It might be getting to that time when your tire treads are starting to look a little worse for wear, and you’re wondering when you should consider replacements. After working with so many MA and NH residents who have told us their driving horror stories while shopping for used auto parts, we want to help our customers to be safe on the road as we move into the colder seasons by offering a little advice about their tires.
So, how long do tires typically last?
According to the Federal Highway Administration, American drivers log anywhere from 14,000-15,000 miles per year on average. Many new tires on the market will last around 60,000, which means their lifespan is anywhere from 3-4 years. This number can vary if you utilize the proper maintenance to preserve your tires, such as appropriate pressure, alignments, and tire rotations.
How much does a new set of tires cost?
Unfortunately, unpredicted tire replacement can be a hit to your budget- especially if you buy new. According to Angie’s List, drivers pay an average of $637 to replace their tires. There are some discounts offered when you purchase tires in pairs or sets, but shelling out that kind of money without warning can be extremely difficult. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the brand, type, and size of tire you buy.
With the winter on its way, tire replacement might be the safest option for you, but the investment can put a dent in your wallet. Fortunately, there are reputable auto salvage yards out there who have used tires that will fit the bill. Atlantic Salvage is dedicated to providing you affordable quality used parts so you can back on the road with peace of mind.
With more questions about our used auto parts, please contact Atlantic Salvage today by calling (800) 225-0812.