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Old 15 Jan 2011, 12:31 pm
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Default The dealer says my tires on my Honda 2008 civic need replacing at 32000 miles?

I thought tires had a greater tread life like around 50000 miles or more
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Old 15 Jan 2011, 12:46 pm
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usually not the standard tires the car comes with theyre pretty cheap
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Old 15 Jan 2011, 01:01 pm
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depending on how you drive, temperature etc, and there are tires out there rated for 20000 miles

so just buy tires
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Old 15 Jan 2011, 01:16 pm
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The dealer would say you need an a new engine every 5000 miles. While you car might just look at the tread on the tire and on the inside of the tires to make sure they aren't torn through.
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Old 15 Jan 2011, 01:31 pm
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I wouldn't buy tires at the dealer you can get a better deal at most tire shops. It is possible to wear tires out at 32000 miles I would get a second opinion if needed replace the tires and get a alignment to make sure your next set lasts longer.
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Old 15 Jan 2011, 01:46 pm
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32000 miles is about normal for tire replacement.

Shop around, you may be able to get a much better price that the dealer is quoting you. You can order tires on line, or find a tire dealer with better prices.
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Old 15 Jan 2011, 02:01 pm
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Tires become unsafe/illegal with less than 2/32 of tread depth on them. If you are up in the frozen tundra(up north where it gets snow then they need changed even sooner. Don't buy tires at a dealer, go to a tire shop for better prices.
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Old 15 Jan 2011, 02:16 pm
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Most OEM tires suck and wear out in no time. Manufactures use them because they are cheap. Shop around for something better. You will have no problem finding better tires that last longer.
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Old 15 Jan 2011, 02:31 pm
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It really depends on how you drive. Dont believe your dealer, they will put doubt in your mind about the car being safe just so they can milk more money out of you. The simple way is to check it yourself (4 - 6 times a year would be sufficient). With a car of that age the tyres will only need replacing if the tread is illegal. In other cases where a car has been stood/stored for a long amount of time then the sidewall can crack or bulge making the car unsafe to drive but I would highly doubt that is the case with your 2008 car.

Check out this video on examining tyre tread depth

Also making sure you fill the tyres with the correct air pressure will prelong the use of your tyres and keep your fuel bills down. It should say on the side of the tyre what the maximum PSI is. The correct level can be found in the manual or by contacting the dealer.

Ive noticed they are fitting tyre pressure indicators to these newer cars. Please bear in mind the cold weather can trigger the sensor to go off. If this happens my advice is to check the tyre pressure and disconnect the battery. Wait 5 mins then reconnect the battery. The light should now be out. If it doesnt go out you can put your mind to rest that the pressure is ok and its just honda trying to get you to worry so you take it to the dealership and then hit you with a huge bill for 2 or 4 tyres you do not need.

Hope that helps
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Old 15 Jan 2011, 02:46 pm
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The tires on your Civic don't (original equipment tires do not have mileage warranties and only need to last the distance it takes you to drive your new car off the lot - everything else is a bonus). 32k miles is typical for OEM tires in high performance speed ratings like your Civic has.
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