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You’re a more comfortable, confident driver when your tires are in good condition. After all, since your tires connect your vehicle to the road, they impact acceleration, braking, handling and performance.
It would be nice if there was a simple response, but there isn’t. Similarly, the answer to, “How many miles do tires last?” depends on many factors, including:
Therefore, it makes sense to stay on top of tire care. By doing these two things regularly, you’ll be aware of the condition of your tires and maybe even prolong their life. After all, good tires are expensive. You want to get all you can from them for as long as you can!
1. Tire DIY
2. Tire rotation
It can help ensure even wear on all your tires. Remember, tires wear differently depending on their position on your vehicle. For example, the tires on the front of a Front-While Drive (FWD) vehicle take a greater portion of the torque and friction needed to turn, accelerate, and brake. On vehicles with All Wheel Drive (AWD), evenly worn tires reduce stress on the drivetrain. When your tires are rotated regularly, you’ll find you like the answer to, “How long do tires last?” better because life can be extended, and performance will be enhanced.
While we can’t give you a definitive answer to, “How many miles do tires last?” we can be more certain about, “How often is a tire rotation recommended?” Tire rotation should be done every 5,000 to 8,000 miles — or as often as the manufacturer specifies in the owner’s manual. Many drivers find it convenient to have their tires rotated when they visit Jiffy Lube for an oil change.
Here’s what to expect when you bring your vehicle to one of 2,000 Jiffy Lube locations for tire rotation:
When the wheels are out of balance, you may notice shakes or vibrations that interfere with your smooth ride. If the Jiffy Lube technician detects that your wheels require balancing, it will be brought to your attention and, for your convenience, it can be done during the same visit as the tire rotation. But rest assured, no work will be done without your knowledge and permission.
That’s why we’re glad you came here when you asked, “How long do tires last?” We hope you’ll come into Jiffy Lube when you need a flat repaired, or new tires installed, or tire rotation and wheel balancing.
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Please note: Not all services are offered at all Jiffy Lube service centers. Please call ahead or check jiffylube.com to ensure the service is available.