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Old 03-31-2007, 11:02 AM   #16
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Hey guys what about tires? How long should they last? I get mine rotated every oil change which for me is every 5k or so. Is that too often?
I would think that you could go an oil change with out rotating your tires, I would say you would be ok if you did it everyother oil change.
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:06 AM   #17
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Oh and for how long they should last...

If you rotate your tires regularlly then you should get the rateing that the tires are specified for. Like if you bought 60,000 mile tires well you should get that many miles atleast. Also, to check the thread on your tires do the penny trick.

Take a penny with Honest Abe's head upside down and place it between the tread on your tire. Aslong as the tread is above Abe's hair line then your tread is ok and there is still wear left on the tire. If your tire tread falls below Abes head then you will need to get new tires.
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:54 AM   #18
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Re: Auto Repair Questions

check the thermostat in the car... its an easy part to swap out yourself... remove the big hose going to the motor from the radiator and it should be the piece that the hose fits over on the engine... double check me on that but ive changed a lot of them and thats usually the case...

Matt... I don't believe in tire rotation. I don't do it. I had a set of goodyear eagles that I got on my G35 that I never once rotated and they lasted 70k miles...

Right now I have never rotated the tires on my Tundra and they have 25k on them and still look new. I rotated the tires on my older GMC and it seemed no matter what tire I put on them they would be bald by 30k miles...

Maybe no correlation there, I understand that it may just be happenstance... different tires, or the GMC chewed them up for some reason... but Im gonna stick with what works for me...
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:58 AM   #19
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As long as the tires are balanced correctly you reall shouldnt need to rotate the tires...
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As long as the tires are balanced correctly you reall shouldnt need to rotate the tires...
I concur. Also, alignment and tire pressure affect tire wear as well.
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