Q: How often should I replace my tires?

asked by on

How often should I replace my tires?

Eventually, the time will come when you have to replace your tires. No matter how gentle you are, you just can’t make them last forever. When that day rolls around, make sure you do things right. What does that mean? Here’s what you should know:

  • Use the right size tire. If you’re not sure what tire size you need, check the driver side door placard.

  • Use all the same type tires. It can be very easy to replace just one tire (maybe you’ve had a blowout and three tires are still in great shape). Never mix tire types (bias and radial).

  • Use tires with the same ratings. Double check the load rating, speed rating and PSI of your old tires, and make sure your new ones are the same.

If you have to replace a wheel, make sure the replacement is the same size (buying an authentic Honda wheel is recommended), and that it supports TPMS.

Tips

  • If you don’t replace your tires with tires of the same type and ratings, it’s possible that your TPMS will have skewed readings.

  • Your TPMS system requires a TPMS-compliant wheel – the system works with a special valve stem and sensor.

  • Try to replace all four tires at the same time, rather than one or two at a time.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. How often should I replace my tires?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Brakes noise

A scratching or scraping noise when hitting the brakes is the first sign that your brakes are worn out and may have hit "metal to metal", meaning there is no brake pad left and you need new brake pads. A...

Q: Q: where is the thermostat housing?

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Pontiac G6. To replace your thermostat, all you have to do is follow the upper radiator hose to the left side of the motor, above the A/C compressor, and you will see the...

Q: my husband rotated my tires yesterday, today my steering wheel shakes

Hello. This could be a variety of potential issues. First, I would suggest checking the tire pressure in all four tires to be sure they all have the proper air pressure as on tire that may be out of balance...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.