How to prolong the lifespan of your tyres
How long do tyres last? The traditional answer would be around 100,000 km (depending on the brand, condition and alignment of the wheels), however, tyre life depends on many aspects and is difficult to determine. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to predict the lifespan of yours.
All quality tyres with high treadwear and excellent traction will give you better results. However, the quality factor also depends on the brand. Some brands build their tyres based on weather conditions, while others simply make regular car tyres that can work in all weather. We stock high-quality tyres and cheap tyres so you can get the right quality for your budget.
How far do you travel?
It is generally assumed that you will drive about 10,000 km per year or so. If you drive more, it’s worth investing in appropriate tyres which our team can talk you through depending on your mileage.
Do you consider yourself a good driver? Well, if you’re driving recklessly, don’t expect your tyres to last long. Tyre performance is affected by the driving you’re doing, and it will affect grip and wheel alignment. Conservative driving benefits tyres, whereas reckless driving and off road driving can have a negative impact.
Paying more means better quality
Buying cheap is sometimes good, but not always. A car tyre is the only thing that touches the ground when you’re driving, so make sure you’re not choosing bad options. We only stock tyres we trust and can discuss with you in-depth the benefits of our tyres. Always choose tires from a tyre specialist. You might wish to buy used car tires, but if you have the budget for new tires, go for them.
Top 5 signs your tyres need replacing:
- Driving style: spinning the wheels on acceleration, or locking them when braking increases wear.
- Bad roads
- Alignment: Not aligning your tyres from time to time will lead to them wearing quickly and unevenly.
- Speed: High-speed driving increases temperature and wear.
- Pressure: Maintaining the correct inflation pressure is one of the most important things you can do to look after your tyres. Both under-inflation and over-inflation can increase wear.
Come and talk to the tyre experts about which tyres are right for you and how adding a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System to your car can give you advanced warning of low tyre pressure.