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How many miles do the stock tires last?

2015 Mazda3i Sport Hatchback (automatic).
I'm at 35k miles now.

Want to know how many miles the stock tires usually last so I can plan/budget for replacements.

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That all depends on driving habits/environment, and so much more including, at least, all of the following. If one drives with a lot of zoom-zoom on lots of curvy roads, far different from a gentle driver driving most of his/her miles on straight interstates. Also, quality of roads make a difference as their pavement (or lack thereof), has different abrasion characteristics. Another major factor is track time or lack thereof. As is whether the car has been kept in proper alignment and the tires rotated at recommended intervals. Has the owner keep their tires properly inflated or being casual about that? Sorry too many variables to answer your question. However, I bet that someone on this forum has gotten 60K from stock tires, while someone else had to replace them at below 20K.
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2015 Mazda3i Sport Hatchback (automatic).
I'm at 35k miles now.

Want to know how many miles the stock tires usually last so I can plan/budget for replacements.
They last as long as they last. When they wear out they are done. How worn are they now?
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Zero, had the dealer put on Michelins
LOVE your post. I am LOL. Thanks @BearlyHere .

And BTW, I am going to do almost exactly the same -- though my stock tires will last the 1.9 miles until I drive over to Discount Tire where my Michelins will be waiting.

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I'm at 32k and just rotated the tires yesterday (I do my own rotations)
They still have some meat left on them before they hit the wear bars and are wearing evenly for the most part
The outside of each tire is ever so slightly more worn than the inside, I had to look at it closely to even notice

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Mine will hit the wear bars at 44K, but I'm pretty sure I've got different tires than you do. If you determine your present tread depth and then do the math, you can calculate how much longer yours are likely to last.
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Most U.S. states require 2/32's (1.59 mm) of tread left to drive on public roads. I am more conservative, for I never know when I have to do an instantaneous lane change to avoid a jerk driver who is about to hit me; or to avoid running into a brand new 10" pothole; or encounter unexpected water flowing across the roadway; or to avoid a sharp piece of metal kicked into my lane. Also, the deeper our treat depth, the greater the percentage chances of not having a flat tire when we run over sharp things in our path.

I find these two charts illuminating, and why I replace my tires at about 4/32's (3.18 mm). FWIW, new street tires average about 10-11/32's (8 mm) in tread depth.
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My tires are BRIDGESTONE ECOPIA EP422 PLUS.
Rated for 70k miles. Do they actually last that long?

any easy way to determine how much tread (x/32") I have left?

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I have 110,000 KM's on my car at the moment, but I switch between those and winters. Had the car since early 2015, so approximately have about 75k KM's on the originals.

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