Q: How often should I replace my tires?

asked by on December 15, 2015

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

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

How do I make a call with the HandsFreeLink?

There are two ways to make a call using the HandsFreeLink® (HFL). You can either say a phone number, or you can call a number programmed into the HFL system. To make a call to a phone number: ...

Can I disable Bluetooth on a 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback 2017

Hi there - yes, Bluetooth can be disabled on this vehicle if you happen to purchase a model with that feature. It is part of the infotainment system (integrated radio, navigation, etc.). And yes, you can still buy models of...

Rattling noise on the front, right side.

There are a few things that may cause this type of noise. A loose panel like a splash guard or exhaust heat shield may rattle as the vehicle moves. The sway bar end links are another common spot for rattles....

Related articles

What Components of the Suspension or Steering Systems Are Prone to Fail?
In In automotive usage, the term "suspension" refers to all of the parts that connect the vehicle to the road. Every car, truck, and utility vehicle has a suspension that is designed to do three things: Support the vehicle...
Why Are My Tires Wearing Out Faster Than Normal?
If If you noticed that one or more of your tires are exhibiting signs of abnormal wear or is wearing out at a suspiciously fast rate, it may be a sign that there are other problems with your vehicle. Your...
Top 10 Tire Safety Issues Every Car Owner Needs to Know
Car tires are vulnerable to punctures, flats, and other failures. If you see underinflation, overinflation, or uneven tire wear, get it it inspected.