How long do new tyres last?

Posted by: Cal on 7/03/2013

Category: Tyre Information

It's a good question - how long are these things I'm buying going to last? Surely a factor just as important as tyre prices.

Well, the safe thing to say is that they won't last forever, but there are many factors that will determine just how long it will be before you need to replace them with a new set.

So many things in fact, that it is nearly impossible to say with any certainty how long your tyres will last. Luckily though, there are many things you can do to extend the life of your tyres.

One of those is making sure that your driving behaviour does not reduce your tyre's longevity.

Rapid acceleration, high speed cornering and heavy braking can all significantly impact the condition of your tyres.

By wearing down your tread more quickly, such driving increases the likelihood of needing to replace one or more of your tyres sooner.

Not getting tyre maintenance checks is another way of shortening the life of your tyres.

If you use your vehicle for longer periods of time while the wheel alignment is out, this can speed the uneven wearing down of tread, as can failing to have regular wheel rotations performed.