How often should one expect to replace tires?

Discussion in 'Prius c Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by 65mpg_utahn, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. 65mpg_utahn

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    I just bought my 2014 Prius C, it already had 33k miles on it and the tires looked like the tread was less than normal. I am sure with road conditions, driving habits, weather, etc. etc. each Prius is different. Maybe I don't know what to expect as my wheels are alloy versus hub cap and different wheelbases with premium wheels versus big tires.

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    I expect tires to last anywhere from 25000 to 100000 miles depending on too many factors for me to list. On average, though, I expect 40k miles for most people. So what you are seeing is what I expect for average 15000 mile a year driving.
     
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    Tires have wear bar indicator. Google it ! Tires also have a shelf life ! Each tire has manufacturing date on them . Performace degrades with age and become hazard .
     
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    This car seems to chew through the fronts... My Civic on the other hand.. the front/rear wear almost evenly.

    Depends on how many of your miles are city and how many are highway.

    If you rotate religiously, I imagine you can get about 60-70K out of the OEM, give or take.

    If you don't rotate, I bet you can get twice the miles out of the rears.

    I'm lazy, so I expect to change the fronts, while changing the rears every 2nd front set.
     
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    and keep up with alignments.
     
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    Not to revive a dead thread, but I rotate every 5k miles and I made it 65k on the OEM tires.
     
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