Longest Wearing Tires

Friday, October 7, 2011 by Gary Stanley
For most drivers, long tire wear is near, or at the top of their list of requirements when shopping for tires. While a tire with a warranty of 70,000, 80,000 and even 100,000 miles is great, warranties should not be the only factor to consider when purchasing new tires. It's important to remember that warranties are limited and consumers have to complete specific maintenance requirements to keep them in force. For a better understanding on the warranties associated with each tire, read "Treadlife/Mileage Warranties."

Listed below are a few of my favorite tires that offer long treadwear while maintaining a great deal of grip and safety:

90,000 Mile Warranty or Longer

Michelin Hydroedge with Green X
Michelin HydroEdge with Green X
Hankook Optimo H727
Hankook Optimo H727

80,000-85,000 Mile Warranty

Goodyear Assurance Comfortred Touring
Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
Pirelli P4 Four Seasons
Pirelli P4 Four Seasons

70,000-75,000 Mile Warranty

General AltiMAX RT
General AltiMAX RT
Dunlop Signature
Dunlop Signature

Keep in mind, to make a warranty claim, at minimum, tires must have been rotated on schedule, you must keep records, maintain proper inflation pressure and all tires must have worn evenly. For more information, read "The Good, the Bad and the Impossible Regarding Treadlife Warranties."

Shop by vehicle to find the tire that works best for your vehicle.

Comments on Longest Wearing Tires

Sunday, April 7, 2013 by james vogel:
need to replace tires on my wifes 2006 bmw x5 3.0. whats the expected miles for the michelins that came on the car vs say a bridgestone that you would recommend. the michelins always seem to be the highest price but my sense is also that they make in general the best quality tires. your input is appreciated
Monday, April 8, 2013 by Gary:
If you're referring to the original Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus tires, most see about 40,000-50,000 miles out of a set. Two of the longer wearing highly rated tires for this vehicle would be the Pirelli Scorpion Verde A/S and Continental Cross Contact LX20.

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