There are many factors that impact the lifespan of tyres and it is up to you to do all you can to help them to last as long as possible. These include the way you drive, the roads you drive on and how you load your vehicle.
The tread on your tyres has a specific job to do – it helps you grip the road and keep you safe. When this tread wears down too much, you won’t get the maximum benefit from your tyres and you may have to replace them sooner than you should.
How many Kilometres do car tyres last?
Your tyres should have at least 1.6mm of tread across the entire width of their grooves, and be flush with the tyre sidewall (a small bar that sits across the tyre grooves). If your tyres don’t have this amount of tread, they will be more likely to cause you to lose control or skid.
How often you change your tyres also affects their lifespan tyre supplier. Changing them more frequently can reduce their lifespan because it increases the friction between your tyres and the road.
Sudden braking and sharp cornering are also bad for your tyres as they increase the friction between your tyres, the road and other vehicles on the road. Driving gently will prolong your tyres’ lifespan as it will reduce the amount of friction that you create and will keep them in better condition longer.
It is also recommended that you rotate your tyres regularly, and place the worn front tyres on the rear of your vehicle so they don’t wear out faster than the rest. If you do this, your tyres should last between 20,000 and 40,000 miles for front tyres on a front-wheel-drive vehicle and between 40,000 and 60,000 miles for rear tyres on a rear-wheel-drive vehicle.