread depth with a penny. Rule is if you can see the top of Lincoln's head the tread depth is less than 1/32 and needs to be replaced.

Nov 20, 2008 | 1978 Honda GL 1000 (K3)

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Jackpot tires problem

If your Jackpot has a Dunlop Cruisemax on the front that's the problem. The first two Cruisemax's on the front of my Vegas had to be replaced at 6000 miles. The third tire was a Dunlop 90/90 Elite 3, that tire lasted 12,000 miles

Nov 10, 2008 | 2008 Victory Vegas Jackpot

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i would check your front struts. when your struts are bad your car will tend to pitch and roll a lot more, and even something as simple as turning a corner can activate the stabilization function. also check the recalls for the cts. there is one out there that affects the front suspension that could have a bearing on your problem.

Jul 17, 2008 | 2004 Cadillac CTS

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