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Eric Niff

What does the UTQG tread wear rating mean?

My car came equipped with all-season tires. Will touring tires give longer mileage?

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They might or might not. Tire life varies among brands and tread designs. Your driving habits have a significant effect on tire life, too, as do maintenance practices and road conditions. When shopping for tires, compare warranty life and Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) treadwear ratings to determine which tires are likely to last longer than others. The treadwear rating, a three-digit number, is marked on the tire sidewall and often shown in sales literature. The numbers don’t predict exact mileage, but are relative: A tire with a treadwear rating of 300, for instance, is likely to wear twice as long as one with a 150 rating, but that isn’t guaranteed nor is any particular mileage.
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October 30th, 2009
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