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Old 06-26-2019, 12:14 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Shaneajanderson View Post
intriguing. I guess intuitively it makes sense that doing a lot of cornering in town would wear them out faster, but I never would have guessed it would be that much faster.
Shortly after the conference call mentioned above, I calculated the turns-per-mile for my commute to work - about 1 turn per mile.

I just calculated what the mail carrier would do around the subdivision: 8 turns per mile.

We're talking orders of magnitude differences.

So, you may ask, how do tire manufacturers deal with this phenomenon relative to their mileage warranties.

It's a matter of the risk. How much is it going to cost to warrant the mileage on a tire at one level, compared to another? Just an FYI, the risk (cost) is generally so low it hardly matters. It's a wonder that tire mileage warranties aren't all outrageous.

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