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Old 04-01-2013, 07:05 AM
 
Location: says MA on my license but can be found wandering the beaches of RI
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How often would you say, on average, do tires get replaced in Florida? I would imagine the wear differs due to the pavement being heated alot (aside from the heavy traffic and/or city driving which would be in most areas) due to the climate.

Also, most tires I've had have been, at the very least, all-season tires but also wondering if you need to purchase tires with a greater tire thread depth because of the heat?
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Any Beach/FL
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I think we do better than the snow people,,, salt etc for ice, I do 60K easy.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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The roads down here seem to be in better condition than what I what I have encountered up north. I think it will be a non-issue.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: says MA on my license but can be found wandering the beaches of RI
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This is very good news. Thank you for the input

There are so many roads in disrepair up here and I'm not kidding when I say some of them is like driving over a series of moguls. This time of year is always really bad due to the frost heaves.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:39 PM
 
Location: N.H Gods Country
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Those roads are nice and smooth but they really should learn how to put a good crown in them. With those heavy rains there, a lot of the roads seem to puddle up and not drain very well.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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How often would you say, on average, do tires get replaced in Florida? I would imagine the wear differs due to the pavement being heated alot (aside from the heavy traffic and/or city driving which would be in most areas) due to the climate.

Also, most tires I've had have been, at the very least, all-season tires but also wondering if you need to purchase tires with a greater tire thread depth because of the heat?

In Alaska we would have summer tires and winter tires with studs. Our tires have been wearing well down here. I made sure to buy something that was more of a rain tire. But remember... if you ever plan on driving up north with your vehicle when there could be ice or snow.. be sure to buy a good all season tire.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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How often would you say, on average, do tires get replaced in Florida? I would imagine the wear differs due to the pavement being heated alot (aside from the heavy traffic and/or city driving which would be in most areas) due to the climate.

Also, most tires I've had have been, at the very least, all-season tires but also wondering if you need to purchase tires with a greater tire thread depth because of the heat?
All-season tires work great here and make sure you get ones that are highly rated for wet traction (tirerack.com has lots of reviews). Tire wear isn't too bad as every tire I've had (save for ones on my sporty cars I've driven hard) have lasted as long as expected. Just replaced original tires on our 2011 Honda CR-V at 38k miles. If you need a set of all-seasons I HIGHLY recommend the Firestone Destination LE2. It's pretty much the highest rated in its class and for good reason. These tires felt glued to the road in the rain, unlike the factory Continentals. The Firestones are rated for 60K miles and have warranty for that long.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: says MA on my license but can be found wandering the beaches of RI
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In Alaska we would have summer tires and winter tires with studs. Our tires have been wearing well down here. I made sure to buy something that was more of a rain tire. But remember... if you ever plan on driving up north with your vehicle when there could be ice or snow.. be sure to buy a good all season tire.
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All-season tires work great here and make sure you get ones that are highly rated for wet traction (tirerack.com has lots of reviews). Tire wear isn't too bad as every tire I've had (save for ones on my sporty cars I've driven hard) have lasted as long as expected. Just replaced original tires on our 2011 Honda CR-V at 38k miles. If you need a set of all-seasons I HIGHLY recommend the Firestone Destination LE2. It's pretty much the highest rated in its class and for good reason. These tires felt glued to the road in the rain, unlike the factory Continentals. The Firestones are rated for 60K miles and have warranty for that long.
Awesome info, thank you. I can sometimes be blamed as being a typical female when it comes to the upkeep of a vehicle but the older I get, the more I pay attention to maintenance and how important it is. I would love the tires I have now to last me 'til I get down there but we shall see...
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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Personally I buy Michelin and typically get 60-80k out of them.

One thing people tell me is car batteries don't last.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:15 PM
 
Location: N.H Gods Country
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Personally I buy Michelin and typically get 60-80k out of them.

One thing people tell me is car batteries don't last.
I know that motorcycle batteries don't last long.The heat cooks them. I used to replace mine every two years and save the old one for the lawnmower.I did that on the advice of the mechanic at the bike shop. Dashboards and headliners take a beating also. One of those reflective things in the windshield doesen't hurt.
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