When to Replace Furniture, Appliances and Tires

When a dining table leg breaks, or a tire blows out, or a dishwasher won’t turn on, it’s easy to see it needs to be replaced. But even if these items are not visibly broken doesn’t mean they’re functioning at their full potential.


Furniture, home appliances and vehicle tires have made great improvements over the years thanks to new technologies and updated styles. So without visible damage, how can you tell when your refrigerator or mattress could use an update?


To help you decide if your home’s interior or car’s tires are ready for an update, we’ve compiled a list of how long these essential items typically last.



  • Sofa: 7-15 years
  • Upholstered chair: 7-10 years
  • Wooden chair: 10-15 years
  • Dining room table: 15-20 years
  • Coffee, end and occasional tables: 5-10 years
  • Bed: 15-20 years
  • Chest of drawers or dresser: 10-20 years
  • Desk: 15 years
  • Office chair: 7-10 years
  • Metal patio furniture: 10 years
  • Wicker and rattan furniture: 10 years
  • Mattress: 5-10 years


Home Appliances:

  • Gas ranges: 15 years
  • Dryers: 13 years
  • Refrigerators: 13 years
  • Dishwashers: 9 years
  • Microwave ovens: 9 years
  • Compactors: 6 years
  • Furnaces: 15-20 years
  • Heat pumps: 16 years
  • Air conditioning units: 10-15 years
  • Electric or gas water heater: 10 years
  • Tankless water heaters: More than 20 years
  • Thermostats: 35 years


Tires: 6- 10 years


While a home remodel may sound exciting to your inner interior designer, your bank account is probably cringing at the thought of buying everything at once. But if you purchase these big-ticket items using a lease-to-own option, you can get what you need today and pay over time to stretch out your savings.


Luckily, here at Kornerstone Credit, we’ve become experts at no credit needed financing to pay for what you need. And our application is quick and easy to fill out, so you’ll know almost instantly if you qualify for up to $5,000, even with bad or no credit.


Fill out our application or call us today and take home that new dishwasher, mattress and rug you’ve been eyeing.

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