Submitted by yodasminion on June 24, 2013
Yes, I know how you drive can drastically affect tire life, and I hear some folks have had unexpected surprises, but I'm curious how long a normal set of these tires is expected to last assuming I drive normally? I find it odd that people are saying 10-15K miles in some cases; my dad just bought a Ford Focus ST, and he expects his tires to get 15-20K, and they're rated 240. What's the rating on the factory issue tires, and how many miles does that translate to? I see lots of 480 and even 500-540 tires online for $160-200/tire, which is barely more expensive than the mid-range tires (540) I currently have on my Honda Civic, and those go for 60K miles.