Tire replacement question

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  1. EazyPeazy

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    I’m pushing closer to 20k miles now in my 2017 prime. Just wondering how much longer should I expect to go before tire change becomes necessary. I have been quite pleased with the overall performance of my car for almost a year.
     
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    What OEM tires do you have? Mine came with Dunlop Enasave 01 A/S. I had them on ~20K mile before this winter, and about 5/32 tread left. I can get another summer out of them but they were not good enough for the winter, so I changed to dedicated winter tires this season. Dunlop Enasave 01 A/S has only 8/32 tread when new. Excellent fuel efficiency but I would think tread life is less than 40K.
     
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    Thanks for the input. It gives me an idea anyways. My tires were some form of bridgestones which have been fine. Have been keeping service intervals regularly so they have been rotated as needed.
     
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    20k miles is nothing on tires. I would expect to get at least 40-50k miles out of my tires. The manufacturer warranty is usually at least that, some are even 60k miles. If your tires are worn at 20k something is very wrong.
     
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    I agree. I've had OE Dunlops that went past 53,000 miles & I thought, OK! Twice I had OE Hankooks that wore well to 20,000 miles. Later, the first set, wore fast & were gone by 33,000. At 20,000 miles the second set l was mounted on a lighter car & still wore out by 39,000 miles. Not a Hankook fan.
    Lately, I've been using used tires. One set of 4 used Sears MasterCraft 440 tires(cost $50), have lasted 25,000 miles with 10,000(+?) miles to go. I've had free tires that lasted 12,000 miles. All my used tires have performed well.
     
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    My Dunlops have been pretty good. They've been quiet, handle well, and don't shake (no balance and out of roundness problems). I have over 27K miles on them. Seem to be wearing well. I rotate every 5K miles.
     
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    Get a tread depth gauge:

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    That'll set you back about three or four hundred "pennies".

    Your call when you want to change. Assuming you don't have snow tires, I would change at 5/32" tread depth, remaining tread depth, bare minimum, considering your location.
     
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    If I lived in NY I would try to change my tires in the fall right before the snow flies.
     
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    I have 25K on Dunlops. The are still in good shape 6/32 on front and 5/32 on rear.
     
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    Nice! I will give it a go at some point. I know I have time before they need replacing.
     
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    They are cheap, but a little harder to find than a pressure gauge, for some reason, just not as common place.
     
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    Those tire tread gauges are a bit hard to read on my aging eyes. The same can be said about analog tire pressure gauges. I use digital tire pressure & tire tread combination gauge like this one. It works very well even in dark with LED lighted display.

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