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How Many Miles Can a Cadillac Escalade Last?

How Many Miles Can a Cadillac Escalade Last?


The Cadillac Escalade is among the luxury sports utility vehicles (SUVs) identified as likely to exceed the average car longevity of 200,000 miles with proper maintenance.

The SUV ranked no. 12 in a recent survey of iSeeCars, with 1.6% of models expected to exceed 200,000 miles. Honda Pilot was ahead at no. 11, with 2.4% of models expected to hit the same mark. Meanwhile, the Cadillac Escalade ESV ranked no. 14 behind the Acura MDX.

High-Mileage, Quality Brand

The Cadillac Escalade is considered a high-mileage vehicle based on the 10,000 to 12,000-miles-per-year average of many new car leases. The model clocked 13,257 miles annually, according to Motor Biscuit's 2019 list. Meanwhile, Forbes put the Cadillac Escalade's yearly mileage at 13,615 miles. 

The Escalade got high rankings from new owners based on the results of the 2020 Initial Quality Study (IQS) by automotive customer satisfaction ranker J.D. Power. In particular, the 2019 Cadillac Escalade bagged the IQS award for large premium SUV due to the fewest reported complaints per 100 owners in the first 90 days of ownership. 

Why Lifespan Matters

Even if technology has vastly improved the mechanical parts and performance of vehicles in general, it's rational to want to know how long your car will last. This is so you can determine how long you can keep it, if it's worth investing in repairs, and when you should start car shopping and finding a buyer for your old model. 

Some owners have reported owning a Cadillac Escalade for about 11 years and still loving it to this day. That's longer than the average 8.4 years of car ownership, according to iSeeCars, and within the higher end of the 9.7 to 11.4-year average of America's top 10 car models. 

With the big Caddy's depreciation estimated to be around 63% within five years, you'd want to get the most from the SUV while it's under your wing. 

Meanwhile, you can get a used Escalade in tiptop shape by finding one with a certified pre-owned (CPO) status. CPO Escalades were built from 2015 to 2019, have less than 50,000 miles on their odometers, and underwent a strict 172-point inspection.

How Tire Care Can Extend the Life of Your SUV

Your wheels are subject to a lot of wear and tear as they're the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road. They're responsible for supporting your SUV's load, changing the direction of travel, absorbing road shocks, and applying friction and braking force to sustain a grip on the road.

Your Cadillac Escalade wheels will receive plenty of care when you enroll it with the company's Tire and Wheel Protection plan that's available for new, used, and leased models. Although Cadillac has a computerized system and app to remind you about tire maintenance, it pays to know the following basics:

  1. Rotation and alignment

Your front tires supply 60% to 70% of the braking power and steering of your vehicle. Rotating your tires will evenly distribute the wear and tear of your front and rear wheels to avoid a tire blowout or other possible tire failures. Rotate your Cadillac Escalade wheels every 12,000 kilometers or 7,500 miles.

Meanwhile, tire alignment will bring your tires in their proper form to avoid steering problems. They usually go out of alignment after going through potholes and bumps.

  1. Air pressure

Manufacturers and mechanics recommend air pressure checks weekly, monthly, and before long trips. You can use a digital tire gauge and ensure your tire pressure is within the range recommended in your owner's manual (usually 30-35 pounds per square inch when parked). Under-inflated tires make your wheels work harder, resulting in excessive heat and reduced durability. 

  1. Tread depth

The tread of your Cadillac Escalade wheels provides the traction your vehicle needs when you travel on wet roads. The grooves drive the water away from the tires to prevent them from hydroplaning or sliding on the surface.

Your tire tread needs changing if the depth of its grooves is just 2/32 inches. An easy technique that mechanics recommend for measuring tread depth is to insert a penny in the groove with Abraham Lincoln's head upside down. Schedule your tire for a replacement if you see the top of Lincoln's head.

  1. Wheel rims

Driving slowly on pothole-ridden roads will prevent your wheel rims from bending. 

Moreover, you can prevent your rims from rusting prematurely by keeping them away from moisture, which may occur when you add pressure on your tires. Use cleaning solutions and tools, and let them dry properly to prevent pitting and rusting.

Let OEM Wheels Direct Fulfill Your Rim Needs

Providing a variety of premium automotive parts, Wheel Direct guarantees quality services for owners of different car brands, including Cadillac. Their Cadillac Escalade wheels 22 OEM are fully compatible with 2010 to 2014 models. These Cadillac Escalade wheels 22 OEM also fit 2007 to 2009 models provided that you attach tighter center caps, which Wheels Direct can supply. 

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